Howe Sound Pulp and Paper is located in Port Mellon, British Columbia. It produced BC’s first wood-fibre based paper in 1909. Howe Sound delivers a stable source of premium pulp and paper products to customers around the world.
We are proud of our place in history—the original Port Mellon mill produced BC’s first wood-fibre based paper in 1909. Since then the mill has continued to distinguish itself by investing in new technologies as they became available. A $1.3 billion modernization and expansion project in the 1990s established Howe Sound as a North American leader in newsprint and kraft pulp manufacture.
Over the last 100 years Howe Sound has grown with the Sunshine Coast community, building a solid reputation for product excellence and ecological stewardship, and contributing to the social fabric of the entire region. Customers regularly rank us as their preferred supplier of fine kraft pulp and quality newsprint—a fact we are proud of but do not take for granted. Our reputation is built one customer at a time, and we look forward to a bright future of contributing to each and every one of our customers’ success stories.
Kraft pulp is an intermediate product that is used by other paper manufacturers to make paper products. We produce it in the form of thick sheets which are then baled and shipped to our customers around the world.
We began producing newsprint for the Japanese market in 1991. At that time, we had the only machine in Canada capable of producing paper that could meet the stringent Japanese standards. Since then, we have diversified our customer base and are now a valued supplier in North and South America, as well as many Asian markets. Howe Sound paper is well regarded for its runnability, and is the preferred sheet in many pressrooms. We strive to be the preferred supplier to all our customers by continuing our focus on producing a premium product.