Paper Excellence Swings Production from Bleached to Unbleached Pulp

Located on the western side of Howe Sound, Howe Sound Pulp and Paper is one of the oldest operating mills in the province.

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[Richmond, BC] – With strong global market acceptance of unbleached kraft pulp (UKP) manufactured at its Crofton facility, Paper Excellence today has announced that it is also converting its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) production at its Howe Sound facility to produce UKP as a path to fulfilling increasing customer demand.

UKP has a lighter environmental impact as no bleaching chemicals are needed and a higher yield of residual wood chips are converted into useful pulp fibre.

Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers. The company operates seven mills and a large-scale cargo distribution centre in Canada producing and shipping over 2.8 million tonnes annually with a workforce of more than 2,400. Paper Excellence is poised to continue to grow with its strategy of operational excellence and high-quality, cost-effective products.

Source: Paper Excellence