SB PulpDesign AB is my new company which draws on my 40 years of experience in the pulp & paper industry.
I, Staffan Berg, left Holmen Iggesund Paperboard in April 2020 to work as an independent consultant. My work experience has been built in a career spanning over 40 years in various positions in large Swedish forest products companies.
Kraft process, fibre lines, recovery, waste-water treatment and the interaction between the mill processes
I have extensive experience of all parts of a Kraft mill, but my areas of specialisation have been the fibre lines and the wastewater. I am uncommon in that I have experience of how the different parts of a mill interact. It is often forgotten that a truly optimised process should be tuned to improve the performance of future production steps in downstream sections of the mill. To summarise; I am more of an,” Interaction specialist,” when it is much more common to be a specialist in digesting, bleaching, recovery or wastewater treatment alone.
I have a great degree of experience working with TMP, CTMP and HTCMP.
My work with mill interactions from the wood yard to the paper/board machines and wastewater systems has given me a lot of experience in process simulation. In the past I worked with Win-Gems but for the last 15 years I have been working with the Extend-based ”PaperFront.”
From Fibre properties to Paper properties
My experience is not confined to the pulp mill. I have worked on how the properties of the fibres impact the stock preparation and the properties of the paper or board products produced. As a Product Development Engineer at the Iggesund mill I spent more than 10 years optimising the fibre production for optimal paper properties.
Staffan Berg’s CV
Upbringing; Born in Karlskoga
Education; Master of Chemical engineering, KTH; 1980
Iggesunds Bruk 1980 – 1987
Process engineer 1980 – 82
Production manager, HW fibre line 1982 – 85
Investment project; I was responsible for the unbleached fibre line that today produces SW-pulp for bleaching. I was also responsible for the control room and laboratory serving this production line. 1986 – 87
Oppboga bruk, Mill production and maintenance manager. 1988 – 1989
SCA, Östrands Sulfatfabrik 1990 – 1999
Production manager, CTMP. 1990 – 92
Production manager Fiber line (Kraft). 1993 – 95
Process manager, TCF-bleach plant. 1995 – 96
Start-up manager and later Production manager for the TCF bleach plant. 1996
Process development, Mill closure. 1997 – 98
Mill development manager. 1998 – 99
Iggesund Paperboard 1999 – 2006
Iggesunds Bruk, Kraft mill
Process-specialist, troubleshooting and investment project manager. 1999 – 2006
Iggesund Paperboard; Product development 2006 – 2020
Responsible for the long-term project, “Fibre engineering, fibre properties for board. 2006 – 10
Continued work in the area fibres – board quality. 2010 – 20
Consultant for process issues at Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Workington 2006 – 14
Developed simulations of alternative processes for the environmental authorities, for the removal of process bottle necks and the optimisation of mass & energy balances etc.
Internal process consultant for all the mills in the Holmen group. 2010 – 20