Madawaska Paper Mill

Known for making industry-leading lightweight specialty papers, the Madawaska Paper Mill is part of the integrated East Papers pulp and paper complex that includes the Edmundston Pulp Mill. The products the mill manufactures are used in a variety of highly technical applications for the packaging, technicalpublishing, label, and converting markets.

The Madawaska Paper Mill combines manufacturing flexibility and product development expertise with a strong service platform.


  • Machine flexibility and a bias towards co-development to fit customer requirements
  • Pulp integration with the softwood and groundwood pulp mills in Edmundston, NB
  • Certified to Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) fiber sourcing standards
  • Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), SFI and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) chain of custody certified papers are available upon request
  • Ability to produce FDA-compliant, grease-resistant, and wet-strength papers
  • Softwood pulp yields excellent printability, runnability, and converting performance


Production Capacity

340,000 tpy

Number of Employees


Key Offerings

Coated and uncoated freesheet, hybrid and uncoated groundwood papers

Primary Markets

Lightweight Specialty Publishing, Packaging, Label and Technical Papers


ISO 9001:2015 certification
ISO 14001:2015 certification
SFI certified sourcing certification
SFI chain of custody certification
FSC chain of custody certification
PEFC chain of custody certification 

2016 Energy Sources
(combined with Edmundston)

82% carbon neutral (biomass)
2% fossil fuel
15% purchased electricity

Machine Trim Range

Paper machine No. 4 = 174″-175″

Paper machine No. 5 = 198″-205″

Paper machine No. 7 = 208″

Paper machine No. 8 = 275″-284″

Additional Capabilities

On-site product development center
Mill-based customer service
Off-site technology center
Off-line calendering and rewinding equipment