After boiler explosion, Peace River mill seen down for six weeks; buyers shop for spot NBSK to bridge gap

OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 6, 2017 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Two weeks after a boiler explosion shuttered the Daishowa-Marubeni International (DMI) market pulp mill at Peace River, AB, workers continued assessing damage at the 492,000 tonnes/yr facility and a full report should be released on Oct. 7, a company official toldPPI Pulp & Paper Week.

North American market participants said the mill's abrupt closure led to an instant reaction in US spot markets as the firm's customers began shopping for northern bleached hardwood kraft (NBHK) and northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK). That, and an ongoing run in export prices to China, ...

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