Local British farmers play a key part in Incada’s enviromental and International Success

British farmers are helping to manufacture the high-quality paperboard Incada. When Iggesund Paperboard’s mill at Workington switched its energy supply to biomass from fossil natural gas, the need for biomass increased radically. That was when the idea was born to encourage local farmers to start growing willow on marginal land unsuitable for food production. Since then many farmers have joined the programme and signed delivery contracts with Iggesund. The aim is to supply five to ten per cent of the mill’s biomass needs from local farms within five years. So far the increase in deliveries is meeting the timetable set out by Iggesund when it chose to invest in a fossil-free future. Incada is regarded Incada has a strong position in the packaging market and is used for a wide range of well known products, as one of the strongest brands on the European paperboard market. It is used to package such products as food, cosmetics, medicines and health care items. The energy produced in this mill, is either used in Incada’s production or sold to the grid comes in part from local willow plantations. The project has received much attention in many contexts both in the UK and abroad.


Incada has a strong position in the packaging market and is used for a wide range of well known products.