Pulp – only the strongest fibres are good enough


Wood from Swedish forests is the natural source for the manufacture of pulp and paper – a growing, renewable resource.


It is cost-effective and simple to recycle paper products, provided that fresh fibres are continuously added to maintain the recycling loop.


Unlike plastic materials, paper products biodegrade if they end up in nature – often they can even be composted.

We offer pulp grades made from 100% primary fibres, ensuring first-rate quality in terms of strength and purity. Our three mills are certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001 and produce three different types of premium pulp.

Strong and pure

Billerud Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) pulp is made of 100% primary fibres from Scandinavian spruce and pine. In the harsh climate, coniferous trees grow slowly and develop long fibres that can be recycled five to seven times. NSBK pulp enables an efficient manufacturing process resulting in strong, pure and first-class products.

Production units

Billerud NBSK Gruvön (Central Sweden)

  • A flash-dried pulp from pine and spruce
  • Excellent bulk and tear strength, with a tear/tensile factor to match
  • Suitable for all sorts of end-use applications, incl. specialties like filter paper

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Billerud NBSK Karlsborg (Northern Sweden)

  • A long-fibre pulp from pine and spruce
  • Long, extremely slender and thin-walled fibres from slow-growing trees
  • Flexible fibre that beats easily and provides excellent fibre-bonding, hence superb tensile strength at low energy consumption

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Billerud NBSK Skärblacka (Central and southern Sweden)

  • A long-fibre pulp produced from pine and spruce
  • Strong, flexible fibres for strength and printability
  • Medium-collapsible fibres with high stiffness for excellent bonding properties

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All our production units are certified according to PEFC™ and FSC® Chain of Custody and we issue a wide range of certificates
Contact us to find more information on Regulatory Compliance, etc.

At your service, adding value

We work hard to secure a seamless supply of our material to you, and to give you the support you need when and where you need it. If you want to optimise the packaging you produce or need technical consulting, our services will help you on-site. Our global network is the foundation of our services and an unparalleled asset. You are welcome to take full advantage of it.

Supply Chain Services

In order to secure a seamless supply for process efficiency we have dedicated customer service specialists that answer your calls without delay.

  • Order confirmation
  • Deviation reporting
  • On-time in full tracking

Technical Services

Our technical expertise is close at hand to ensure that your operations run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Use our knowledge and experience to your advantage.

  • Proactive consultation
  • Workshops and training
  • Expert on-site support

Smarter Packaging Services

We can help you create new packaging for your customers, or improve their current solutions, giving you sustainable and profitable business relationships.

  • Packaging innovation
  • Packaging optimisation
  • Education & Workshops
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