Fibre Excellence SAINT-GAUDENS

Fibre Excellence SAINT-GAUDENS

A historic player in the local economy

Fibre Excellence SAINT-GAUDENS

Created in 1969, the Fibre Excellence mill in Saint-Gaudens produces about 280,000 tons of pulp per year used to manufacture many everyday products (paper, hygiene products, packaging).

It employs almost 300 people and generates over 5,000 indirect jobs in the region.
The mill therefore injects 100 million euros into the local economy every year.

Responsible and local timber procurement 

Un approvisionnement responsable et local en bois 

Read our commitment to sustainable forestry resource management


Renewable timber resource at the heart of Fibre Excellence SAINT-GAUDENS activity

A material with many uses and innovations
A sustainably managed resource that contributes to climate change mitigation

90 %

90 % of logs from forest thinning operations
10 % of related products from local sawmills

Location pictogram
225 km

A 225 km supply radius around the mill

Bois certifié
Certified timber

Certified timber supply chain

 Pâte à papier

Pulp production for everyday use

Power generation
Power generation

Energy production from paper by-products

Green chemicals
Green chemicals

Production of green chemical components

La ressource renouvelable bois au cœur de l’activité de Fibre Excellence SAINT GAUDENS
Réutilisation en cycle

Closed cycle reuse of essential production compounds

The black liquor left over from pulp production is concentrated and then burned at very high temperatures. During incineration, the organic part of the black liquor is used to generate steam, whereas the mineral part is regenerated.

Une valorisation des sous-produits tout au long du cycle de production.

By-products recycling troughout the production cycle

A biomass boiler is installed to recycle the bark not used in the pulp process (bark boiler).

Une usine engagée dans l’amélioration continue et sa qualité

Continuous commitment to improvement and quality


Saint-Gaudens mill renewed all its certifications in 2022: ISO9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 and successfully passed its certification ISO 50001. 

View the manufacturing process

A plant committed to its territory

Traitement des eaux usées
Wastewater treatment

Treats the wastewater from the town of Saint-Gaudens

In addition to treating the water used in the industrial process, the mill treats the water from Saint-Gaudens in its wastewater treatment mill. 

Production d’électricité
Power generation

Participates in the region’s energy autonomy

The steam generated by the production process allows the plant to be energy self-sufficient. The generated surpluses are recovered and re-injected into the national grid by Fibre Excellence Energie (up to 60 GWh/year of electricity from renewable sources, i.e. the consumption of 20,000 households).

ISO certificates
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Fibre Excellence SAINT-GAUDENS Brochure

Fibre Excellence SAINT-GAUDENS
Rue du président Saragat
BP 149
31803 Saint-Gaudens cedex