Catalyst is a key producer of NBSK pulp (Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft) on Canada’s West Coast. We produce two distinct reinforcement grade softwood kraft pulps at our Crofton, British Columbia division. These grades are known for their strength and reinforcement properties, printability, runnability, and consistency. Shipment capabilities direct from our own Crofton deep-water port to Pacific Rim countries is a strategic advantage to service these important overseas markets.
Crofton’s market pulp grades are long fibre northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) grades produced at Catalyst’s Crofton Division in British Columbia, Canada. Fibre species selection, blending, cooking, and bleaching processes are controlled to exacting specifications. High quality, primarily sawmill residual wood chips, from both coastal and interior BC forests, are used to produce our NBSK pulp grades.
Key Product Characteristics
|NBSK reinforcement pulp grades are bleached using an elemental chlorine free process (ECF), are valued by customers for their diversity of applications|
|NBSK grades have been designed to take advantage of the special characteristics of western Canadian softwood fibre species|
|Fibre selection, blending, cooking and bleaching are controlled to exacting specifications through pulp grade dedicated production lines|
|Grades are valued for their distinctive properties including high strength, important functional benefits, consistency and excellent runnability|
|Shipments to key markets are made directly from Crofton mill’s deep sea dock facility|
|NBSK grades can be made available as PEFC™, SFI® certified, and have FSC® Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood certification assuring customers that these pulp grades are produced from fibre from legally harvested wood originating from forests that are well-managed, sustainable, and from non-controversial sources|
end-use applications - NBSK Crofton
- Lightweight and medium weight coated papers: for specialty papers, label papers, and a wide range of publications papers
- Household tissue, towel and hygienic grades, commercial tissue papers, and other consumer products
- A wide range of specialty paper and non-paper products including food or beverage contact applications, industrial papers, Japanese Washi papers, fibre cement, and plastic-fibre composites
- Wood-free printing and writing papers, office papers, photocopy, and converting papers