Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 10 April 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ - Fortress Paper has become the newest member of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). FPAC is the voice of Canada's wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs.
Fortress is an international producer of dissolving pulp, security papers, and other security related products and wallpaper base. The Fortress specialty cellulose mill, located in Thurso, Quebec, produces dissolving pulp for the viscose fiber industry in Asia. The company's Dresden mill in Germany is a leading international producer of specialty nonwoven wallpaper base products. The company's security paper products business is based out of its Landqart mill in Switzerland, where it produces banknote, passport, visa, and other security papers and products.
Fortress also recently signed an agreement to purchase a mill in Lebel-sur-Quevillon, Quebec, where it will produce dissolving pulp and operate a co-generation facility to produce bio-energy. The company is based in Vancouver.
FPAC represents 19 major forest product companies operating coast to coast in Canada and in other parts of the world.
FPAC provides a voice for Canada's wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The CAD 57-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 2% of Canada's GDP and is one of Canada's largest employers, operating in hundreds of communities and providing 240,000 direct jobs across the country.