Cosmo Specialty Fibers Officially Opens Cosmopolis Pulp Mill

May 23, 2011 - Cosmo Specialty Fibers held the official opening of its mill in Cosmopolis, Washington on Saturday, May 21. The mill, formerly owned by Weyerhaeuser, was purchased in September of 2010 by the Beverly Hills-based private equity firm The Gores Group.

Pulp production began on May 1, 2011. The company anticipates a yearly production of 140,000 tons of high-purity cellulose for acetate tow, viscose filament and viscose staple fiber.

“We are incredibly proud of what our team has been able to accomplish at this mill in just nine months. We have moved from construction to operation and are currently producing a premium pulp product that will be shipped internationally,” said Mike Entz, CEO of Cosmo Specialty Fibers.

The Cosmopolis mill was built in 1957.

Weyerhaeuser shut down the mill in September 2006.

SOURCE: Cosmo Specialty Fibers, The Gores Group

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