Unlock the hidden value – achieve full traceability across the pulp supply chain.
Stora Enso produces yearly over 9 million tons of pulp in different grades and more than 2 million tons of that is sold globally. Based on our long history in the pulp business, we see a lot of hidden value in the pulp value chain. The lack of visibility and unit level traceability inhibits companies to realize the full value of the pulp.
With Stora Enso’ s complete solution for the pulp industry, our clients can achieve full traceability across the value chain, unlocking value for producers, transporters, warehouse operators and consumers.
We offer a turn-key solution with everything from RFID tags and reading equipment to software and services. Read more about our solutions to see what they can do for your business.
Turn-Key solution by Stora Enso
Pulp Solution overview
Our solution starts and ends with our unique pulp industry-specific tag, ECO Bale. ECO Bale is a paper-based, repulpable, and fully water-soluble RFID tag with superior performance in the pulp supply chain.
ECO Bale is designed and optimized 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 papermaking process and dissolves.
To efficiently apply ECO Bale to the pulp bale, we have developed the Stora Enso Pulp Industry Hammer System, consisting of the Hammer Central Unit, an off-the-shelf industrial-grade label applicator and RFID accessories. The Hammer system has been designed and built to maximize system uptime. All selected components are suitable for industrial environments with no compromises.
The Hammer System, in operation, will do (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 different points in the pulp value chain, Stora Enso offers pre-designed and tested Sonar reading systems for clamp trucks, gate reading points and much more. At every reading point, the data is captured by our Bridge Middleware for use in production and supply chain applications. The captured data may be fed via the Bridge Edge Server to our customers’ systems and/or to the Bridge Cloud.
Stora Enso provides tailored and secure Bridge Cloud portals for monitoring and tracking the pulp supply chain from manufacturers to consumers.
For all hardware and software components of the solution, we offer installation, integration and maintenance services, ensuring an industry-grade, turn-key solution for our customers.