Resolute Forest Products produces approximately 1.7 million metric tons of market pulp at eight facilities 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, including tissue, paper towels, specialty products like filter paper, disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products, and printing and writing papers.
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:
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