Catalyst Paper adapts to ‘electronic age’ challenges at Powell River paper mill in British Columbia

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Catalyst Paper adapts to ‘electronic age’ challenges at Powell River paper mill in British Columbia

October 22, 2014 - 13:25

POWELL RIVER, BC, Oct. 22, 2014 (Local News) -Catalyst Paper Corporation's market environment is demanding so improvements are being made to remain competitive.

Fred Chinn, general manager of Catalyst's Powell River division, said in terms of productivity and costs, the mill faces challenges. Year-to-date, the amount of time that paper was being produced on the mill's three machines is as follows: No. 9, 82 per cent, No. 10, 80 per cent and No. 11, 85 per cent.

"Machines of our style should run at 88 to 90 per cent," Chinn said. "We've put in a lot of effort to understand our machines. There's no technical reason why these machines should run at these percentages. We believe we can do better. One of the key milestones of productivity and profitability is how many tonnes of paper we can make."

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