MONTREAL, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Fibrek Inc. (TSX: FBK) announced
today that the scheduled shutdown at the Fairmont Mill during the third
quarter for the replacement of two decker drums and annual maintenance
will begin on September 12. Originally planned for two weeks, it will
be extended for two additional weeks in order to respond to current
The RBK pulp market continues to be negatively impacted by wastepaper
prices, which remain very high.
This measure will remove a total of approximately 15,000 tonnes of RBK
pulp from production, including scheduled outages. Meanwhile, the
Company will continue to fulfill its customers' commitments as usual.
The Fairmont Mill produces approximately 215,000 tonnes of RBK pulp
Fibrek (TSX: FBK) is a leading producer and marketer of high-quality
virgin and recycled kraft pulp. The company operates three mills
located in Saint-Félicien, Québec, Fairmont, West Virginia, and in
Menominee, Michigan with a combined annual production capacity of
760,000 tonnes. Fibrek has approximately 500 employees. The
Saint-Félicien Mill provides northern bleached softwood kraft pulp
(product known as NBSK pulp) to various sectors of the paper industry
mainly in Canada, the United States and Europe, for use in the
production of specialized products. The Fairmont and Menominee Mills
manufacture air-dried recycled bleached kraft pulp (product known as
RBK pulp) and primarily supply manufacturers of fine uncoated paper,
tissue paper for commercial and industrial uses, and coated paper in
the United States.
SOURCE FIBREK INC.
For further information:
| Investor Relations: |
| Patsie Ducharme || (514) 871-0550 |
| Vice President and Chief Financial Officer |
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| Media Relations: |
| Dany Paradis || (514) 871-0550 |
| Vice President, Change Management and Supply Chain |