Mercer International Inc. (MERC) is a global company that manufactures and sells northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe, the United States, Asia, and other regions. The company operates through two main segments: Pulp and Wood Products. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Mercer International Inc. is a leading player in the global pulp and wood products industry.
In addition to its core business of pulp production, Mercer International also generates and sells green energy produced from a biomass cogeneration power plant to third-party utilities. The company also manufactures, distributes, and sells lumber and other wood residuals.
Mercer International primarily produces NBSK pulp from wood chips, pulp logs, and sawlogs. It also produces carbon-neutral or green energy using carbon-neutral biofuels such as black liquor and wood waste, as well as tall oil for use as a chemical additive and green energy source.
The company’s pulp is sold to a variety of manufacturers, including those in the tissue, specialty paper, and printing and writing paper industries. Its lumber products are sold to distributors, construction firms, secondary manufacturers, retail yards, and home centers.