In June 2016, we decided to increase our fluff pulp capacity with an investment of 26,5 MEUR at our Skutskär mill in Sweden. This investment aimed to enhance the mill’s profitability and long-term competitiveness by increasing fluff pulp capacity by approximately 160 000 tonnes annually, simultaneously strengthening our position as Europe’s biggest fluff pulp supplier.
The investment project is scheduled to be ready as of Q2/2018 and customer deliveries are expected as of Q3/2018. “We have been working on test runs and started internal product qualification, and so far, we have been very pleased with the progress. We have been training operators, trying out the new machines and the new line; the results have been very promising. We may even deliver test reels to customers already during May or in early June,” says Henrik Holm, Mill Director, Skutskär.
Answering the needs of a growing hygiene market
Our grades are used in a large variety of end uses with the hygiene and non-woven industries. Some of the most common applications are found within the baby care, adult incontinence and feminine care markets, products for medical applications and other airlaid applications.