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New research: Paper fibre can be recycled 25 times

7 September, 2022

New research shows that paper fibre can be recycled 25 times with high quality. This is more than three times higher than previous estimates and means that the recycling value of paper packaging is much higher than the industry and consumers have previously known. Paper and cardboard are cornerstones of the Swedish forest-based bioeconomy, and…

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s sustainability work has been awarded Platinum level rating by EcoVadis

2 September, 2022

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been awarded EcoVadis’ highest recognition level, Platinum, for the company’s sustainability performance.  The company’s continuous efforts have now been rewarded, placing them among the top one percent of companies assessed by Eco Vadis. The rating is an improvement from Gold level rating, which they were previously rated since 2019. Theire score increased especially…

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Unique opportunity for companies contributing to the future of food

5 July, 2022

Now there is an opportunity for companies working with food innovation to become part of an accelerator programme that will help you to grow and to develop your business. The BioeconomyVentures project is looking for EU-based small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to take part in the programme, which includes training, networking, business-to-investor matchmaking and…

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Södra partners with Happie Nation to devop close–to–nature tourism

On 15 June, major forestry cooperative Södra signed up to invest  SEK 3 million (about EUR 280,000), in an issuance of new shares amounting to a total of  SEK 6 million, thereby joining Happie Nation as a partner. As a result, Happie Nation can now develop its Happie Camp brand, offering close–to–nature accommodation at hidden…

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Swedish-Norwegian study trip brought new perspectives to Europe

4 July, 2022

What happens when key players within digitalisation meet across countries and industries? Broadened views, new knowledge, valuable contacts, and spiring inspiration to apply in your own business. This became clear when a European delegation was invited to experience the cream of the crop of the Swedish and Norwegian forest industry. “I expected to make new…

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Sweden first in the world to 3D print one-piece bio-based kayak

A Swedish project is the first in the world to 3D print a full-size kayak in one piece. The kayak is made of recycled plastic and is reinforced with wood fibre from Swedish forests. 3D printing on an industrial scale is a relatively unexplored area. But now RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, kayak manufacturer Melker…

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Biobase Sweden AB closes second capitalization round at new evaluation of 25 million SEK

2 May, 2022

Biobase Sweden AB closes the second of three planned capitalization rounds of 4 million SEK at an evaluation of 25 million SEK pre-money. The round was oversubscribed. Biobase Sweden AB has an ambitious plan to grow the business both regionally and globally. Sales in Sweden is growing, and the company plans to introduce its products…

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Stora Enso and Picadeli collaborate to make salad packaging more sustainable

28 February, 2022

Stora Enso and Picadeli, Europe’s leading take-away salad bar company, are introducing renewable formed fiber lids to replace single-use plastics in take-away packaging. The lids are made of PureFiber™ by Stora Enso, and they are plastic-free, recyclable, and biodegradable. The innovation will help Picadeli reduce approximately 120 tonnes of plastic waste annually. “Our strategic aim…

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Lignin plant accessible from all over the world

7 February, 2022

Thanks to a digitization of LignoCity, the test and development facility for the forest raw material lignin, geographical boundaries are a thing of the past. It is now possible to tour the plant from all over the world and at the same time get an insight into the fantastic world of lignin. Lignin is the…

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Empowering the transition

20 January, 2022

Paper Province is entering the new year with more member companies, employees, and projects than ever before. “This strengthens the shared muscles that we as a cluster need to lead the transition towards a more climate-friendly society by utilizing the forest”, says Sandra Sundbäck, CEO of Paper Province. As a business cluster in the forest…

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