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Canfor’s Taylor Pulp mill curtails production due to logistical issues


February 16, 2022
By P&PC Staff

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Canfor Pulp Products recently announced that BCTMP production is being curtailed at its Taylor Pulp mill in British Columbia.

The curtailment will stay in place for at least six weeks. The curtailment will reduce the production of BCTMP by at least 25,000 tonnes. This is in response to significant transportation shortages due to which inventories at the pulp mill have reached capacity.

“Taylor Pulp has been dealing with ongoing transportation challenges that have significantly impacted the facility’s ability to ship product,” said Don Kayne, chief executive officer at Canfor Pulp. “We regret the impact the curtailment will have on our employees, their families and the community.”

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Fibre supply constraints in the region have already led to increasing fibre costs. A weaker longer-term outlook for BCTMP markets, as well as the current logistical issues, have consequently added to the business challenges for Taylor Pulp.

During the curtailment, Canfor Pulp will continue to monitor the supply chain constraints and assess opportunities to improve the operating economics of the mill.