Canfor Pulp has announced a minimum six-week extension of the curtailment of Softwood Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) production at its Taylor pulp mill in Canada.
The curtailment extension will further reduce the production of BCTMP – which is used in the production of toilet tissue, towel and packaging – by at least 25,000 tonnes.
Canfor Pulp said the move was due to “the ongoing transportation shortages that have resulted in continued high finished product inventories” at the pulp mill.
Kevin Anderson, Vice President Operations, said: “Unfortunately the ongoing rail transportation situation has not improved, and we have no choice but to extend the current production curtailment.
“We are very disappointed in the ongoing impact this is having on our employees, their families and the community.”
Canfor Pulp is a global supplier of pulp and paper products and owns and operates three mills in Prince George, British Columbia, with a total capacity of 1.1m tonnes of NBSK pulp and 140,000 tonnes of kraft paper, and the Taylor mill which produces 230,000 tonnes of BCTMP annually.