SPF - Interior Sawmill Residuals
The Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF) mixture is recognized as being one of the best
wood chips for thermo-mechanical pulp and Kraft pulp. SPF has high brightness
and good strength characteristics. It is these characteristics which make
Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) the premier pulp in the market
Lodgepole Pine is an excellent wood chip for both Kraft
pulp and TMP. The species is competitive with Radiata Pine in pulping
There is a large resource available of Lodgepole Pine
in the northwestern part of British Columbia.
Douglas Fir is an excellent wood chip for use in pulp
products where tear strength is a key characteristic.
There is a supply of Douglas Fir available for export from the British
Columbia coast and Fibreco has an export program for this species to Japan.