Rottneros Mill in Sweden to Continue Producing Groundwood Pulp

Rottneros has been successful in the development of pulp used for paperboard grades based on both recycled and virgin fibres.

Aug. 29, 2013 - Rottneros said that recent product and process developments at its Rottneros pulp mill in Sweden have gained success in the market, which has in turn boosted demand for its pulp. As a result, Rottneros will continue to produce groundwood pulp at the mill, reversing a plan announced in May of 2012 to close the groundwood pulp line at the mill.

According to Rottneros, “Customers are realizing the added value of the new pulp products developed at Rottneros Mill. One particularly successful area has been the development of pulp used for paperboard types based on both recycled and fresh (virgin) fibres.”

The decision to continue producing groundwood pulp also saves the jobs of about 30 employees.

The pulp line will also continue to produce pulp for printing paper and special applications.

With the groundwood line and the CTMP line in full production, Rottneros Mill is one of the most comprehensive suppliers of high-yield pulp throughout the world, with customers in Europe, Asia and North America.

Rottneros Mill produces two grades of mechanical pulp, groundwood and CTMP pulp. The mill has a production capacity of approximately 170,000 tonnes. The mill produced 121,600 tonnes in 2012.

SOURCE: The Rottneros Group