Degree projects with Holmen

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 please 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

Facts about Holmen

  • Number of employees: (2019): 2 915
  • Business areas: Iggesund Paperboard, Holmen Paper, Holmen Timber, Holmen Skog and Holmen Energy
  • Sustainability work: Read more about how Holmen contributes to a sustainable future
  • Related policies: HR policy and Work environment policy

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No matter what role we have within Holmen, we all work with renewable raw material and energy sources as a starting point. There is a great, strong and genuine commitment to our work. Because we believe in what we do.

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