SCA is investing SEK 196 million to increase production of Whitetop kraftliner at its Munksund papermill in Piteå. Through this investment, the mill’s capacity to produce kraftliner will increase from 150,000 tons to 200,000 tons per annum. The investment will affect the woodroom, where the pulpwood is debarked, and the pulpmill. The project will be finished and in operation in May 2019.
“This is an important step in our development towards more value-added products in Munksund papermill,” says Mats Nordlander, President Business Area Paper. “The demand is increasing for white kraftliner with excellent printing properties. Through this investment we increase the production of high-value products in Munksund and we can optimise the production of kraftliner in the Obbola papermill. Thereby we improve the competitiveness of both mills.”