Holmen's mills produce paper and paperboard using wood, recovered paper, water and electricity. The process is so technology-intensive and complex that a whole range of questions still remain unanswered: What new areas of use are there for the residual products that are formed during the manufacturing process? How can we optimise our energy supply? How can wastewater be treated more efficiently? And many more...
If you would like to do your degree project at Holmen, go to Current degree projects.
You are also welcome to get in touch with one of our contacts for degree projects (the same as open applications).
Doing your degree project at Holmen involves delving deeply into a particular issue – and hopefully coming up with an answer. You may even come to the conclusion that Holmen is the employer for you.
Examples of project areas
Processes and machine technology:
Identifying detrimental substances in the paper machines
Material balances in sub-systems
The impact of the cellulose fibres and fibre processing on specific product properties
Optimising/developing processes, methods and products
Comparisons between analysis methods and/or analysis tools
Replacing plastic coatings on paperboard with bio-based barriers
Cutting fibre loss
Putting residual products to new uses
- Treating biosludge
- Studying the degradability of residual chemical additives
- The impact of process chemicals on quality, productivity and the environment
Finance, logistics and IT:
- Developing relevant key indicators
- Calculating profitability per product and paper machine
- Profitability models for innovations
- Optimising stock turnover and purchasing procedures
- Production planning
- Supplier assessments
- Business systems
- Examining energy savings
- Optimising control technology, e.g. quality control
- Follow-up/optimising/supervision of statistical process monitoring
- Heat balances in sub-systems