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Canfor Pulp Temporarily Curtailing Intercontinental Pulp Mill in Prince George, BC

Intercontinental Pulp Mill The downtime at the Intercontinental Pulp Mill will remove approximately 24,000 tonnes of market kraft pulp.

Dec. 20, 2022 - Canfor Pulp Products announced the immediate curtailment of its Intercontinental Pulp Mill in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, which is expected to be in place for four weeks. The curtailment is due to the lack of available economic fibre as a result of sawmill curtailments.

The downtime will remove approximately 24,000 tonnes of market kraft pulp.

"The sawmill curtailments occurring in BC are materially reducing the residual fibre available for pulp mills. Based on the near-term fibre outlook, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily curtail Intercontinental Pulp Mill," said Kevin Edgson, President and CEO of Canfor Pulp. "We regret the impact the downtime will have on our employees, their families, our suppliers and the community. We are working to support them through this time."

The company will continue to closely monitor the fibre supply and will adjust its operating rates accordingly.

Intercontinental Pulp Mill

The Intercontinental Pulp Mill has the capacity to produce 353,000 air-dried metric tonnes per year of Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp, ECF 90, and NBSK-Premium Reinforced Pulp.

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSX: CFX) is a leading global supplier of pulp and paper products with operations in the central interior of British Columbia (Canada). Canfor Pulp owns and operates three mills in Prince George, BC, as well as one mill in Taylor, BC.

SOURCE: Canfor Pulp Products Inc.

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