Montreal, Quebec, Canada 14 August 2017 -- After several months of laboratory work by the Research and Development team in Bordeaux France, Tembec has developed a very high viscosity cellulose grade. Just days ago, the production of this new grade, called Biofloc XV20, took place at the Tartas Specialty Cellulose mill in France. It is a tremendous success because a new world record for viscosity of a wood pulp was achieved.
Tembec, the world leader in specialty cellulose for use in the production of cellulose ethers, responded to the needs of its main customers. "This new product can now compete directly with cotton linter pulp and opens new opportunities for our customers," said Christian Ribeyrolle, Executive Vice President of the Specialty Cellulose Group. "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.
Tembec is a manufacturer of forest products - lumber, pulp, paper, and specialty cellulose - and a global leader in sustainable forest management practices. Principal operations are in Canada and France. Tembec has approximately 3,000 employees and annual sales of approximately $1.5 billion. Tembec is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMB).