SCA has invested SEK 7.8 billion in Östrand pulp mill in Timrå. The new factory, which started up in June 2018, will be a world-class in terms of product quality, environment and competitiveness.
It is one of the largest industrial investment ever in Sweden and the largest in northern Sweden ever. SCA Östrand double its production capacity from 430 000 tonnes to 900 000 tonnes and will get the biggest production line for bleached 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. Östrand is also chain-of-custody approved in accordance with FSC® and PEFC™.
SCA Östrand has a major focus on the environment and environmental performance is important to our customers. Östrand will be equipped with state of the art technology to minimize emissions to air and water. The new plant will become the leader 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 pulp, produced with raw materials from sustainable forestry.
Inauguration of Östrand's pulp mill
- Bleached softwood kraft pulp 430 000 tonnes
- CTMP 95 000 tonnes
- Green electricity 460 GWh
- 233 employees (excl. SCA Maintenance)
Bleached kraft pulp and CTMP pulp are produced at SCA Östrand. Kraft pulp is produced by boiling chips into pulp that is then bleached using hydrogen peroxide and oxygen to produce cellulose fiber that is as pure as possible. We also extract crude turpentine from the wood.
CTMP pulp is produced by treating chips with sodium sulfite and steam before it is ground to pulp that is then bleached with hydrogen peroxide. We manufacture the sodium sulfite ourselves from sulfur dioxideand sodium hydroxide.