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Canfor Pulp Mill to Be Down 5 Weeks Due to Fire

Jan. 24, 2008 - Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership said it expects to take about 5 weeks of pulp downtime to make interim repairs at its Prince George pulp and paper mill in British Columbia due to a fire in the facility's chip screening and in-feed system.

The fire occurred on the evening of January 15.

Lost pulp production will be approximately 28,000 tons, Canfor said.

The extent of the damage will require the eventual replacement of the chip screening facility, the company added.

Canfor said it will continue top operate the mill's Kraft paper machine with pulp supplied from its Intercontinental and Northwood pulp mills.

The Prince George Pulp and Paper is an integrated two-line pulp and paper mill with an annual market pulp production of approximately 153,000 ADMT of pulp (bleached, semi-bleached and unbleached) and approximately 135,000 tonnes of Kraft Paper.

SOURCE: Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership




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