Tembec newsprint curtailment extended by three weeks
June 29, 2009 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Tembec has announced a three-week extension to the previously announced curtailment of the Pine Falls, Manitoba New…
Tembec has announced a three-week extension to the previously announced curtailment of the Pine Falls, Manitoba Newsprint Operations. The original curtailment, which began on June 16, was estimated to be for three weeks.
“The market for newsprint continues to be challenging. This extended curtailment is a result of unacceptably low prices offered in some markets due to supply and demand imbalances and the black liquor tax credits available to some newsprint mills in the southern U.S.,” states Chris Black, executive vice-president and president of the Paper Group.
The effect of the overall curtailment is expected to result in a total reduction in production of 22,000 tonnes of newsprint. Tembec indicated it will continue to monitor market conditions and inventory levels closely and will adjust operating rates accordingly.
Tembec is a diversified and integrated forest products company.
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