Pulp production at SCA’s Östrand plant restarted

25 Jun 2018 − 

SCA's pulp mill in Östrand has resumed production and shall reach its new capacity of 900,000 tpy of bleached softwood pulp in 2020.

Swedish pulp manufacturer Svenska Celulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) has resumed pulp production at the Swedish NBSK mill in Östrand after a ten weeks stop. SCA announced that the recommissioning took place on the weekend of 23/24 June and plans to reach production of marketable high quality products within two weeks.

Production at the pulp mill in Timrå was shut down on 11 April for the final conversion work of the Helios expansion project. The plant has more than doubled production capacity to 900,000 tpy of softwood pulp. It is now the world's largest production site for softwood pulp with a 3-4% share of the global NBSK market, according to information from SCA.

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