Clothes made of wood? It’s definitely a growing trend. There are great potential and a bright future for textile materials. We have invested heavily to develop our dissolving pulp. Today, we have two different types of dissolving pulp with properties to meet a wide variety of requirements. The dissolving pulp can also be used in the manufacture of cellophane, sponge cloths, hygiene articles, etc. We manufacture our dissolving pulp from birch, aspen and beech from our own forests, so we can guarantee high quality and consistency every time.
In December 2010, an investment decision was made to begin producing dissolving pulp in Mörrum. At full capacity, 170,000 tons of hardwood dissolving pulp will be produced. After the expansion, our pulp mill in Mörrum will produce 200 000 tpy of dissolving pulp and 300 000 tpy of paper pulp.
Our product family
|Södra orange||Ideal for the lyocell process and the production of lyocell fibres, which are the third generation of cellulose fibres.||Clothing, bedding, textiles or duvets based on lyocell.|
|Södra purple||One of our dissolving pulps. The raw material is mostly birch, but beech and aspen are also used. Södra purple is ideal for the viscose process, where the most common product is viscose fiber.||Clothing, upholstery fabric, sponge cloths or wet wipes made from viscose.|
End products today, the main market for dissolving pulp is the textile industry, for example, in the manufacture of viscose. Wood fibres have been used in clothing manufacture since the 1920s. The emerging market in Asia and the increased interest in environmental issues have contributed to an upswing in the production of this type of clothing. Today, 4-5 percent of the world's textile fibres are based on cellulose from wood, corresponding to approximately four million tonnes of pulp.
The pulp can also be used in the manufacture of cellophane, sponge cloths, hygiene articles, etc.
|"Demand for dissolving pulp for textile purposes is increasing globally. Demand is being driven by population growth and rising prosperity along with a shift toward textiles that offer a more sustainable alternative", Magnus Björkman, marketing and sales director at Södra Cell|