Our production process
Follow our production process from sourcing virgin fiber from sustainably managed forests to delivering eco-friendly packaging that challenges the conventional.
Billerud manufactures packaging material using virgin fibre from softwood or hardwood. The Group only buys wood from well managed forests.
The pulpwood is debarked. The bark is recycled as fuel.
The debarked wood is cut into chips.
4. Pulp production
The pulp is produced by cooking the chips with chemicals under pressure and at high temperature.
6. Paper production
Paper production is carried out in three stages: forming, pressing and drying.
The pulp is cleaned and bleached in cases where the end product requires this. After cooking, the pulp is washed and screened.
7. Paper reels and pulp packs
The finished and cut paper reels or the pulp are packaged for delivery to the customer.
Deliveries are made by sea, rail or road.
A large proportion of sales come from customers that convert Billerud’s packaging materials into various types of packaging.
10. Sustainable packaging
Billerud’s primary fibre-based packaging materials provide sustainable packaging that is able to challenge conventional packaging.