Fibrek announces maintenance and market-related downtime at its Fairmont Mill


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 market conditions.

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 annually.

About Fibrek
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.


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