Tembec
Specialty cellulose
Tartas, France

Two manufacturing facilities, supplying customers worldwide

From Temiscaming, in Eastern Canada, and Tartas, in Southwest France, we are well placed to supply customers in all major world markets.

Temiscaming, QC, Canada

Capacity per year
  • 160,000 metric tons of specialty cellulose
Main business lines
  • Cellulose for acetate
  • Cellulose for ethers
  • Cellulose for Microcrystalline (MCC)
  • Nitrocellulose
Fiber basket
  • Northern softwood 
Manufacturing process
  • Ammonium sulfite process
  • Hot caustic extraction
  • ECF (elemental chlorine free) bleaching
Co-products
  • Lignosulfonates
  • Green electricity
Capital investments 2000-2009: $185 million completed
  • Mill modernization (wood chip screening, digester modifications, brown stock screening and washing, oxygen delignification)
  • New pulp dryer and finishing lines
  • New bleachery washers
  • Anaerobic effluent treatment plant
Capital investments since 2010: $273 million green energy project
  • Project began in 2012 and was completed in 2015, increasing green electricity production, reducing sulfur dioxide emissions, and increasing production capacity
Product certification
  • Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified Chain of Custody

Tartas, France

Tartas, France

Capacity per year
  • 150,000 metric tons of specialty cellulose
Main business lines
  • Cellulose ethers
  • Nitrocellulose 
Fiber basket
  • Southern softwood (Maritime Pine)
Manufacturing process
  • Ammonium sulfite process
  • Hot caustic extraction
  • ECF (elemental chlorine free) bleaching
Co-products
  • Lignosulfonates
  • Tall oil soaps
  • Green electricity
Capital investments 2000-2009: €66 million completed ($87 million)
  • New pressurized reactor
  • New wash presses in bleachery
  • Evaporation plant
  • State-of-the art biomass boiler
Capital investments since 2010: €16 million ($21 million)
  • New turbine and biomasss boiler upgrade to increase green electricity capacity came on-line in 2012 
Product certification
  • Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified Chain of Custody
  • PEFC Certified Chain of Custody