Södra invests to make its totally chlorine-free pulp stronger still

Latest developments at Södra’s Mönsterås mill in Sweden target tissue makers favouring TCF pulp. The company talks to TWM about responding to customer demand for an equally bright but even more durable fibre Ever since it was a pioneer of TCF (totally chlorine-free) bleaching in the 1990s, Södra Cell Mönsterås has been refining the process. TCF pulp...

NBSK… keeping the industry’s benchmark pulp at the highest grade

From the mighty pines and spruce of British Columbia to the tiny crill from wood chip particles – Canfor Pulp’s Innovation director Paul Watson and scientist Paul Bichot tell TWM about the intense and on-going focus on quality control.   Maintaining and continually upgrading important properties in fibre quality are vital to achieving the necessary...

A half billion Euro investment with tissue at its core

Södra’s expansion at Värö has the needs of tissue makers at heart. A TW report. On 24 February 2014, Södra’s board of directors gave the green light to invest SEK 4 billion in a major expansion of its Värö pulp mill in Sweden. This is the world’s largest expansion of softwood pulp capacity in a decade and is designed very much with tissue makers in...

High quality NBSK fibre for premium tissue paper grades

By Paul Watson, director of Canfor Pulp Innovation and Wlad Janssen, specialist on tissue for Canfor Pulp Fibre is the highest single cost element of a finished tissue product, typically more than 50% of the total cost, of course with variations and depending on quality attributes such as softness, bulk, strength and absorption. The highest quality tissue...

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