How to Make Paper
Thousands of years ago, people learned they could combine fibre and water into a slurry to create paper. While the basic concept has remained the same throughout the ages, today we do it on a much larger scale and at a much more advanced level of technology.
TURNING PULP INTO PAPER
Making paper entails mixing different pulp grades to produce product with specific end-use characteristics. We blend varying combinations of mechanical and kraft pulps along with fillers and pigments to make our papers.
Mechanical pulp is used to produce our lightweight newsprint and directory products, while kraft pulp is used in limited amounts to add strength to our specialty papers. For brighter, whiter paper, we use higher brightness bleached pulp, using an elemental chlorine-free process.
THE PAPER MAKING PROCESS
Through our distinct approach to operational excellence, we deliver high-quality and cost effective products to domestic and international customers. A dedicated team utilizes a complete range of logistic solutions, modes of transportation, warehouse facilities and management data tools to deliver products to a diverse range of Catalyst customers, professionally and efficiently.Learn more
A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH FROM START TO FINISH
The main ingredient in all Catalyst paper products is renewable wood fibre that has been converted into pulp. We use responsibly sourced fibre in the form of wood chips, which are byproducts of lumber manufacturing, and pulp logs, which are poor quality logs that are unsuitable for lumber manufacturing. We purchase fibre from suppliers in British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest. Each of our paper mills is certified to FSC®, PEFC™ and SFI® Chain of Custody standards1
1 FSC=Forest Stewardship Council | PEFC=Programme for the Enforcement of Forest Certificationl | SFI=Sustainable Forestry Initiative