On 2 September 2013, production at the chemothermomechanical pulp mill MMK FollaCell AS, Norway, started successfully. The mill produces high-quality bleached and unbleached chemothermomechanical pulp (BCTMP and CTMP), which are used in varying degrees in MMK virgin fibre, as well as recycled cartonboard qualities. The consistent high qualities of BCTMP and CTMP are also available and freely traded on the market.
MMK FollaCells BCTMP is characterised by its excellent capacity for absorption and its high bulk. The fibre material is largely processed in the paper and cartonboard industry and is most commonly used as a filler material in the middle layer of cartonboard, as well as in tissue production. The highly bleached grades are mainly used in the production of printing and writing paper.
The realisation of innovative, future-oriented product concepts is made possible by one special application: cut CTMP is excellent as a growing substrate and therefore can replace turf, which is subject to strict constraints for growing and leads to the destruction of agricultural land.
The production of chemothermomechanical pulp at the MMK FollaCell mill is based on continuous research and development, both in terms of raw material quality and sustainability. All qualities are available with FSC® or PEFC™ certification.
Raw fibre materials come from sustainable-managed forests, as well as controlled sources, and are regularly tested by an independent third party. We also cooperate closely with the renowned Paper and Fibre Research Institute in Trondheim, to develop tailor-made pulp best suited to different application fields and of course to continuously improve our MMK cartonboard qualities.