• Market Pulp

    You’ll find our market pulp in a range of consumer products you use every day – from facial tissue, paper towels and coffee filters to printing and writing papers as well as disposable diapers and other absorbent products.

    • 5 facilities
    • 1.3 million metric tons of capacity

    Pulp for a Variety of Needs

    Resolute Forest Products is one of the few producers capable of supplying a wide variety of grades of market pulp.

    Our five facilities have a total annual production capacity of 1.3 million metric tons, or approximately 8% of North American capacity. Our market pulp includes virgin pulp and recycled bleached kraft pulp, for which we are a leading global producer.

    End-uses: bath tissue, paper towels, packaging, specialty papers and absorbent products, such as disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products

    Our Market Pulp Portfolio

    Softwood Pulps

    Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK)
    We produce NBSK pulp at both the Saint Félicien (Quebec) and Thunder Bay (Ontario) mills. This long-fiber pulp, made from black spruce and jack pine, is well-known for providing exceptional strength with minimal refining. NBSK pulp is favored for use in manufacturing premium tissue and towel grades, as well as printing, writing and specialty papers.

    Southern Bleached Softwood Kraft (SBSK)
    Resolute now offers SBSK pulp from its Calhoun (Tennessee) facility. Produced from a blend of southern pines, this pulp provides excellent drainage and strength characteristics.

    Hardwood Pulps

    Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft (NBHK)
    Our NBHK pulp, produced from high-quality aspen at the Thunder Bay mill, features excellent cleanliness, formation and surface properties, which are enhanced by good bulk and opacity. Also known for its ease of refining, this pulp is well-suited for premium tissue and towel grades, as well as printing, writing and specialty papers.

    Southern Bleached Hardwood Kraft (SBHK)
    Our SBHK pulp is produced at the Calhoun facility from a mix of southern hardwoods. Its excellent drainage, bulk and strength characteristics make it an ideal fiber choice for a wide variety of paper grades.

    Fluff Pulp

    Resolute’s Coosa Pines mill, located in Alabama, produces fluff pulp from loblolly pine. The inherent characteristics and consistency of its fibers create the uniformity, integrity, absorbency and wicking capabilities required for making high-quality absorbent and specialty products. Our fluff pulp offering ranges from highly absorbent, untreated grades to a fully treated grade where core uniformity and appearance are critical.

    Recycled Pulp

    Our recycled bleached kraft (RBK) pulp is a fully dried, green alternative that is produced at our world-class de-inking mill in Menominee (Michigan). Valued for its high quality and performance, RBK pulp is used to make a variety of paper products, including tissue, coated and uncoated papers, and specialty and packaging applications. The superior quality of the pulp allows papermakers to add post-consumer furnish to their products, while maintaining the demanding performance characteristics that their customers have come to expect.

    For more information about any of the pulps Resolute offers, or for grade specifications, please consult the appropriate sales or technical services contact.

    Sales Contacts

    Kraft Pulp
    Canada  |  United States  |  Asia: Jean-François Royer 
    Latin America  |  Middle East: Gary Cothran 
    Europe: Ginger Bower

    Recycled Bleached Kraft (RBK) Pulp
    North America  |  Europe: Ginger Bower 
    Asia: Jean-François Royer

    Fluff Pulp
    North America  |  Europe: Ginger Bower 
    Asia  |  Latin America  |  Middle East: Gary Cothran

    Technical Services Contacts

    Kraft Pulp  |  RBK pulp: Anthony Rowan
    Fluff Pulp: Frank Charbonneau