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3600 Lysander Lane,
Richmond, BC V7B 1C3

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We manufacture high-quality softwood and hardwood kraft chemical pulps, and chemi-thermo-mechanical pulps, that in turn are used to make packaging, papers, tissues, and other specialty products.

Different Types of Pulp

Kraft pulp is a distinctively high strength type of pulp and a key building block of many familiar and important products in our daily lives. Some of the products made from our Paper Excellence pulp grade are:

Household tissue, towel and hygienic grades, commercial tissue papers, and other consumer products

A wide range of specialty paper and non-paper products including food or beverage contact applications, industrial papers, Japanese Washi papers, fibre cement, and plastic-fibre composites

Wood-free printing and writing papers, office papers, photocopy, and converting papers

Different types of pulp

1.8 MILLION TONNES OF PULP

Paper Excellence has a combined annual pulp production capacity of 1.9 million tonnes from locations in Canada.

CROFTON / BRITISH COLUMBIA / 565 EMPLOYEES
Production – 380,000 T Kraft Pulp

Catalyst Crofton produces northern bleached softwood kraft pulp grades (NBSK) from western coastal and interior BC wood species, primarily with wood chips from sawmill residuals. Their northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) grades have been designed to take advantage of the special characteristics of western Canadian softwood fibre species. Crofton grades are valued for their distinctive properties including high strength, important functional benefits, consistency and excellent runnability. Shipments to key markets are made directly from Crofton mill’s deep sea dock facility.

Crofton Pulp Mill

HOWE SOUND / BRITISH COLUMBIA / 360 EMPLOYEES
Production – 455,000 T Kraft Pulp

As one of the oldest operating mills in BC, Howe Sound mill is the producer of high quality northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulps. These pulps are used by customers worldwide to make a wide variety of products paper products. Shipments to customers are directly from Howe Sound’s deep sea port facility for economic access to the Pacific Rim.

Pulp Mill Howe Sound

MEADOW LAKE / SASKATCHEWAN / 200 EMPLOYEES
Production – 410,000 T CTMP Pulp

Paper Excellence’s purchase of Meadow Lake in 2007 marked its entry into the Canadian pulp and paper market. Located in the boreal forest of western Saskatchewan, Meadow Lake produces high quality bleached with chemic-thermal mechanical pulp (BCTMP). This pulp is used by customers primarily in Asia to make a wide variety of products.

Meadow Lake Pulp Mill

NORTHERN PULP / NOVA SCOTIA / 330 EMPLOYEES (Curtailed)
Production – 280,000 T Kraft Pulp

Over the past 50 years of managing lands in Nova Scotia, Northern Pulp has helped set aside over 60,000 hectares of high-value conversation lands to contribute to Nova Scotia’s parks and protected areas. They have the largest nursery operation in the province, growing six million trees annually for replanting. When operating, Northern Pulp is a leading producer of high quality northern bleached softwood kraft pulp.

Northern Pulp Mill

SKOOKUMCHUCK / BRITISH COLUMBIA / 280 EMPLOYEES
Production – 280,000 T Kraft Pulp

Commissioned in 1968, Skookumchuck pulp has seen substantial modernization work making the mill one of Paper Excellence’s most sophisticated facilities. Skookumchuck pulp mill is a leading producer of high quality northern bleached softwood kraft pulps. These pulps are used by customers worldwide to make a variety of products.

Skookumchuk Pulp Mill

CROFTON / BRITISH COLUMBIA / 565 EMPLOYEES
Production – 380,000 T Kraft Pulp

Catalyst Crofton produces northern bleached softwood kraft pulp grades (NBSK) from western coastal and interior BC wood species, primarily with wood chips from sawmill residuals. Their northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) grades have been designed to take advantage of the special characteristics of western Canadian softwood fibre species. Crofton grades are valued for their distinctive properties including high strength, important functional benefits, consistency and excellent runnability. Shipments to key markets are made directly from Crofton mill’s deep sea dock facility.

Crofton Pulp Mill

HOWE SOUND / BRITISH COLUMBIA / 360 EMPLOYEES
Production – 455,000 T Kraft Pulp

As one of the oldest operating mills in BC, Howe Sound mill is the producer of high quality northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulps. These pulps are used by customers worldwide to make a wide variety of products paper products. Shipments to customers are directly from Howe Sound’s deep sea port facility for economic access to the Pacific Rim.

Pulp Mill Howe Sound

MEADOW LAKE / SASKATCHEWAN / 200 EMPLOYEES
Production – 410,000 T CTMP Pulp

Paper Excellence’s purchase of Meadow Lake in 2007 marked its entry into the Canadian pulp and paper market. Located in the boreal forest of western Saskatchewan, Meadow Lake produces high quality bleached with chemic-thermal mechanical pulp (BCTMP). This pulp is used by customers primarily in Asia to make a wide variety of products.

Meadow Lake Pulp Mill

NORTHERN PULP / NOVA SCOTIA / 330 EMPLOYEES (Curtailed)
Production – 280,000 T Kraft Pulp

Over the past 50 years of managing lands in Nova Scotia, Northern Pulp has helped set aside over 60,000 hectares of high-value conversation lands to contribute to Nova Scotia’s parks and protected areas. They have the largest nursery operation in the province, growing six million trees annually for replanting. When operating, Northern Pulp is a leading producer of high quality northern bleached softwood kraft pulp.

Northern Pulp Mill

SKOOKUMCHUCK / BRITISH COLUMBIA / 280 EMPLOYEES
Production – 280,000 T Kraft Pulp

Commissioned in 1968, Skookumchuck pulp has seen substantial modernization work making the mill one of Paper Excellence’s most sophisticated facilities. Skookumchuck pulp mill is a leading producer of high quality northern bleached softwood kraft pulps. These pulps are used by customers worldwide to make a variety of products.

Skookumchuk Pulp Mill

LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS

Through our distinct approach to operational excellence, we deliver high-quality and cost effective products to 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 Paper Excellence Canada customers, professionally and efficiently.

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PAPER EXCELLENCE CARES ABOUT CERTIFICATION

Paper Excellence buys fibre from local sawmills and forest tenure holders and owners. 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. Each of our pulp 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