Rottneros launches Opacity Extreme, with superior opacity and strength

After extensive development the Swedish pulp manufacturer Rottneros Group now launches its new, improved High Yield Pulp, Opacity Extreme, for thin packaging and printing paper, as well as special applications. In addition to an extremely high opacity the product, produced at the mill Rottneros Bruk, also has excellent strength properties and high purity.

When it comes to thin packaging and printing papers, as well as a number of special applications, the opacity is critical. Low light transmission is required, for example, to ensure that prints will not be seen through the paper sheet. Similarly, the purity of the pulp, the so-called low shives content, is important in the manufacturing of thin paper.

The development of Opacity Extreme has been a team effort within Rottneros Bruk, where Fredrik Danielsson, technical sales manager, has been responsible for the development. Danielsson says Opacity Extreme with its combination of excellent strength properties, high purity and superior opacity is the leading product in the market for thin paper.

Olle Dahlin, CEO of Rottneros Bruk, says that the company now, with the launch of Opacity Extreme, has a very complete and competitive product range for High Yield Pulp, which includes everything from board and tissue to thin packaging and printing paper.

This launch further strengthens the Rottneros Group’s offer. It is another step within the framework of the Group’s strategy to position the two mills, Vallviks Bruk and Rottneros Bruk, towards a high share of specialized pulp.



For further information, please contact: Olle Dahlin, CEO Rottneros Bruk AB +46 70 366 73 00


Rottneros discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The Information was submitted for publication on 2 November 2015 at 10:00 CET.

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Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, which is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company Rottneros Baltic SIA in Latvia. The Group has approximately 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 1.9 billion in the 2017 financial year.