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Cover Story: Swedish Report: Forest products remain an important source of fibre competence

Bjrn Lyngfelt, vice president communications, SCA Forest Products:"Within the pulp and paper sector, we have two mills in Sweden, besides our paper mill in Austria and the part-owned mill in the UK. ...


September 1, 2002
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Bjrn Lyngfelt, vice president communications, SCA Forest Products:

“Within the pulp and paper sector, we have two mills in Sweden, besides our paper mill in Austria and the part-owned mill in the UK. It is Ortviken paper mill with two LWC machines and two newsprint machines. On the very consolidated European market for publication papers, SCA is a middle-sized player. We try to stay competitive through quality of products and services and cost efficient production units.

“strand, our kraft pulp mill, was back one of the most modern and biggest mills in the world in the late 80s. Today, we land in the middle of the scale regarding size, but we are still leading when it comes to chlorine-free bleaching. From October this year, strand will cease to produce hardwood pulp and will produce only softwood kraft pulp, of which some two-thirds will be supplied internally within the SCA Group.

“Even though the SCA Group has grown primarily in the hygiene and packaging sectors, forest products remain an important source of fibre competence and cash for the SCA Group. We are right now starting up a new paper machine in Austria and we have an optimistic view of our future,” concludes Mr. Lyngfelt.