Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is announcing a temporary curtailment of its Intercontinental Pulp Mill due to the lack of available economic fiber. Following its annual turnaround maintenance that began on September 24, 2022, and lasted for two weeks, the facility has implemented a two-week curtailment. Regular operations are expected to resume on October 24, 2022.
In total, the four weeks of downtime is reducing Canfor Pulp’s production output by approximately 28,000 tonnes of market kraft pulp.
“Despite strong global pulp markets, we are experiencing a shortfall of economic fiber in British Columbia. The fiber for pulp mills is increasingly constrained due to the impacts of the decreasing allowable annual cut, the end of the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic, wildfires, and reduced sawmill capacity in the province,” said Kevin Edgson, President & CEO, of Canfor Pulp.
“We regret the impact of the downtime on our employees and are working to support them through this time.”