DAYTON, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Columbia Pulp, LLC is announcing that The Paradigm Group (TPG) will serve as its national sales agent for Columbia Pulp’s line of dust control and de-icing biopolymers. The biopolymers are a co-product of Columbia Pulp’s wheat straw pulp production, the first of its kind in the nation. This strategic agreement will enable Columbia Pulp to effectively market its emerging technologies into both market sectors across the U.S.
“We’re excited to bring TPG’s technical expertise and industry knowledge on to our team,” Columbia Pulp CEO John Begley said. “We revolutionize industries. And we need excellent partners like TPG to do that.”
Columbia Pulp is constructing an innovative wheat straw pulping facility near Lyon’s Ferry, Washington, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. A pilot facility located in nearby Pomeroy, Washington, is slated to begin producing commercial-grade samples this July. In addition to wet-lap pulp, both facilities will also produce co-products of lignin biopolymers, which will enter a number of supply chains, including the dust and ice control markets.
“No other facility does what we do, or produces what we do,” Columbia’s product manager for biopolymer co-products K.C. Kuykendall said. “These biopolymers are going to prove valuable in a number of key applications. TPG’s staff of scientists have been involved in bringing new dust palliatives and de-icing technologies to prominence in the markets they serve. It’s great to be teamed up with them.”
About Columbia Pulp
Columbia Pulp is located in Dayton, Washington. The company is finishing construction on a state-of-the-art mill that converts wheat straw and seed alfalfa into pulp and biopolymers, used in the manufacture of sustainable, tree-free paper and packing products, as well as numerous specialty chemical applications. To learn more about the company, please visit www.columbiapulp.net.
About The Paradigm Group
The Paradigm Group, LLC is a Colorado-based company that specializes in innovative and environmentally friendly solutions in the de-icing and dust control industries.