Pulp & paper

Demand for paper and board continues to grow

Every mill aims to meet this demand in a cost-effective, environmentally conscious way.
With our enzymes, your mill can meet its sustainability goals.

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Get the most from every tree. We owe it to nature.

Sourcing wood and fiber from sustainably managed forests leads to a range of environmental benefits. But it’s still important to get the most paper and board possible from every tree harvested.

With our enzymes, you can upgrade the papermaking potential of fiber. Unlocking its full potential in this way reduces pressure on forests. It also lowers the amount of wood or fiber you use per ton of product. This in turn makes final board products lighter, with no compromise on strength. That reduces the overall CO2 footprint of the transport sector. This is especially important in light of the rapid growth of global e-commerce.

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Use more recovered fibers

Fibers recovered from recyclable grades can lead to operational and quality challenges. You can overcome many of the deficiencies of recovered fiber with our enzymes. They enhance the dewatering efficiency and strengthening properties of recycled furnishes. The result is smoother production and improved product quality. Enzymatic action on stickies in recovered fiber reduces problematic deposits. That benefits your machines and your finished products. In deinking operations, enzymes improve the final brightness and yield of deinked pulps.

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Reduce energy and chemical usage

You can maximize the strengthening potential of your fibers and runnability of your furnish with enzymes. That shrinks your mill’s overall energy footprint. Enzyme benefits include reduced refining energy and lower steam consumption. Enzymes can also displace or reduce various chemicals in the pulp mill, bleach plant and stock preparation. That further reduces your mill's energy footprint and environmental impact.

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Enzymes deliver benefits across pulp & paper processes

Enzymes can be applied at various points in pulp & paper production to deliver benefits right across your process.

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Latest insights in pulp & paper

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Case study: Refining & Strength improvement with FiberCare®

Increasing refining capacity while reducing energy consumption is a key challenge for many mills. Greg DeLozier of our Forest Products team explains how Novozymes FiberCare® implemented in a customer's fine paper production process helped overcome this challenge.

"Even small improvements in a mill's process can make all the difference. By implementing FiberCare®, mills can expect significant improvements"

The results were impressive, with a cut of 49% in refining energy. But that wasn't all: FiberCare® increased tear strength by 4.2% and breaking length by 9%.

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Cut production costs and save up to 9 €/ton on fibers in your paper mill

Novozymes FiberCare® gives your fiber greater bonding and strengthening potential. That allows significant savings on energy, fibers and chemicals. Learn how our technical specialists can help you identify the savings you need to achieve your business and sustainability targets.

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Case study: Increased tensile and internal bond strength in a Printing & Writing Northern European paper

FiberCare® improves fiber to fiber bonding. That makes it easier for paper mills to achieve more with less. In a Printing and Writing Northern European mill, FiberCare® led to significant strength gains and energy savings.

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