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Matilda Iverlund appointed new CEO for Paper Province

9 February, 2024

Paper Province has recruited Matilda Iverlund as the new CEO. Matilda Iverlund brings experience from the forestry industry and looks forward to leading Paper Province into the future. “We are delighted to have successfully recruited Matilda Iverlund after an extensive and rigorous search and selection process. She has a knack for turning ideas into tangible…

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Moelven Wood and Billerud collaborate to develop a new sustainable packaging

21 December, 2023

Moelven Wood and Billerud are joining forces to examine the possibility of developing a new packaging solution for Moelven’s interior panels. The goal is to create a paper-based solution to replace the current plastic shrink wrap. The collaboration stems from an innovation competition organized by Paper Province. In September, 19 companies submitted 22 solution proposals…

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Seven Swedish startups found new business opportunities in Canada

30 June, 2023

Recently, Paper Province and Sting Bioeconomy travelled to Toronto and Vancouver with seven Swedish startups to find collaborations for forest-based innovations. “I am very happy with the trip that helped us make many valuable contacts that will be useful in the future,” says Theodor Håkansson from Ecopals. Paper Province’s collaboration with Canada goes back several…

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World’s tallest wooden wind turbine tower being built in Sweden

27 June, 2023

A 105-meter wind turbine tower made of wood, the tallest of its kind, is being built in Sweden by the wood technology company Modvion. The tower will be the company’s first commercial installation and is being built for the energy company Varberg Energi, in the municipality of Skara in Sweden. “This is the start of…

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Sweden and Canada strengthen cooperation for forest-based innovations

14 June, 2023

In mid-June, Paper Province and Sting Bioeconomy travel to Toronto and Vancouver together with seven Swedish start-ups to explore collaborations around forest-based innovations. The trip deepens an ongoing collaboration and creates business opportunities for companies in both Sweden and Canada. The start-ups participating in the trip 15 – 21 June are Biosorbe, Bright Day Graphene,…

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Globally unique research for better fuel pellets

31 May, 2023

800 tonnes of sawdust was recently turned into fuel pellets in a globally unique test run in Sweden. That was part of a pellet research project that is being carried out on a large scale to investigate differences in quality between different raw material compositions. Testing  are a cheap and environmentally friendly energy source made…

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Trend spotting in Japan reveals differences in packaging size and materials

2 December, 2022

What does sustainable packaging mean to you? In Sweden, we tend to think of fossil-free packaging made from renewable and natural raw materials. In Japan, sustainability means small packages that preserve the food; the material is secondary. In mid-October, a group from Paper Province travelled to Japan to participate in Asia’s largest packaging fair –…

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Maria Sandberg receives Paper Province Award 2022

This year’s Paper Province Award goes to Maria Sandberg, Associate Professor of Environmental and Energy Systems at Karlstad University. Her research builds bridges between the research and business worlds, and paves the way for new value-added materials and products in the circular forest bioeconomy, created from residues and waste of the mills. “It feels very…

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Canada and Sweden are hoping for new green partnerships

26 October, 2022

Several significant connections have been established between Swedish startups and Canadian companies who were present at the Swedish-Canadian Innovation Days in Toronto at the end of September. Paper Province was there to represent the members and strengthen an already existing collaboration. “A close relationship between the two countries is of great importance to accelerate a…

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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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