Pulp & Paper

Wood pulp can be created through either a chemical or mechanical process, which transforms wood chips into pulp fibres. These pulpy fibres are the basis for an extensive range of paper products, from tissues and paper towels to cardboard and packaging materials.

West Fraser produces two types of pulp - Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) and Bleached Chemical Thermo-Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP).

As a diversified forest company, West Fraser supplies the majority of the wood chip fibre necessary for our pulp operations from our lumber mills. West Fraser is a stable and long-term producer of wood pulp in western Canada because of our capacity to generate fibre internally.

West Fraser supports our quality pulp offering with a commitment to service based on an understanding of our customers' needs, production process and logistics expertise. Our ability to respond to our customers' technical requirements is supported by our membership in FPInnovations, one of the world's leading pulp & paper research and development organizations.

Pulp Logistics

West Fraser's pulp is sold and shipped throughout the world. Our pulp mills are located near the west coast of Canada and near the port of Vancouver, allowing ease of access to extensive shipping routes. We have established long term relationships with the major shipping lines allowing our company to utilize competitive service and shipping rates. The ports of western Canada allow very efficient routing options offering flexibility and speed of shipment. For North American business, we can meet the needs of our customers through both rail and truck to final destinations or specified warehouse facility.