By: Howe Sound Pulp & Paper  09-12-2011

Our chip suppliers provide a reliable flow of high-quality chips made as a by-product from BC’s sawmilling industry. Typically, logs are used for high-value products such as dimensional lumber first. The rest of the log, as well as those logs not suitable for higher-value products, are made into chips.

Forest practice regulations in BC and Canada are among the most stringent in the world, demonstrating leadership in forestry policy regulation, a high level of certification, and experience with a results-based system.  Buyers can be confident they are making the right choice for the environment by choosing forest products from BC.

BC’s forests are managed in a fully sustainable manner, with mandatory reforestation. Soon after public land is logged, it must be replanted with native species suited to the local ecological conditions. BC’s forests cover 60 million hectares—an area larger than France. Less than one percent of the province’s forests are logged each year.

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You can expect our paper to stand up to the demands of higher printing-press speeds and the increased use of colour in today?s newspapers and directories. Our product expertise and superior technology make us one of the highest quality paper manufacturers in North America. Howe Sound?s paper machine was designed to meet demanding Japanese newsprint standards in newsprint manufacture.



Howe Sound?s cedar kraft pulp blends are the preferred product of manufacturers looking for a light, fine, soft and smooth tissue fibre with excellent wet-strength and low porosity. Howe Sound?s quality and environment management systems are registered to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. Our specialty pulps offer premium reinforcing abilities that are greatly valued by our customers.


chain of custody

Maintain a Management System for the tracking of the fibre, including annual audits and management reviews to ensure the controls and documentation are effective and maintained. HSPPC has established a Chain of Custody & Controlled Wood System that provides a linkage between certified forests and the raw material we use in our manufacturing process. Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation is committed to environmentally sound business practices.



These requirements are so high that currently, Howe Sound Pulp and Paper is the only mill in Canada that can consistently meet these standards. Howe Sound looks forward to becoming the preferred supplier of quality North American newsprint on the West Coast. We produce it in the form of thick sheets which are then baled and shipped to our customers around the world.