9 六月, 14:07
Stora Enso will invest Euro 26.5 million in Skutskär pulp mill to increase itsluff capacity to meet the growing demand in the hygiene market, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The investment will enhance Skutskär Mill’s profitability and long-term competitiveness by increasing fluff production by approximately 160,000 tonnes nnually.
The mill’s softwood capacity is expected to be reduced by 160,000 tonnes, starting from year 2018. The total fluff pulp capacity of the mill after the investment will amount to 415,000 tonnes.
The investment supports Stora Enso’s strategy of transforming into a customer-focused renewable materials growth company. The aim is to develop further the current market pulp business and to focus more on growth segments.
The investment is expected to be completed during the 2Q 2018, and it falls within the group’s capital expenditure guidance given earlier. The investment includes the necessary changes to one of the drying machines.
Stora Enso’s Skutskär Mill produces Northern bleached kraft softwood pulp (NBSK), softwood fluff pulp and bleached hardwood pulp (birch). The total annual capacity of the mill is 540,000 tonnes.