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SFK Pulp Extends Downtime at U.S. Mills

Jan. 19, 2009 - SFK Pulp said that it will extend the current quarter's scheduled maintenance shutdowns at both of the company's U.S. recycled bleached kraft (RBK) pulp mills to balance its order book with inventory levels.

Accordingly, "both the Menominee and Fairmont Mills will extend their scheduled first quarter maintenance shutdowns for approximately two and seven days, respectively. This measure will remove a total of approximately 10,000 metric tonnes of RBK pulp from production, including planned outages," SFK said in a press statement.

SFK Pulp produces premium virgin and recycled kraft pulp and operates three mills in Saint-Felicien, Quebec, Fairmont, West Virginia, and Menominee, Michigan. The company employs approximately 550 people and has a total annual production capacity of 735,000 metric tonnes.

The Saint-Felicien Mill supplies northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp to various sectors of the paper industry in Canada, the United States and Europe for use in speciality products.

The Fairmont and Menominee Mills manufacture air-dried market recycled bleached kraft (RBK) pulp and primarily supply manufacturers of uncoated freesheet, commercial and away-from-home tissue and coated paper in the U.S.

SOURCE: SFK Pulp




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