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Iggesund Paperboard

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Type  Aktiebolag
Profit  SEK 433 million (2013)
Founded  1685
Net income  433 million SEK (2013)
Headquarters  Iggesund, Sweden
Revenue  4.618 billion SEK (2013)
Number of employees  1,473
Parent organization  Holmen
Iggesund Paperboard httpswwwiggesundcomglobalassetsiggesundima
Industry  Pulp and paper industry
Key people  Henrik Sjölund (President and CEO of Holmen Group ), Annica Bresky (Head of Iggesund Paperboard)
Products  Paperboard: Invercote and Incada

Iggesund Paperboard is a commission company of the Holmen Group and Europe's third largest manufacturer of high quality virgin fibre paperboard. Iggesund has a market share of about 20% in this sector.



Iggesund is an industrial village in Sweden. Isak Breant Sr, a businessman and former court commissioner to Queen Kristina, established there a mill in 1685. Iggesunds Bruk (English:mill) was originally an ironworks, and the nearby forests were used to produce charcoal for the factory. In 1771, Iggesund Bruk acquired a small nearby company that made paper, Östanå paper mill. It was one of the first to try to use sawdust and wood to produce paper. However, the technique remained experimental. The mill burnt down in 1842. In 1869, Baron Gustav Tamm became the owner of Iggesunds Bruk, and built a large sawmill. It was a major transformation for the factory, which had always been an ironworks. Iggesund’s shares were first listed on Stockholmsbörsen in 1949. Lars G. Sundblad introduced paperboard manufacturing at Iggesund, which started in 1963. The merger of MoDo, Holmen and Iggesund resulted in the delisting of Iggesund shares from Stockholmsbörsen (1988), making Iggesund part of the holding, which was renamed to Holmen AB in 2000


Iggesund Paperboard's product range consists of two product families:

  • Invercote, a solid bleached board (SBB, GZ) with a grammage of 180–400 g/m² and a thickness of 200-485 µm
  • Incada, folding box board (FBB, GC1 and GC2) with a grammage of 200–350 g/m² and a thickness of 305-640 µm
  • Mills

    Iggesunds Bruk manufactures solid bleached board (SBB, GZ) for the Invercote range in Iggesund, Sweden.

  • two machines with an annual capacity of about 330,000 tons
  • produced 262,000 tons of paperboard in 2008
  • certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified
  • PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification ) certified
  • Workington manufactures folding box board (FBB, GC1, GC2) for the Incada range in Workington, England

  • one machine with an annual capacity of 200,000 tons
  • produced 175,000 tons of paperboard in 2010
  • certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 also ISO 18,001
  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified
  • Ströms Bruk produces plastic-coated and laminated paperboard on the basis of paperboard from Iggesund and Workington at a capacity of 40,000 tons/year in Strömsbruk, Sweden


    Head Office:

  • Iggesund Paperboard AB, Iggesund, Sweden
  • Sales Offices:

  • Iggesund Paperboard Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Iggesund Paperboard Asia (HK) Limited, Hong Kong
  • Iggesund Paperboard Asia Pte Ltd., Singapore
  • Iggesund Paperboard Inc. Sales Office US, Lyndhurst, NJ, United States
  • Sales Agents:

  • Worldwide
  • Distribution Terminals:

  • Iggesund, Sweden
  • Jenkins, Ireland
  • Krakow, Poland
  • Lübeck, Germany
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Tilbury, United Kingdom
  • Workington, United Kingdom
  • References

    Iggesund Paperboard Wikipedia

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