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
|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.
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
Operations, capacity and certifications
|Manufacturing facilities||Production capacity (annual)||Product certification|
|Matane, Québec, Canada||270,000 metric tons||
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified Chain of Custody
|Temiscaming, Québec, Canada||300,000 metric tons|
PEFC is the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
For more information
Visit the Temcell High-Yield Pulp website.