Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 9,850 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.3 billion and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Pulp and Paper
Domtar paper products are a part of millions of lives every day. We are a leading North American manufacturer of communication papers—from everyday copy paper to paper used for reports like this one, or for your favorite book. We have a paper option for just about any application.
We market recognized brands such as Xerox® Paper and Specialty Media, Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and EarthChoice®. Some of our customers choose to work with us to develop their own house brands—and they value our innovative ideas.
Domtar is also an important North American manufacturer of specialty and packaging papers used every day for many food, medical and industrial applications. Think baking cups, pharmacy prescription bags, sand paper backing, check books, medical gowns and the table cover at the doctor's office.
All of our products are made in the U.S. and Canada. Our customers and partners include paper merchants, major retailers, stationers, publishers, printers and converters.
Global demand for uncoated freesheet has been flat or growing at modest rates, with North American demand continuing to see secular decline. While paper consumption habits have changed, our products continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers as we adapt and innovate to meet the needs of the day.
In addition to paper products, we also sell papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp that we manufacture in excess of our internal needs. Our papergrade softwood and hardwood pulp is mainly used to make tissue, towel, packaging and specialty products. Fluff pulp, derived from softwood fibers, is used in a broad range of absorbent products—baby diapers, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products.
The location of our mills positions us well for serving the growing export markets, where over half our market pulp is old, and for the North American tissue, hygiene and specialty customers we currently serve. The global pulp market is experiencing modest growth, and we plan on growing our position in the softwood and fluff pulp market by the end of 2016 with the announced capacity conversion at Ashdown, Arkansas.
Together, our pulp and paper products are sold in nearly 40 countries around the world.
Recyclable, re-usable and sourced from renewable forests, Domtar pulp and paper products bring value to the businesses and consumers who use them every day.
From the research laboratory to the retail shelf, Domtar continues to innovate and advance its capabilities in the manufacturing and marketing of quality absorbent hygiene products.
A significant portion of our personal care offering is for adult incontinence care and management. Our own recognized brands in this segment include Attends®, IncoPack® and Indasec®. We make briefs, pads, protective underwear, underpads and professional care products that provide individuals affected by incontinence with the freedom and comfort to live their lives with confidence and dignity. Serving both institutional and retail channels, we are a growing supplier in North America and Europe.
An aging population suggests that the need for adult incontinence solutions will increase over the next several decades. Domtar is committed to staying at the forefront of product innovation and customer service to grow our market share in this space, developing solutions in tune with the needs of individuals and healthcare providers.
Absorbent hygiene products for infants are the second largest product category for Domtar in the personal care market, and we are one of the leading North American producers of private-label baby diapers. We work closely with our customers, often major retailers, to develop, manufacture and distribute their own infant care products both in North America and in Europe.
The infant diaper and training pant space is experiencing modest growth. Offering this product assortment in addition to our extensive adult incontinence portfolio provides our customers with a more complete offering and at a scale needed to meet distribution requirements.
Our personal care platform drives innovation through R&D, engineering and product development, with local product development and engineering teams in Europe and North America. In addition, our materials R&D group ensures we maintain cutting-edge absorption technologies for our customers and consumers. Ultimately, our goal is to deliver better health outcomes and superior customer value.
Learn more about Domtar in our 2015 Annual Report