Canfor Pulp temporarily curtails Intercontinental Pulp Mill
December 20, 2022 By Canfor
Canfor Pulp Products Inc. has announced the immediate curtailment of its Intercontinental Pulp Mill, which is expected to be in place for four weeks. The curtailment is due to the lack of available economic fibre as a result of sawmill curtailments. The downtime will remove approximately 24,000 tonnes of market kraft pulp.
“The sawmill curtailments occurring in B.C. are materially reducing the residual fibre available for pulp mills. Based on the near-term fibre outlook, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily curtail Intercontinental Pulp Mill,” said Kevin Edgson, president and CEO, Canfor Pulp.
“We regret the impact the downtime will have on our employees, their families, our suppliers and the community. We are working to support them through this time,” Edgson added.
Canfor will continue to closely monitor the fibre supply and will adjust its operating rates accordingly.
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