Paper Excellence Announces Temporary Curtailment of Catalyst Paper tiskwat Mill in Powell River, BC

Paper Excellence News

For Immediate Release:

[Richmond, BC] – Paper Excellence today announced the temporary curtailment of operations at its Catalyst Paper tiskwat mill. Severe challenges with local and global supply chain congestion exacerbated by BC’s recent atmospheric river event have caused significant paper inventory and movement problems for the company. The curtailment is targeted to begin in the week of November 22, 2021 and we will evaluate conditions for potential restart in early January 2022.

Paper Excellence will endeavour to supply paper customers with production from Crofton and Port Alberni as it hopes for a speedy return to normalcy of supply chain performance.  Crofton’s pulp and paper operations are currently curtailed until November 24 with its power boiler’s maintenance outage.  The company continues to believe that Canada is a leader in the pulp and paper industry and remains committed to its long-term investments here.


Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers. The company operates seven mills and a large-scale cargo distribution centre in Canada producing and shipping over 2.8 million tonnes annually with a workforce of more than 2,800. Paper Excellence is poised to continue to grow with its strategy of operational excellence and high-quality, cost-effective products.

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