Close-up of a pine tree trunk.

Same tree – many different products

Voices are sometimes heard in the debate stating that harvesting should be reduced and only really long-lived products should be produced from the forest – meaning only solid-wood products. But we do not harvest certain trees to produce solid-wood products and others to make products such as pulp and kraftliner – nor would it be efficient to do so. Instead, we manufacture many different products from a single tree.

Manufacturing solid-wood products from the entire tree is not efficient, in part as the upper parts of the tree are of too small a diameter to be used for planks and boards. The small-diameter parts are used to produce other sustainable products. This enables us to use every part of the tree in the best possible way.

Pulp and kraftliner products are not as long-lived as solid-wood products, but they are climate-smart, renewable and highly beneficial for society. Pulp is used to manufacture paper for packaging and hygiene products such as diapers and feminine care products. These are products that make everyday lives easier and help to reduce the use of products with a large carbon footprint. One such example is when plastic packaging can be replaced with paper packaging.  

Our raw materials – trees from responsibly managed forests – become sustainable products to customers around the world. This enables us to help others to transition to a green and sustainable future. And the better we can use the entire tree, the more we can contribute toward the green transition.

The force of the forest for change