27 May 2015, 0:00 CET

An ordinary day as trainee at BillerudKorsnäs – Daniel Djuvfelt

An ordinary day. How does that look for someone working as a trainee at R&D in Frövi? The thing is; I can’t really say that I have any ordinary days; what tasks I’m doing one week is usually not the same the following week. And that is one of the best things with my work; you’re continuously challenged to think in new ways.


The Frövi mill in the distance.

The mill in Frövi is located some 30 km north of Örebro and produces primarily liquid packaging board and cartonboard. I live in Frövi myself so I usually arrive at work on my bicycle around 07:45 in the morning. After checking my mail and calendar I continue working from where I left off the previous day.

Most of the work at R&D is done in the form of projects which are aimed towards some part of the production, be it as developing the current process and products, or to investigate new concepts. Currently a major focus of our work at R&D Frövi is towards the investment of almost 900 million SEK that the company made in Frövi and Rockhammar last year in order to increase the production capacity.  There’s a lot of work to be done but it’s really exciting to be part of this and it is also an excellent opportunity to see all the parts of the production process here in Frövi.

At the time of writing this blog post there are three projects that most of my work is focused towards, in addition to some other tasks. As an example one of the projects is for Rockhammar which produces one of the pulps – CTMP – that are used in the production in Frövi. I am currently evaluating different kinds of refiner strategies to see what is best suited for the production of CTMP. Another project is for investigating the effect of different stock compositions when producing the board on KM5.

Since each project have different tasks, dead-lines and priorities it is up to me to decide how I schedule my work and combined with the trainee-program and its activities, it’s hard to say that what I do one day will be the same the coming day and that’s definitely something that I like about being a trainee at BillerudKorsnäs.