Division Paper

Division Paper manufactures and sells high-performance, premium-grade kraft and sack paper to selected segments in the manufacturing, medical equipment and consumer sectors.

The material is sold primarily to packaging manufacturers. The core areas of use are dry food, medical applications and the construction industry. The division sells any surplus pulp that BillerudKorsnäs does not use in its own production on the open market.

Growth strategy

  • Increased volumes in attractive segments, driven primarily by the new KM7 board machine in Gruvön
  • Secure production stability
  • Innovation in collaboration with packaging manufacturers and brand owners

Sales by product category

Sales by product category Percent
Kraft paper, 53
Sack paper, 47

Division Paper sells

  • Kraft paper is used primarily in packaging for medical equipment and food packaging aimed at users that require very high standards of purity, printability, sterilisation, flexibility and strength.
  • Sack paper has high strength, which is crucial for competitiveness in this market. The sack paper can be filled without splitting or creating dust, which not only protects the content but also contributes to a clean and healthy work environment.

Production units

Skärblacka

Produces high-quality machine glazed kraft paper, brown sack paper, fluting and market pulp. It has two laboratories, with expertise in barriers and various types of sealing system, for the development of packaging for food and medical products.

Karlsborg

Produces formable paper (FibreForm®), kraft paper and sack paper plus market pulp. It has a Packaging Development Center that offers value adding expertise and services in the optimisation of pulp and the development of bags and sack packaging.

Beetham

Produces paper for packaging of medical equipment, food packaging and other types of industrial applications. Specific applications include grease-resistant paper for the fast-food industry and direct-seal sterile barrier paper.

Pietarsaari

Produces kraft and sack paper. The Pietarsaari plant also produces advanced, high-performance paper grades for a range of technical applications such as abrasive papers and reel and ream wrapping.

Key facts

0-2%
Annual growth target
8 523 SEKm
Net sales
1 516 SEKm
EBITDA