Catalyst is an established producer of NBHK pulp in the State of Maine in Northeastern USA. We produce a distinctive NBHK grade at our Rumford pulp division. The Catalyst Rumford Division is well located to serve customers in a geographic area ranging from eastern North America to the mid-west as well as for overseas shipments.
NBHK pulp is manufactured from a blend of mixed northern hardwood species with a dominant maple component. Its short, fine fibers create a pulp with physical attributes that are well-suited for paper and board grades requiring good formation, opacity, bulk, printability, porosity, or softness and absorbency in tissue and hygienic papers, together with well-balanced strength properties. Shipments to key markets are made directly from Rumford mill either by rail or truck, or to overseas markets via Portland, Maine.
Key Product Characteristics
|NBHK pulp is produced from high quality wood chips sourced primarily from the forests of Maine and neighboring New England states|
|Produced from pulpwood chips: cooking, bleaching and drying are controlled to exacting specifications|
|This grade is valued for its functional properties including brightness, cleanliness, opacity, good formation, softness and absorbency|
|Catalyst’s Rumford NBHK is bleached using elemental chlorine free (ECF) process|
|Our Rumford NBHK pulp has FSC® Chain of Custody / Controlled wood certification and can be made available as FSC mixed credit. It also has PEFC™ and SFI® Chain of Custody certification. These certifications provide assurance to customers that our NBHK pulp grade is produced from legally harvested wood originating from forests that are well-managed, sustainable, and from non-controversial sources|
- Specialty applications including food contact papers, security papers, saturating papers, technical papers
- Lightweight, medium weight and heavy weight coated papers, specialty papers, label papers, magazines and a wide range of publication papers
- Wood-free printing and writing papers, office papers, photocopy, and converting papers
- Household tissue, towel and hygienic grades, commercial tissue papers, and other consumer products