Pulp line no. 1 at Södra’s Mörrum plant in southern Sweden is back online and under full operation after a substantial rebuild. The pulp line is expected to churn out 170,000 tpy of dissolving pulp based on hardwood fibre. Södra is anticipating a strong market development for textile pulp as it is renewable and will replace oil-based and cotton fibres. Since the investment decision was made in 2010, the company has reorganized its markets for the new customers.
The second pulp line in Mörrum produces 300,000 tpy of softwood pulp.
Södra is also mulling over a second textile pulp line at one of the company’s mills. A definitive decision will be made in 2012.