With its almost unrivalled production efficiency, Braviken Paper Mill outside Norrköping combines technology and tradition with keen environmental awareness.
If you flick through a product catalogue, or read a pink sports or financial newspaper in one of Europe’s major cities, there is a good chance you’ll be holding a product from Braviken. Over 80 per cent of all the paper produced here is exported to markets outside Sweden.
Braviken is in an intensive period of restructuring, with the proportion of magazine and book paper climbing steadily. Nevertheless, newsprint remains an important part of the business.
Braviken Paper Mill is also located alongside Holmen’s new sawmill, creating a bio co-location with environmental solutions for the future. The paper mill supplies the sawmill with energy and heat, and in return it gets raw material in the form of wood chips. Residual bark and wood shavings are then used for energy production and district heating.
Holmen Paper ceased production on PM 51 at Braviken Paper Mill during the third quarter of 2013.
Braviken Paper Mill facts
Raw material: Spruce pulpwood and recovered paper
Process: TMP and DIP
Products: MF Magazine, book paper, newsprint, coloured newsprint and telephone directory paper
Brand names: Holmen XLNT, Holmen BOOK, Holmen PLUS, Holmen NEWS, Holmen Coloured NEWS, Holmen GUIDE
Production capacity: 600 000 tonnes/year