Softwood pulp


Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp (NBSK) is commonly used in the production of most paper, paperboard and tissue products. Softwood pulp brings strength to the end product, as well as runnability and excellent dewatering properties to the production process.  

Our softwood pulp is used to make our Metsä Pine and Metsä Strong products. Metsä produces high-quality softwood pulp at its pulp mills in Äänekoski, Kemi, Joutseno, Rauma and Husum. 

Our softwood Pulp consists of high-quality Nordic pine (pinus silvestris) and spruce (picea abies) sustainably sourced and felled by Metsä Forest. Softwood pulp produced from Nordic coniferous trees has good tensile and tear strengths. All of the wood raw materials Metsä Fibre uses are 100% traceable to their source.

Typical end uses 

Tissue products  

  • Toilet and towel tissue 
  • Facial tissue and hankies 
  • Napkins   

Speciality products

  • Labels 
  • Thermal / carbonless papers 
  • Glassine 
  • Thin / cigarette papers 
  • Décor / wallpaper 
  • Release liner 
  • Self-adhesive 
  • CMC 
  • Food and packaging papers 
  • Medical papers 
  • Construction paper 

Wood free papers  

  • Coated fine papers, WFC 
  • Uncoated fine papers, WFU 

Paperboard and packaging 

  • Folding boxboard 
  • Ivory board 
  • Liquid packaging board 
  • Liner board  

Botnia pulp is now called Metsä Fibre 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.