Tembec developed a very high viscosity cellulose grade. According to the announcement, the production of this new grade, called Biofloc XV20, took place at the Tartas Specialty Cellulose mill in France.
Christian Ribeyrolle, Executive Vice President of the Specialty Cellulose Group of Tembec, commened:
“This new product can now compete directly with cotton linter pulp and opens new opportunities for our customers. Our customers in this segment needed a replacement for cotton linter pulp by a product which is less affected by market cycles but is of equivalent quality. Biofloc XV20 is now part of our product portfolio.”
Many customers have expressed a strong interest in Biofloc XV20 and the product will be shipped from the Tembec Tartas warehouse in just a few days.
The company is a manufacturer of forest products – lumber, pulp, paper and specialty cellulose. Its core operations are located in Canada and France. Annual sales total approximately CAD 1.5 billion. Tembec has 3,400 employees.