Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) announced that Europe’s largest pulp, board and paper manufacturer will use HPS process automation, safety system and manufacturing optimisation technologies to modernise one of its key mills and help it meet rising demand for renewable packaging board.
Stora Enso Oyj is implementing Honeywell’s technologies as part of a modernisation and optimisation effort at their paper mill in Varkaus, Finland.
Headquartered in Helsinki, Stora Enso is the largest pulp, board and paper producer in Europe, and one of the largest in the world.
HPS is a major supplier of automation and control technologies to the paper industry and its technology can be found in more than 2000 sites worldwide.
“Stora Enso’s business objective is to produce and deliver the highest quality paper and board products in the world, and Honeywell’s portfolio of technologies will help them reach this goal safely, reliably and efficiently,” said Ali Raza, vice president, HPS.
“We have worked with Stora Enso for about 40 years and I am pleased that Honeywell can help them modernise this facility.”
The Stora Enso project coincides with conversion of the facility to produce kraftliner, a virgin-fiber-based containerboard. Globally, the company produces a number of products, including about 5.6 million tons of chemical pulp, 10.9 million tons of paper and board, and 14 billion square feet of corrugated packaging.