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Kruger announces temporary, indefinite shutdown of Brompton paper mill


March 31, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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CNW Group/Kruger Inc.

Kruger Specialty Papers will temporarily shut down its Brompton, Quebec newsprint, specialty papers and biomass facility, affecting 272 jobs.

The shutdown is effective Friday, April 3, for an indefinite period of time.

In a statement, the company says the decision is due to unfavourable market conditions hampered by the COVID-19 outbreak, which have affected the mill’s operations and financial performance.

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The production of both newsprint and specialty papers for the flexible packaging industry will be curtailed, and the facility’s biomass cogeneration plant will also be shut down.

Demand for specialty papers has decreased during the COVID-19 outbreak.