We are the leading producer of Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp (NBSK). 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 fibrous characteristics and tensile and tear strengths, which ensures Metsä quality. The wood we use is traceable and comes from certified forests.
Metsä Fibre produces high-quality softwood pulp at its bioproduct mills in Äänekoski and Kemi in Finland, at its pulp mills in Joutseno and Rauma in Finland, and at Metsä Board’s pulp mill in Husum, Sweden. Most of our pulp sales are softwood pulp. We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality softwood pulp, which is used to make our Metsä Pine and Metsä Strong products. We develop our products in close cooperation with our customers. In this way, we ensure excellent end product qualities that meet our customers’ requirements for specific pulp characteristics and paper properties.
Our NBSK is commonly used in the production of paper, paperboard and tissue products. The long fibres of softwood pulp give strength to the end product, as well as runnability and excellent dewatering properties in the production process.