Finnish wood pulp giant to leave viscose market

Finnish wood pulp giant to leave viscose market

Malaysia Sun-International·2021-03-31 15:02

Helsinki [Finland], March 31 (ANI): Finnish pulp and paper giant Stora Enso has announced that it will 'divest' from making the raw ingredient needed to produce wood-based viscose rayon fibre, amid reports of links between the company and forced labour in Xinjiang.

Recently, South China Morning Post reported that Xinjiang has emerged as a major player in the global viscose industry - and that Finland is by far Xinjiang's biggest foreign supplier of dissolved chemical wood pulp, the raw material needed to make the textile fibre.

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