Pulp

Tembec’s technical sales team works closely with customers worldwide to define needs, and we tailor our high-yield hardwood pulp manufacturing process to meet precise customer specifications.

High-yield hardwood pulp

Tembec is the world’s leading producer of high-yield hardwood pulp. Two Canadian operations produce our Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified Temcell® product using virgin aspen and maple fiber from Canadian forests. Notably, Tembec is the only producer of high-yield maple pulp.

With nearly double the yield of traditional market pulps, our high-yield pulp requires fewer trees to make the same amount of paper. Its superior bulk also allows paper manufacturers to use less fiber. As a result, our product has a cost advantage over other types of pulps.

We tailor our manufacturing process to meet customer specifications, using the most appropriate hardwood fiber for the papermaker’s end product. Applications include:

  • Coated and uncoated papers
  • Paperboard and linerboard
  • Tissue and toweling

In comparison with other types of pulps, high-yield pulp has significantly lower environmental impact in terms of effluent discharge, air emissions and energy consumption. All this makes our product an attractive alternative for papermakers. For more information, visit the Temcell High-Yield Pulp website.

Product characteristics and applications

Fiber Characteristics Applications
Aspen Medium-length fiber with similar strength properties to hardwood kraft, but is bulkier and drains faster.

Can meet a wide range of freeness, brightness and strength specifications.

As a groundwood substitute, it will have low freeness and low brightness.

As a supplemental fiber in a coated freesheet it can have higher freeness, brightness, and strength.

Copy paper

Tissue

Light-weight coated paper

Printing and writing paper

Maple Short fiber with fast-draining and superior bulk properties.

The fiber of choice worldwide for multiply paperboard and linerboard machines.

Excellent opacity, bulk, formation, and improved surface qualities when added to regular kraft furnish in production of fine papers.

Coated multiply paperboard and linerboard

Tissue

Towelling

File folders

Construction paper

Operations, capacity and certifications

Manufacturing facilities Production capacity (annual) Product certification
Matane, Québec, Canada 250,000 metric tons

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified Chain of Custody

PEFC Certified Chain of Custody

Temiscaming, Québec, Canada 315,000 metric tons

PEFC is the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

For more information

FSC

Contacts

  • Pulp sales, International

    pulp@tembec.com
    Telephone: +1 416 775-2856
    Toll-free: 1 800 565-3021
    Fax: +1 416 621-3119
    405 The West Mall, Suite 800
    Etobicoke, Ontario
    M9C 5J1
    Canada

  • Pulp sales, Europe

    pulp@tembec.com
    Telephone: +41 22 595 1238
    Fax: 33 559 29 82 46
    Route de Crassier 7
    CH-1262 Eysins Switzerland

  • Tembec International B.V.,
 Beijing Office

    Telephone: 86 10 8486 3711
    Fax: 86 10 8486 5008
    Suite 1210 

    Tower A, Kun Sha Mansion

    16 Xinyuan Li 

    Chaoyang District 

    Beijing, China 100027