Specialty cellulose
Rooted in tomorrow

“The investment in our specialty cellulose facility at Temiscaming is one of the largest in our industry in many years, and it will make Tembec a forest products company like few others.”

- James Lopez, Tembec’s President and CEO

Rooted in growth markets

Specialty cellulose is a component of everyday consumer products such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and packaged foods, as well as essential industrial products such as coatings, concrete and oil drilling mud. 

Rooted in a renewable resource

Specialty cellulose is processed from wood fiber at sustainable biorefineries, supplied by sustainable forest management operations that have earned third-party certification. 

Rooted in know-how

We developed a new grade with extremely high viscosity for cellulose ethers, drawing on the expertise of people across Tembec’s specialty cellulose group.


Tembec is a world leader in specialty cellulose

Specialty cellulose binds, strengthens, thickens, texturizes and generally improves a great many products in the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foods, coatings, electronics, construction and energy industries. And we believe in total quality – adding value to our products through the depth and rigor of our service, R&D, and environmental commitment.


Sustainable biorefineries

We process fiber – a renewable resource – into co-products that include lignosulfonates and green electricity as well as specialty cellulose, and transform residuals from our production process into biogas energy used at our biorefineries.

Custom manufacturing

Custom manufacturing

We manufacture specialty cellulose to exacting specifications for customers worldwide, which produce cellulose ethers, cellulose acetate, nitrocellulose, and microcrystalline cellulose for a wide range of applications in consumer and industrial products.

Game-changing investments

Game-changing investment project

Once complete in late 2014, this $265 million project will increase green electricity production, improve environmental performance, and increase production capacity – while making Temiscaming one of our industry’s lowest-cost manufacturing facilities.