Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland

Stora Enso Oyj is a Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer, formed by the merger of Swedish mining and forestry products company Stora and Finnish forestry products company Enso-Gutzeit Oy in 1998. It is headquartered in Helsinki, and it has approximately 29,000 employees. Following the merger, English became the lingua franca of the company, with implications for the effectiveness of internal business communications. In 2002 it was the fifth largest pulp and paper manufacturer in terms of revenue and in 2005 it was the world's largest pulp and paper manufacturer in terms of production capacity. Solidium is the biggest owner in the company. The Wallenberg family through their foundation asset management company FAM is the second biggest shareholder in the company. Wikipedia.

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Stora Enso | Date: 2017-04-12

The present invention relates to a method for recovering crude tall oil from a soap which method comprises the steps of: determining a correlation between the crude tall oil content and the water content of the soap, determining an amount of acid and water needed in order to separate an optimal amount of crude tall oil from the soap dependent on the crude tall oil content of the soap, measuring the water content of the soap, adding the optimal amount of acid and water to the soap, mixing the added acid and water with the soap whereby an acidulated soap is formed and the crude tall oil is separated and recovering the separated crude tall oil from the acidulated soap.

Stora Enso | Date: 2017-05-03

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing cellulose carbamate which method comprises the following steps: providing a never-dried pulp, adding urea and mixing said pulp with said urea, mechanically treating said mixture, drying the mixture, and heating the relatively dry mixture thus providing a cellulose carbamate. The present invention also relates to a cellulose carbamate obtainable by said method, use of said cellulose carbamate and a dope comprising said cellulose carbamate.

The present invention relates to a process for producing at least one ply of a paper or paperboard product which process comprises the steps of; subjecting cellulosic fibers to heat treatment wherein the fibers are treated at a high dry content and at an increased temperature, preparing a slurry comprising said heat treated fibers, forming a web of said slurry and, dewatering said web whereby a ply of said product is formed. The present invention further relates to a paper or paperboard product produced according to the process.

The present invention relates to abase polymer material composition comprising a conductive carbon powder, a method for the manufacturing thereof and use thereof.

The invention refers to a method to produce a packaging material comprising the steps of; treating at least one surface of a paperboard substrate with a binder and with a metal salt, printing at least a part of said treated surface with ink, and applying at least one polymer layer on said printed surface. The packaging material produced in accordance with the invention shows good printability and simultaneously good adhesion of the applied polymer layer.

A method for forming a thermoplastic composite material in a papermaking machine, wherein the method comprises the steps of: forming an aqueous fiber material suspension; bringing said fiber suspension in contact with at least one additive, said additive being introduced into said fiber suspension, whereby said additive reacts to form a precipitation product onto or into the fibers, thereby forming an intermediate suspension, introducing, after the formation of the intermediate suspension, a plastic material into said intermediate suspension, thereby forming a plastic fiber composite suspension.

The invention discloses a method of continuous cooking cellulose fibrous material in a digester, said digester having a top and a bottom. The method of the invention comprises the steps of: -feeding a slurry comprising cellulosic fibrous material and cooking liquor into the top the digester, -feeding a first washing liquor into the bottom portion of the digester, which first washing liquor moves counter currently up through at least part of the digester, -removing pulp from the bottom of the digester, -feeding a second washing liquor into the center of the digester at least at the level of a first screen section, -feeding a third washing liquor into the center of the digester at the level of a second screen section, and -withdrawing the cooking liquor and the washing liquors from the first screen section and from the second screen section, which first screen section is arranged in a lower part of the digester and which second screen section is arranged below said first screen section. Thus, in accordance with the invention, a third washing liquor is added to the center of digester at the level of an additional, second extraction screen section arranged in the lower part of the digester. The method makes it possible to increase the production rate in the digester but still maintain or even increase the washing efficiency.

The present disclosure provides a structural member (10), such as a beam, a stud or a joist, presenting a predetermined bending direction (B). The structural member comprises a plurality of glued-together wood lamellae (20a, 20b), each having a lamella cross section which is parallel with a cross section of the structural member (10) and a longitudinal direction which is parallel with a longitudinal direction of the structural member and with a principal grain direction of the wood lamellae (20a, 20b). In the structural member, the lamellae (20a, 20b) are formed as radial sections of a log and present cross sections which are triangular or trapezoidal and present a respective base surface (bs1) that is formed at a radially outer part of the log. The lamellae (20a, 20b) are arranged as at least one layer in which base surfaces (bs1) of a pair of immediately adjacent lamellae (20a, 20b) face opposite directions. The base surfaces (bs1) are perpendicular to the bending direction (B).

The invention relates to a method of making paper or paperboard comprising the steps of; a. providing a stock suspension; b. adding a mixture of alkali-metal silicate and precipitated calcium carbonate to said stock suspension; c. adding an acidic media to said stock suspension substantially directly before and/or after step (b) d. forming a web of the stock suspension obtained in step (d) e. drying said web. The addition of a mixture of alkali-metal silicate and PCC and of an acidic media to the stock suspension in accordance with the invention improves the bonding between the fibers and the filler (PCC), whereby problems related to dusting is decreased. Moreover, the method enables the addition of a higher amount of fillers to the paper without substantially affecting the strength.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: BBI-RIA | Phase: BBI.VC2.R5-2015 | Award Amount: 4.20M | Year: 2016

EFFORTE draws a red line through critical, cost/benefit driving processes, and environmentally concerns of todays forestry. Starting with efficient fulfilment of various customer demands the red line goes along efficient utilization of Big Data sources, present knowledge and critical new knowledge foreseen as outcomes from this project. Technical development and mechanization has been a winning concept for high productivity now emphasizing more gentle methods and just in time deliveries to different industry customers. This is possible to reach if new knowledge, improved methods and technical development are combined with better transfer of information and data from different sources (e.g processes, geo data from LiDAR scanning, other conditions such as weather data etc).These Big Data sources have been available for some years, but it is not until recently that hardware, data communication and merging possibilities enable full potential for a revolution of new applications. In the EFFORTE proposal we have identified three main subjects that have specific importance for efficiency, productivity and environmental concern in forest practice. Two of these implies to increasing crucial knowledge and the third, Big Data applications, combines the new knowledge with high resolution information sources into practice increasing efficiency in forest management and the connected value chains. The main objectives of EFFORTE are: i) To develop scientifically firm and techno-economically feasible methodology to predict trafficability prior to forest operations. ii) To increase forest growth and productivity of tree planting and young stand management iii) To develop, customize and pilot modern Big data solutions that will increase productivity and decrease negative environmental impact (e.g. soil, water and reduced fuel consumption). By EFFORTE we expect to make difference in efficiency, productivity and sustainability for a growing Bio-based economy in Europe.

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