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Canfor Pulp temporarily curtails Intercontinental Pulp mill

December 20, 2022  By P&PC Staff


Canfor Pulp Products is curtailing production at its Intercontinental Pulp Mill, effective immediately. The curtailment is expected to remain in place for four weeks.

In a press statement, the company noted that 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.

β€œThe 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 of Canfor Pulp. β€œWe 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.”

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The company will closely monitor the fibre supply and will adjust its operating rates accordingly.


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