Bleached Chemical Thermo-Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) pulps are used by paper manufacturers to produce printing and writing papers, paperboard products, tissue and towel products and a variety of other paper grades. The mechanical pulps produced at Quesnel River Pulp and Slave Lake Pulp are high yield pulps that require approximately half of the wood required by the traditional kraft pulping process.
Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) is produced at the Hinton Pulp and Cariboo Pulp & Paper mills. NBSK is used by paper manufacturers to produce a variety of paper products, including printing and writing papers and tissues. Cariboo Pulp & Paper is a joint venture that is 50% owned by West Fraser.