Our pulp, a renewable and biodegradable material, is a key ingredient in making products we use every day. You’ll find it in everything from tissues to paper towels, coffee filters, disposable diapers and other absorbent products, as well as printing and writing papers.
Resolute Forest Products produces approximately 1.7 million metric tons of market pulp (softwood pulp, hardwood pulp and fluff pulp) at seven facilities in North America or 11% of total North American capacity, making us the third largest pulp producer in North America. We are one of few producers capable of supplying seven different grades of market pulp, all with unique properties that make them ideal choices for particular applications.
Customers throughout North America and in numerous overseas markets utilize high-quality Resolute pulp to make a range of consumer products.
End-uses: tissue, paper towels, specialty products like filter paper, disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products, and printing and writing papers
Our portfolio includes:
Resolute’s SFK-90 pulp, produced at our Saint-Félicien (Quebec) mill, is well known for its high quality and superior reinforcement properties. SFK-90 is a premium-quality northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp. Its high black spruce content offers papermakers exceptionally long, strong fibers that feature excellent tear and tensile properties with minimal refining. These fibers also collapse well to form a smooth, uniform sheet surface. The lower percentage of NBSK required allows the papermaker to increase the amount of fillers and hardwood pulp, groundwood, or TMP, further enhancing sheet smoothness and reducing costs. SFK-90 is the pulp of choice for LWC, SCA, specialty products and premium tissue paper producers.
The benefits of SFK-90 include:
Our recycled bleached kraft (RBK) pulp green alternative is designed to replace virgin fiber in a variety of paper applications, even as it upholds the same demanding performance specifications. Resolute produces RBK pulp at the world-class de-inking mills in Fairmont (West Virginia) and Menominee (Michigan). The pulp is valued for its high quality and superior performance, and is used in a wide variety of paper products, including coated and uncoated paper tissue, and specialty and packaging applications. The superior quality of the pulp allows papermakers to add post-consumer furnish to their paper products, while maintaining the same demanding performance characteristics that their customers have come to expect.
The benefits of RBK pulp include:
On April 30, 2014, we announced that we had received a letter of non-objection (NOL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirming that our RBK-LF pulp (recycled bleached kraft – low fluorescence) is suitable for use in coated paper and paperboard grades intended for use in contact with food. The NOL covers recycled pulp produced at our mills in Menominee and Fairmont. It is one of a very few letters the FDA has issued on recycled pulp.
Resolute is the largest producer of market recycled pulp in the world. The Menominee and Fairmont mills produce the only dried, sheeted RBK pulp bales in North America and are ideally situated to serve both domestic and export markets. The Company’s product is considered a world-class benchmark in terms of product quality and cleanliness. For more information on the FDA clearance, read our media statement.
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