SCA has now completed an investment of 7.8 BN SEK in the Östrand pulp mill in Timrå, Sweden. The new factory, which commenced production in June 2018, is a world-class plant in terms of product quality, environmental, sustainability and competitiveness.

After three years, we have completed one of the largest industrial investments in Sweden and the largest to date in Northern Sweden. Work commenced in 2015 and by the summer of 2018 it was completed on time and according plan. In November 2019, the Östrand pulp mill will be running at full capacity. Production will more than double, from 430 000 tonnes to 900 000 tonnes, making the plant the largest production line for bleached softwood kraft pulp in the world.

SCA Östrand is quality-certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and energy certified according to EN 16001. Naturally we are also chain-of-custody approved in accordance with FSC® and PEFC™.

SCA has major focus on the environment and environmental performance is natyrally important to our customers. As a result, our newest mill is now equipped with state of the art technology that minimises emissions to air and water. We are also world leaders in terms of resource management that generates surplus energy to be sold in the form of green electricity. Customers will be offered both TCF- (Total Chlorine Free) and ECF- (Elementary Chlorine Free) pulp, produced with raw materials from sustainable forestry.

 

The inauguration 

After three years of hard work, the Östrand pulp mill was inaugurated on February 14, 2019, by His Majesty the King. Read more about the inauguration.

Capacity

  • Bleached softwood kraft pulp, NBSK, 900 000 tonnes/year (2020)
  • Chemical thermo mechanical pulp, CTMP, 95 000 tonnes/year
  • Green electricity 1,2 TWh/year at full production (2020)
  • 385 employees 

Production

SCA Pulp produces bleached softwood kraft pulp, NBSK and chemical thermo mechanical pulp, CTMP. In the manufacturing of kraft pulp, wood pulp is cooked to pulp wich bleaches to the correct brightness according to TCF or ECF standards to also obtain the purest possible cullulose fiber. The pulp process also produces greeen electricity, district heating, taill oil and turpentine.

 

 

 

 

A world leading pulp producer

SCA's decision to invest in increased capacity for pulp production at Östrand is based on market demand for bleached long-fiber softwood pulp that is increasing every year. Growth is driven primarily by a surge in demand on the global market for tissue and packaging.

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Security and safety

Here you will find important information from Östrand pulp. Read the information on these pages so you know what to do if an accident occurs!

Safety and security

In the event of an accident
Information to neighbours of the mill
Information to neighbours of the mill

For you as a contractor

We want everyone who works here or visits us to feel safe at Östrand. One of the conditions for succeeding in this endeavour is that you follow the applicable safety rules and use the prescribed safety equipment.

For you as a contractor

General safety rules
Health and safety information
Health and safety information

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