Stora Enso to quit dissolving pulp business

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Stora Enso is planning to stop production and exit global market for dissolving pulp used for viscose manufacture, according to Euwid.

Dissolving pulp production is not considered to be a core segment for the company and represented only a small part of its overall business.

The company said: "During the last year, we reviewed Stora Enso's strategic agenda and identified our focus areas going forward. We want to focus on and take leading market positions in the segments where we see potential for future growth, namely packaging, wooden construction and biomaterials innovation from lignin."

Stora Enso produces dissolving pulp at its Enocell mill in Uimaharju, Finland. The mill has a total capacity to produce 490,000 t of standard and dissolving pulp grades. The mill will continue to produce types of pulp grades other than dissolving pulp and for end uses other than viscose.