UPM takes a step change as a pulp supplier investing in a world-class mill in Uruguay

US$2.7bn mill investment and a US$350m boost to port and local logistics will increase pulp production capacity by more than 50%. By Sari Hörkkö, director, stakeholder relations, UPM Pulp. By Sari Hörkkö Director, stakeholder relations, UPM Pulp At the end of July UPM made the decision to invest in a 2.1 million tonne greenfield eucalyptus pulp mill...

A pilot machine partnership fine tunes the furnish mix to optimise quality and costs

As the quest for cost efficiency without compromise on performance continues, how far can tissue producers be engaging their suppliers to help them find the right balance? By Södra Cell’s technical product manager Peter Carlsson. By Peter Carlsson Technical product manager, Södra Over the past year, Södra has started to be involved supplying softwood...

The right chemistry to lower your pulp costs

By Mark Christopher, global market development manager – Tissue, Buckman, Daniel Glover, innovation director – Pulp & Paper, Buckman Daniel Glover Innovation director – Pulp & Paper, Buckman Mark Christopher Global market development manager – Tissue, Buckman Current Market DriversWhen it comes to cost drivers in the manufacture of...

Metsä Fibre’s most recent ambitious development project aims to increase its competences in the field of tissue-grade pulps. A TWM report.

The Northern softwood pulp supplied by Metsä Fibre in its Botnia-branded products are used as raw material for a range of fibre-based paper and board products, and products based on refined wood-based biochemical. For tissue producers, their requirements for raw material generally include excellent softness and high tensile strength. Depending on the end...

Driving home the message – products from sustainable forests do make sense for consumers and the environment

In October, Södra was awarded the “Best Sustainable Project/Social Category” at the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award. The award acknowledged the pulp supplier’s “Act of a hero” marketing campaign, which encourages the conscious consumption of products that originate from sustainable forest. Here, Södra elaborates on the reasons for its...