Paper Excellence plans to restart PM11 at Catalyst Powell River mill

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Paper Excellence plans to restart Paper Machine 11 at Catalyst Powell River on or around May 1, 2021. The restart reflects the recent recovery in global paper markets and Paper Excellence’s long-term commitment to the Powell River facility.


The machine was curtailed in the spring of 2020 after an external malware attack and the COVID-19 pandemic simultaneously impacted the mill’s paper production as well as global paper demand. A total of 200 jobs will return with the startup of the paper machine.


Paper Excellence continues to be hopeful that improved global paper markets will enable it to restart the mill’s second paper machine later in 2021.


Paper Excellence’s Powell River mill manufactures paper products. In 2019, the mill used 93% renewable energy and has reduced its carbon emissions by 79% since 1990.


Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers.

Source: Lesprom Network