Newsprint/UM Paper: Paper Excellence mill at Powell River to take 17-day shut due to market issues

TORONTO, ON, July 12, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Paper Excellence (PE) Canada announced new market-related downtime at its 370,000 tons/yr Powell River paper mill in British Columbia, with the shut set for 17 days from July 20 to Aug. 5. The mill makes machine finished (MF) and soft calendered (SC) uncoated papers, specialties, and newsprint on two paper machines.

The stoppage is a result of continued market weakness andtight wood chip supply in the region.

In a bulletin to employees sent earlier this week, Powell River's interim general mgr Krista Cuddy said she regretted to announce that paper machines ...

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