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Paper Excellence announces switch to unbleached pulp production

December 8, 2021  By Sukanya Ray Ghosh

Paper Excellence recently announced that it is converting its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) production at its Howe Sound facility to produce unbleached kraft pulp (UKP).

The company noted in a statement that the demand in the global market is strong for UKP manufactured at its Crofton mill. The decision to convert the Howe Sound facility to a UKP production is to help fulfill increasing customer demand for this product.

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.


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