The Powell River No. 9 paper machine will be idled on October 31 for three weeks. Additional downtime may be taken later in the quarter based on market demands.
Catalyst is working closely with employees to balance labour and production time to mitigate potential for seasonal layoffs.
"We continue our focus of matching production to customer orders," said Joe Nemeth, President and CEO. "This curtailment is not expected to impact existing customer orders."
Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty mechanical printing papers, newsprint and pulp.