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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.

“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 of 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.”


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

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