Paper production & distribution

3 main ressources

Cellulose fibre (commercial forests)

Water (lakes and rivers)

Energy

3-step manufacturing process

very little change for nearly 3,000 years

The paper-making process involves macerating cellulose fibres in water until they are completely separate, gradually and carefully eliminating the water and finally forming the intertwined fibres into a homogeneous sheet.

Forming

A headbox uniformly dispenses the pulp from fibres previously suspended in water over a screen so that the water can gradually drain and the fibres can adhere to each other to form a web, or sheet.

Pressing

This step continues the water removal process while strengthening the bonds between fibres.

Drying

The sheet passes through a set of cylindrical steam-heated rolls so that any remaining water will evaporate.

End products

Paper can also be

Coloured

Cut

Coated

Paper can be treated in a variety of ways to improve its finish, quality and performance. It can be coloured, coated with one or more additional layers to achieve a specific kind of surface (e.g. photo paper), or calendered to obtain a smoother finish (glossy paper).

And processed in multiple forms

Reels

End products

Paper reels are used as is for printing on rotary presses or repackaged in sheets of various formats. Finished products may be found in multiple forms : standard coated paper, paper for playing cards, paper for corporate communication or advertising materials.

3-step distribution process

Advice and expertise

Guiding business clients in choosing the communication materials best suited to their production needs is the primary function of a distributor’s sales force.

Procurement
and storage

The procurement policy involves selecting sources of supplies, negotiating the best price, ensuring the broadest product range and storing products in warehouses.

Shipping and delivery

Client productivity depends heavily on delivery quality. Next-day delivery anywhere in the country and twice-daily deliveries in certain large urban areas are now standard industry practices.