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Essity is one of the world’s largest tissue manufacturers and we are now evaluating the integration of alternative fiber as a complement to fresh and recovered fiber as raw material in its production. The process will enable a reduction in the use of water, energy and chemicals while the by-product of the integrated pulping process will be further refined to serve as a substitute for oil-based chemicals.
“To support our sustainability ambitions, we continuously assess new production methods. This is one example of how innovation can contribute to a sustainable and circular society,” - Magnus Groth, Essity’s President and CEO.
Essity has signed a license agreement securing exclusive rights to a new technology to produce pulp from alternative fiber that will have the same quality as conventional wood-based pulp at a competitive cost. The source of the fiber is agricultural byproducts such as wheat straw which is often made into compost or incinerated.