Hardwood pulp


Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp (BHKP)

Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp (BHKP) is commonly used in paperboard and specialty paper, as well as coated and uncoated papers and tissue. In many applications, hardwood pulp provides excellent strength and surface properties.

Our hardwood pulp is used to make our Metsä Birch products. We produce high-quality hardwood pulp at the pulp mills in Äänekoski and Husum.

Our hardwood Pulp consists of high-quality Nordic birch (betula verrucosa, betula pendula or betula pubescens) sustainably sourced and felled by Metsä Forest. Hardwood kraft pulp made from Nordic birch is ideal when high tensile strength and good formation is required. All of the wood raw materials Metsä Fibre uses are 100% traceable to their source.

High yield pulp (BCTMP)

Our Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) is often utilised in the production of paperboard to provide higher bulk and stiffness. For example, in printing papers, higher brightness, bulk and smoothness can be achieved by replacing mechanical pulp with BCTMP.

Our BCTMP pulp is used to make our High Yield Bulk and High Yield Tensile products. We offer these products in cooperation with Metsä Board and produce them at the Metsä Board Kaskinen Mill in Finland.

What gives Metsä High Yield Pulp its excellent high yield and paper technical properties, is the bleaching process that has been designed to preserve the wood’s natural lignin intact. Each Metsä High Yield pulp has been tailor-made to best suit specific end uses from coated speciality papers to board and tissue. Each pulp product consists of 60-100% hardwood, with the remaining 0-40% being of softwood. All of the wood raw materials Metsä Fibre uses are 100% traceable to their source.

Botnia pulp is now called Metsä pulp. In the past, our pulp was branded with the Botnia name. The same products are now branded Metsä. Only the branding has changed. Our products and product range are exactly the same, with the same guaranteed Metsä Fibre quality.