Black, blue, green and gold

The softwood products (NBSK) are branded in three groups called Södra black, Södra blue and Södra green. Hardwood pulp (NBHK), which is made from birch, is branded Södra gold.

We do not produce paper. Our focus is entirely on developing and delivering the best possible pulp. Whether our customers manufacture milk cartons, sandpaper or tissue, we help them find the optimum solution based on their needs and challenges. There is a large number of choices and options within all of our product groups.

Södra produces many different pulps. In fact, we offer our customers more options than any other competing pulp producer. We believe that our extensive portfolio makes it easy for our customers to fulfil a wide range of demands in various end-use areas.

The idea behind our softwood concept is wood segregation. Three kinds of raw material enter Södra’s woodyards; softwood thinnings, roundwood and sawmill chips. These different materials are carefully mixed to achieve different paper properties.

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Our product family

The softwood products (NBSK) are branded in three groups called Södra black, Södra blue and Södra green. Hardwood pulp (NBHK), which is made from birch, is branded Södra gold.

ProductDescription
Södra black Södra black is made from large numbers of juvenile pine trees removed in thinning operations. The pulp fibers are therefore thin and flexible, with an ability to form many kinds of strong bonds in the paper. Södra black also produces a paper with high density, and a smooth and even surface. This pulp is also easy to process, which improves the energy efficiency of paper production.
Södra blue Södra blue is made from several different types of spruce and pine. This mix of raw materials produces a pulp that is ideal for paper requiring high tensile strength, but also a fine structure and surface.
Södra green Södra green is mainly produced from sawmill chips of spruce and pine, which have long and strong fibres. The pulp is therefore ideal as reinforcement pulp, which increases the tensile and tear strength of some types of paper. The pulp also helps to give paper high porosity, stiffness and bulk.
Södra gold The raw material in Södra gold is hardwood, which has shorter fibers than softwood. The advantages of short fibers is that they produce paper sheets with good formation, high strength, density and z-strength. In hygiene products, this pulp produces a soft sheet.

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Henrik Wettergren

Henrik Wettergren

Sales Director Paper Pulp Global

Phone: +46 470 894 52
Marcus Hellberg

Marcus Hellberg

Sales Director

Phone: +46 761 042 808
Hågen Rismark

Hågen Rismark

Sales Director Asia

Phone: +47 901 01780
Oliver Söder

Oliver Söder

Sales Director

Phone: +49 898 906 761 00
Benjamin Brück

Benjamin Brück

Sales Director

Phone: +49 170 811 3785
Linda Ottosson

Linda Ottosson

Head of marketing communication

Phone: +46 72 528 63 38
Thomas Bichler

Thomas Bichler

Sales Director

Phone: +49 151 112 78 490
Maria Staxhammar

Maria Staxhammar

Sales Manager

Phone: +46702-564546
Jonas Larsson

Jonas Larsson

Managing Director Södra Cell GmbH

Phone: +46 70 518 93 63