Kraft pulp

Pulp - the substance from which paper is made

Kraft pulp is of immense importance to the paper industry. Thanks to its excellent qualities, such as its high tensile strength and degree of whiteness, these types of pulp are used e.g. for high-quality print and copying paper, wallpaper bases, hygienic tissue (pocket handkerchiefs, kitchen roll), paper filters and a range of special papers such as raw silicone paper.

Zellstoff Stendal produces two types of Kraft pulp: ECF (elemental-chlorine-free) and TCF (totally chlorine-free). Both types have a high level of static and dynamic stability.

During and after production, our pulp is subject to continuous quality controls using state-of-the-art methods.  These modern technologies ensure that our production takes place in compliance with national and international standards.

Paper producers also appreciate the good stability of our products because it allows their machines to run faster and more quietly.

They frequently use a small amount of Kraft pulp only. The remainder of the paper is made up of short-fibre pulp, such as eucalyptus pulp produced in southern part of the world, or another hardwood pulp such as poplar or beech. Recycled waste paper can also be used as a pulp for paper production. By adding Kraft pulp, paper manufacturers can produce premium products at a relatively low cost.

Our own sales organisation located in Germany and Italy and a global network of sales agencies ensure that our pulps are marketed professionally. Further information is available from our sales team and our website