Fibre of the future

With substantially more softwood pulp capacity coming on stream, what are the benefits for the tissue maker?​ Södra Cell’s marketing director Marcus Hellberg talks to TWM. A TWM report. The steady growth in global tissue consumption creates a great opportunity for tissue producers. But bearing in mind that tissue is essentially made from wood fibre, can we...

Strength and softness – how NBSK pulp fibres deliver

Canfor Pulp, the world’s fifth largest supplier of softwood kraft pulps, planted 78 million trees in 2015 alone in British Colombia, Canada. Here, manager of innovation and optimisation Paul Bicho explains the latest technologies involved in structuring the tissue sheet to generate bulk, softness and absorption. A TWM report. Fibre is a major contributor to...

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...

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