From raw materials to pulp manufacturing

The paper pulp used for making our newsprint is also manufactured at Norske Skog Golbey. The pulp that goes into making our paper reels is derived from wood and recovered papers, and includes new and recycled fibres. Producing our own paper pulp gives us greater flexibility in the management of procurements and the quality of our finished products.

Manufacturing of wood pulp


The wood we use for manufacturing our newsprint is made up exclusively of:

  • thinning roundwood derived from the cutting that is required for forest maintenance and development.
  • chips from local sawmills, where they are a by-product of the timber used for carpentry, furniture making or construction.

Wood is a natural and renewable raw material, supplying the paper industry with the cellulose fibres required for making paper. The addition of new fibres is indispensable in the paper making circuit, because fibres get damaged as they are repeatedly recycled, and no longer make it possible to form high-quality sheets and reels or paper.

In accordance with its CSR approach, Norske Skog Golbey uses wood sourced from local forests. The purchase of by-products offers significant support to the regional economy and local forest and sawmill operators.

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Manufacturing of recycled paper pulp


Thanks to collection circuits, recovered paper is given a new lease of life when it is recycled. In that way, it can be reused in the manufacturing of new products such as newsprint. In its turn, the newsprint can be recycled.

To manufacture our newsprint, we recycle 500,000 tonnes of newspapers, magazines and advertising leaflets every year. That is the equivalent of the sorted paper waste of a third of the population of France. By buying recovered paper from local governments, we offer them a solution that is both cost effective and environmentally friendly for managing their waste.

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Gestion responsable de la matière première

La fabrication de papier s’inscrit naturellement dans un schéma d’économie circulaire.

Raw materials: Wood
Raw materials: recovered papers