Fiskeby Board has one of Europe’s most environment-friendly plants for the production of board based on recovered fibre. We are one of a very few board manufacturers to have their own extruder to coat board with plastic. In 2010 a new solid fuel boiler was opened to generate energy.
Fiskeby is Scandinavia’s only manufacturer of recovered fibre-based board (WLC, white line chipboard). Our products are manufactured 100% from recovered fibre, which is recycled with the aid of mechanical energy and recirculated hot water. The manufacturing of coated board is paper production in its most complex form. Once the pulp has been treated, Fiskeby creates the board in the form of laminate made up of four layers of fibre with different properties. It is far easier to press the water out of recovered fibre than other kinds of fibre, which means that the subsequent drying process requires less energy. Coating in two stages takes place automatically in the board machine. The water-based inks are customised to meet our customers’ strict demands for the printed area. The production capacity is 170,000 tonnes of board.
In the finishing stage, the board is cut to create sheets or smaller rolls, depending on the customer’s preferences. The trimmed sheets are then placed on pallets, packaged and fitted with labels. There are quality controls at several stages during the process. In the post-processing department there is also a laminating machine, a so-called extruder. Here the board is coated with polyethylene to protect it from grease and moist contents.
One of the major challenges facing manufacturing industry is high energy costs. In 2010 a new solid fuel boiler was opened in Fiskeby. This boiler secures the board production facility’s entire steam requirement and up to 40% of the mill’s other electricity requirements. The fuel consists of 40 % reject, 40 % commercial waste and 20 % wood chips.