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Production begins at fortress Paper's Thurso mill

Photo: Thurso Mill
Photo: Thurso Mill
Published by
Steven Anderson - 03 Jun 2010

Fortress Paper Ltd. announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc. commenced production and sale of NBHK pulp on May 28th. The mill reopened May 1

Fortress Specialty’s Thurso Mill is expected to produce approximately 250,000 air dried metric tonnes per annum of high grade northern bleached hardwood kraft pulp. Fortress Specialty intends to produce NBHK pulp while undergoing transformation to become a dissolving pulp producer in mid 2011.

st after being shut down by the former owner in early 2009. Chad Wasilenkoff, CEO of Fortress Paper Ltd. commented: "The commencement of production at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill marks the achievement of an important milestone at Thurso. We are pleased that production has commenced ahead of schedule and this will enable us to take advantage of the current strong NBHK pulp prices".