The market for wood chips has developed significantly in recent times. For many years now, the company has produced chips that meet the stringent quality standards demanded by the Scandinavian export market. Regular monthly cargoes are shipped to Norway from the Port of Inverness. Produced to a strict uniformity of size and with a minimal allowable content of bark and sawdust, the better quality whitewood chips are destined for magazine and newsprint production, while redwood chips are destined for other uses such as Tetra Pak juice cartons
The balance of chip production is sold to the domestic market for both board manufacture and biomass energy generation. Of the other co-products – sawdust, bark and shavings – material is marketed within the UK for a variety of end uses ranging from horticulture, playgrounds and pathways, animal bedding and again, board and biomass industries.