Canfor Pulp receives roughly 2/3 of its fibre needs from Canfor Forest Products. It receives the balance through fibre supply agreements with other companies. When sawmills are less active, Canfor Pulp sometimes needs to source whole logs from these same suppliers, but this is a minority of supply and our preference is always for sawmill residual chips, which do produce superior quality pulp and paper.
This fibre resource consists largely of chips from white spruce (Picea glauca), lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) and sub-alpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa). Adapting to the harsh climate in the region, these species naturally develop long, slender and thin-walled cellulose fibres which make them especially valuable for high-quality, lightweight printing papers, premium tissue and high strength, thin specialty papers, packaging and laminates.
We select the sawmills from which we source wood chips for the availability of premium fibre quality and for the proximity to our three pulp mills, allowing for eco-efficient transportation. Long term fibre supply agreements and market pricing formula ensure stability of supply.