Fibreco currently offers three different types of wood chips from British Columbia’s coastal and interior regions – SPF (Spruce-Pine-Fir mixture), Lodgepole Pine and Douglas Fir.
The Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF) mixture is the most common variety of wood chip in British Columbia. The three tree species growing intermixed and are cut and processed through sawmills simultaneously. As a result, over 70 per cent of wood chips from British Columbia are SPF. The SPF wood chips are recognized as one of the best wood chips for manufacturing thermo-mechanical pulp and kraft pulp.
Lodgepole Pine is an excellent wood chip for both thermo-mechanical and kraft pulp, and currently widely available in British Columbia as one of the most common tree species in the northwest region of the province. Lodgepole pine wood chips are available both as residual wood chips from sawmills and from whole log chipping volumes.
This wood species is an excellent resource for pulp production where tear strength is an important quality. Douglas Fir is available from both the coast and interior regions of British Columbia.
Please refer to the table below for more information about the physical wood and kraft pulp properties of each species of wood chip available through Fibreco.