10 STORA ENSO Pulp facts, not fiction

Pulp Paper & Logistics


tora Enso yearly produces more than nine million tons of pulp in different

grades and of that more than two million tons is sold around the world. Based on its long history in the pulp business, the paper maker sees a lot of hidden value in the pulp value chain. It says the lack of visibility and unit level traceability inhibits companies to realise the full value of the pulp. By using Stora Enso’s complete solution for the pulp industry, its clients can achieve full traceability across the value chain, unlocking value for producers, transporters, warehouse operators and consumers. It is offering a turn-key system with everything from RFID

November/December 2019

An ‘intelligent’ pulp logistics management system developed for Stora Enso’s mills in Sweden and Finland is now available to all pulp producers and consumers. PPL reports

tags and reading equipment to software and services. Stora Enso’s pulp logistics management system starts and ends with its pulp-industry-specific tag, ECO Bale, which is a paper- based, repulpable, and water- soluble RFID tag with superior performance through the pulp supply chain. ECO Bale is designed and

optimised for tagging pulp bales and complies with the special requirements of the pulping process. Applied to the pulp bale, ECO Bale enables end-to-end traceability until the tagged bale enters the paper making process

and dissolves. To efficiently apply ECO Bale

to the pulp bale, Stora Enso has developed the Pulp Industry Hammer System, consisting of the Hammer Central Unit (HCU), an off-the-shelf industrial-grade label applicator and RFID accessories. The HCU system has been designed and built to maximise system uptime. All selected components are suitable for industrial environments. In operation the HCU will carry out: 1. quality control of the tag; 2. automated removal of under- performing tags; 3. tag encoding; 4. encoding data transmission

to the selected database; 5. tag encoding verification by integrated RFID reader and; 6. tag application to the bale unit. To read the RFID-tagged bale units at various points in the pulp value chain, Stora Enso offers pre- designed and tested Sonar reading systems for clamp trucks, gate reading points and other points of contact. At each reading point, the data is captured by Bridge Middleware for use in production and supply chain applications. The captured data is fed through the Bridge Edge Server to customers’ systems and/or to the Bridge Cloud.

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