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Here is how we make a difference with our Temcell High-Yield Pulp...

We use fewer trees…

2.15 fewer trees (or about 300 kg less wood fiber) would be required to produce one metric tonne of paper, if 30% of the content incorporates HYP instead of kraft pulp.

If all pulp users in Asia had incorporated 30% HYP last year into their printing and writing paper, we may have reduced the use of almost 96 million trees - enough trees to cover about 830 thousand hectares or all of Tokyo.

If all the pulp users in the world had incorporated 30% HYP last year into their printing and writing paper, we may have reduced the use of over 231 million trees – enough trees to cover about 2 million hectares or about 1/2 of Switzerland.

Consume less water…

High-Yield Pulp relies on mechanical means rather than chemical cooking to separate and extract fiber from the wood. As a result, HYP does not require complex stages, unlike kraft pulp, to wash away chemicals from the pulp during the manufacturing process. While a kraft pulping process will typically consume 40-60 m3 of water per tonne of produced pulp, the pulping process at our Matane HYP mill requires about 20 m3 of water per tonne of produced pulp. At our Temiscaming HYP mill, this amount is about 10-15 m3 of water per tonne of produced pulp.

If all the pulp users in the world had incorporated 30% HYP into their printing and writing paper, we could have conserved over to 1.1 billion m3 of water last year. That’s enough water to fill over 2.3 trillion bottles which would satisfy the global demand of water bottles for the next 11 years.

If all the pulp users in North America had incorporated 30% HYP into their printing and writing paper, we could have conserved close to 224 million m3 of water last year – the equivalent of almost 447 billion bottles of water and enough to satisfy the global demand of water bottles for the next 2 years.

Reduce solid waste…

Solid waste for well performing HYP mills is the lowest among market pulp mills. Approximately 10 kg of solid waste per tonne of pulp is typically generated by a HYP mill versus approximately 45-55 kg generated by a conventional chemical (kraft) pulp mill.

Eliminate effluent discharge…

AOX (a measure of halogens such as fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine) is zero for HYP mills while it is higher for kraft pulp mills using conventional bleaching techniques. In fact, the bleaching process for High-Yield Pulp is totally chlorine-free (TCF).

Minimize greenhouse gas emissions…

For every 10% of HYP used, almost 12 kg less greenhouse gas (GHG) would be created to produce one metric tonne of paper.