2018 SCA completed one of the largest industrial investments in Sweden and the largest to date in Northern Sweden. Östrand is a world-class plant in terms of product quality, environmental, sustainability and competitiveness.

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Work commenced in 2015 and by the summer of 2018 it was completed on time and according plan. In November 2019, the Östrand pulp mill will be running at full capacity. Production will more than double, from 430 000 tonnes to 900 000 tonnes, making the plant the largest production line for bleached softwood kraft pulp in the world.

SCA Östrand is quality-certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and energy certified according to EN 16001. Naturally we are also chain-of-custody approved in accordance with FSC® and PEFC™.

SCA has major focus on the environment and environmental performance is natyrally important to our customers. As a result, our newest mill is now equipped with state of the art technology that minimises emissions to air and water. We are also world leaders in terms of resource management that generates surplus energy to be sold in the form of green electricity. Customers will be offered both TCF- (Total Chlorine Free) and ECF- (Elementary Chlorine Free) pulp, produced with raw materials from sustainable forestry.

Capacity

  • Bleached softwood kraft pulp, NBSK, 900 000 tonnes/year (2020)
  • Chemical thermo mechanical pulp, CTMP, 95 000 tonnes/year
  • Green electricity 1,2 TWh/year at full production (2020)
  • 385 employees 

Production

SCA Pulp produces bleached softwood kraft pulp, NBSK and chemical thermo mechanical pulp, CTMP. In the manufacturing of kraft pulp, wood pulp is cooked to pulp wich bleaches to the correct brightness according to TCF or ECF standards to also obtain the purest possible cullulose fiber. The pulp process also produces greeen electricity, district heating, taill oil and turpentine.