SCA R&D Centre support ongoing operations, product renewal and drive innovations to create future business opportunities. The organization includes specialist competence that ensures excellence in key areas.

SCA R&D Centre coordinates the Group's external research and development partnerships. SCA is taking part in several collaboration projects that strengthen and complement our own expertise and resources. We work together with bilateral and multi-stakeholder projects with partners from businesses, institutes and higher education in Sweden and abroad. These projects may be fully financed by SCA or may receive some financing at local, regional, national or European level. One prerequisite for SCA to take part in external projects is that these must have a distinct link to SCA's strategies and priorities. Collaborative activities must – directly or indirectly – support business transactions of today or tomorrow and have a link to the forest, which is at the heart of the company's operations.

The SCA R&D Centre works continuously to ensure that externally generated results are used in internal projects and to create business value. It is therefore important for us to maintain relevant processes to evaluate and prioritize submitted project proposals and potential partners. We strive to achieve a balanced external project portfolio comprising both long-term, knowledge-building and product-centric activities.

Travel to SCA R&D

Within SCA R&D there are four departments:

Fiber and Biomass Technology:
Development of pulp, greenUtveckling av pappersmassa, grön chemistry and energy.

Performance and Prototyping Lab: 
Laboratory operations for example pulp and paper.

Advanced Analytics:
Group for chemical analysis.

Product Technology:
Development within paper technology, paper machine technology and product safety. Responsible concerning SCA patent.