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17.01.2018 0

Production disruptions impact profit negatively

The difficulties with production availability continued in the fourth quarter 2017 which impacted sales volumes negatively despite a very strong market. Operating profit (EBIT) for full year 2017 is calculated to be approximately MSEK 2 240 which is lower than expected but gives a margin of 10%.

It is mainly the production facilities in Gruvön and Gävle that are affected, which impact sales negatively within business areas Consumer Board and Corrugated Solutions.

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20.09.2017 0

BillerudKorsnäs unit in Karlsborg now back to full production

Following a fire which broke out at BillerudKorsnäs’s unit in Karlsborg, Sweden, the production is now resumed to full capacity after a successful work. The impact of the fire is approximately SEK 35 million ($4.4 million).

The unit in Karlsborg manufactures sack and kraft paper and has a capacity of approximately 300,000 tonnes per year.  

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13.09.2017 0

BillerudKorsnäs Among the Sustainable Companies in the World

BillerudKorsnäs is again named to be one of the most sustainable companies in the world. Last year, it belonged to the top 20%, but this year, it’s now part of the top 10%, according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

The company attributes its sustainability to its performance within risk and crisis management, climate strategy and labor practice indicators.  

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06.09.2017 0

BillerudKorsnäs invests

BillerKorsnäs has recently invested in cold chain packaging as it acquires a minority holding in California-based Vericool Inc. It is made by the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, BillerudKorsnäs Venture AB, a venture which links up the company to young and innovative companies at their early phase.

Vericool’s technology involves solutions which enable high-quality, sustainable and compostable packaging for unbroken cold chains in various markets.

The investment is made in line with the company’s goal of challenging conventional packaging for a sustainable future.

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18.05.2017 0

BillerudKorsnäs production in Gruvön experience breakdown

BillerudKorsnäs experienced a major breakdown in the digester in the semi-chemical pulp production line in Gruvön. The pulp line supplies the fluting machine PM6 with pulp and consequently no fluting from PM6 can currently be produced. The breakdown of the pulp line does not have an impact on the integrated chemical pulp mill, neither does it impact the production of kraft paper, liner or liquid packaging board at the mill.  


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