Canfor Taylor raising its global softwood BCTMP price by US$20/tonne, effective immediately
October 7, 2013
– Canadian softwood bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP) producer Canfor Taylor is increasing its global price by US$20/tonne, effective immediately, said a company executive.
For Asia for all new orders, New Zealand’s Winstone Pulp International Ltd. on Sept. 27 announced a $20/tonne 75-brightness softwood BCTMP price hike. Winstone had led a September softwood BCTMP price hike in the region by $20/tonne.
Neither Canfor Taylor nor Winstone have specified their new prices.
In his September Market Pulp Monthly, market pulp industry consultant Brian McClay said the August price of 75-brightness softwood BCTMP in China was $500-$510/tonne. He has not yet published his figures for September.
Canfor Taylor’s mill is in Taylor, British Columbia, which is 100% softwood BCTMP, has a production capacity of more than 200,000 tonnes/year.