SCA Cirrus is our series of superior degree green products, responsibly refined from our pulp production, including tall oil, turpentine, district heating and green electricity

Tall oil

We produce about 35 000 tons/year of tall oil (2020), comprising various wood substances extracted from the black liquor. The substance is derived from the resins and is also a renewable raw material for making bio-diesel.


Another green product is turpentine, yielding approximately 1 000 tons/year (2020) and is obtained by the sulphate process from chemical pulp production. The essential oils, found naturally in the wood, consist of a variety of diverse chemical compounds and can be used in the manufacture of perfumes and other cosmetic products. Essential oils may also be used as flavoring in food and beverages, including liqueurs, soft drinks, pastries and sweets.

District heating

An important Cirrus product is district heating, which is produced by excess heat from the the pulp processes - that are exchanged with the district heating networks in Timrå and Sundsvall municipality. 

SCA delivers approximately 180 GWh of heat on an annual basis to the district heating networks in Timrå and Sundsvall, which corresponds to the heating of about 12,000 households.

Green electricity

The mill is more than self-sufficient in electricity. Östrand generates 1,25 TWh green electricity from the turbines, or one percent of the total energy production in Sweden. We sell 600 GWh of green electricity online annually, about as much as what a larger hydropower plant produces.