Stora Enso Inaugurates New SC Machine in Sweden
April 28, 2006 - Stora Enso said that a new paper machine at its Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden was officially inaugurated today. The new machine produces high-quality super-calendered (SC) magazine paper.
According to Stora Enso, PM 12 started up in the beginning of November 2005 and is well on its starting curve, currently producing more than 900 tonnes of SC paper per day. The machine is designed to produce 420,000 tpy of SC paper from spruce pulpwood.
Production from the new machine enables the mill to enter new end-use areas and markets that have been traditionally dominated by coated grades (e.g. LWC), Stora Enso said.
The Kvarnsveden Mill also expects to target overseas markets such as North America, Asia and South America, Stora Enso added.
Stora Enso invested about EUR 450 million in the machine project.
Kvarnsveden Mill is located in central Sweden. The mill was founded in 1900 and today has four paper machines with an annual production capacity of approximately 1 million tonnes of newsprint, improved newsprint and uncoated magazine paper. About 85% of the mill's production is exported, primarily to countries within Europe with the largest customers being in the UK and Germany. Kvarnsveden Mill, which has some 970 employees, is ISO 14001 certified and EMAS registered.
SOURCE: Stora Enso