Specialty cellulose
Research and development

Technical expertise: Leadership in action

Developing a high purity grade for the demanding cellulose acetate market

A major supplier to the cellulose acetate industry closed operations, creating an opening in that market. And Tembec said “yes” when asked if we would develop a new high purity grade to supply the cellulose acetate industry.

Tembec’s Technical Service & Development team worked closely with the customer to develop the new grade with the required purity. The development process included working with Tembec’s biorefinery personnel to ensure compliance with environmental standards. Finally, Tembec had to invest in our Temiscaming facility and environmental controls. Result? A new Tembec customer in one of the most demanding markets in our industry.