Catalyst Paper announced the temporary curtailment of one of three paper machines at its Powell River mill, removing capacity of 6,500 tonnes of specialty paper grades from the market.

Catalyst Paper to take temporary curtailment at Powell River mill

Oct 28, 2014. /Lesprom Network/. Catalyst Paper announced the temporary curtailment of one of three paper machines at its Powell River mill, removing capacity of 6,500 tonnes of specialty paper grades from the market. This curtailment reflects Catalyst's strategy to match production with domestic market demand and inventory, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

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.

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