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Curtailment for Crofton


August 28, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Catalyst Paper has confirmed plans to stop production of its No. 1 paper machine at its Crofton, BC plant as of Sep…

Catalyst Paper has confirmed plans to stop production of its No. 1 paper machine at its Crofton, BC plant as of September 14.

The curtailment, prompted by slumped U.S. paper demand will last for 30 days. A total of 11,000 tonnes of paper will be removed from the market from the move.

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“We are reviewing existing orders and inventories to address delivery commitments and maintain efficient operations during this curtailment,” president and CEO Richard Garneau said of the decision.

According to a report by Canadian Press, Garneau said he anticipates weak lumber market conditions will continue, putting a subsequent strain on fibre availability.


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