Södra Cell Mörrum Meets New Environmental Standard

On September 16, Södra officially inaugurated a new water treatment plant to meet the latest environmental standards for sustainable industry, in compliance with the Industrial Emissions Directive.

Sept. 16, 2015 - Swedish market pulp producer Södra today inaugurated the upgraded biological treatment facility for process water at its pulp mill, Södra Cell Mörrum.

In a written statement, Södra said, "The investment ensures that the mill will comply with the new environmental standards set by the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), and is part of Södra's major expansion project now being implemented across all three of its pulp mills."

The upgrade included the addition of a new disc filter, which is used in the final stage of the treatment process. In addition, the system has been expanded to handle higher volumes of the process water in preparation for future pulp capacity increases.

"The environmental impact of Södra's pulp mills is at such a low level that all of the company's pulp can be used for paper products that carry the Swan or EU ecolabels. The biological treatment facility has mainly been designed to reduce emissions of nitrogen, phosphorus and TOC (Total Organic Carbon) to the Baltic Sea," Södra said.

"Södra aims to be more environmentally conscious than mandated by law, and to exceed the expectations placed on a modern industry," the company added.

Södra, with headquarters in Vaxjo, Sweden, produces market pulp, wood products and biofuels. The company operates three pulp mills in Sweden (Mörrum, Mönsterås and Värö.) with a total capacity of 1.6 million tonnes per year. Sodra produces both softwood and hardwood pulp — 90% softwood and 10% hardwood. To learn more, please visit: www.sodra.com.