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Metsä Fibre Customers

Metsä Fibre develops, manufactures and delivers Botnia-branded bioproducts used as raw material for the production of a wide range of fibre-based paper and board products and products based on refined wood-based biochemical. We are one of the global leaders in producing bioproducts and related services that meet the customer’s needs on time and at competitive prices.

Board

White paper board  
 

Botnia for Board Customers

Board manufactures often have very different needs for pulp depending on the desired end product. Board is used in everything from robust packaging for sensitive foodstuffs to highly visual and decorative packaging in the cosmetics industry for example.

While softwood pulp provides good runnability and excellent strength properties for board grades, hardwood pulp gives good surface properties for board grades. Botnia hardwood grades consist of birch and eucalyptus pulps. Birch fibres provide an excellent combination of structure and strength properties. Good formation and optical properties can be realised by using eucalyptus fibres. All pulps in the Botnia portfolio are certified to meet all of the cleanliness requirements for board.

For more information about our products, please contact Metsä Fibre sales or Technical Customer Service.

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Softwood Grades:

Hardwood Grades:

Tissue

Tissue paper 
 

Tissue producers’ needs generally include both excellent softness and high tensile strength. Depending on the final end product, functional properties such as absorption capacity may also play an important role.

Botnia softwood in tissue provides sufficient strength to the base sheet throughout the process. The ideal softwood fibre for tissue requires a minimum amount of refining energy to reach the desired strength level in order to minimise generation of fines and maximise dewatering properties and bulk. Hardwood mainly provides softness and high smoothness. Due to its excellent wet resilience, BCTMP can improve the absorption capacity of industrial and household towels.

For more information about our products, please contact Metsä Fibre sales or Technical Customer Service.

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Softwood Grades (Bleached Softwood kraft pulps):

Hardwood Grades:

High Yield Pulps (BCTMP):      

Specialty paper

Oven dish with parchment paper  
 

Botnia for Specialty Paper Customers

Specialty papers is a category that includes everything from tea bags to bank notes and photographic papers. Their special needs are also highly varied, from high density and smooth structures to porours structures.

Metsä Fibre’s extensive product portfolio provides options for all these diverse needs. Our range of softwood pulps includes thin walled fibres with fast refinability, and coarse and long fibres with good reinforcement potential. Botnia hardwood grades consist of birch and eucalyptus pulps. Birch fibres provide good strength and surface properties while eucalyptus fibres provide good bulk, due to the rigidity of the fibre. The high fibre number gives good formation and surface properties, softness and uniform porocity. On the other hand BCTMP will improve the bulk, stiffness and opacity of various paper products compared to chemical pulp.

For more information about our products, please contact Metsä Fibre sales or Technical Customer Service.

Printing and writing

A pile of magazines 
 

Paper used for printing and writing purposes has different requirements depending on the end use. Visual properties such as brightness and good runnability are generally musts, but levels of needed strengths, stiffness and bulk are highly individual.

The role of our softwood is mainly to provide good runnability, dewatering and excellent strength properties for magazine papers. In magazine papers BCTMP provides higher bulk and stiffness compared to chemical pulp. Higher brightness, bulk and smoothness will be achieved when mechanical pulp is replaced by BCTMP.

For more information about our products, please contact Metsä Fibre sales or Technical Customer Service.

Biochemicals

Chemical substance in a lab tube  
 

Botnia for Biochemicals Customers

Metsä Fibre is one of the world’s biggest producers of pine-based biochemicals. We provide Botnia-branded Crude Tall Oil (CTO) and Crude Turpentine (CST), which are further refined and used in a wide range of end use applications in just as many industries.

Crude Tall Oil is typically divided into fatty acids (TOFA), rosin and sterols. Crude Tall Oil is widely utilized as a raw material in the production of everything from biofuels and pharmaceuticals to adhesives, rubbers and inks.

Crude Sulphate Turpentine (CST) is a compound, which in its numerous refined states is typically found in parfymes and cosmetics as well as in paints, varnishes and solvents.

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