Canfor Taylor raising its global softwood BCTMP price by US$20/tonne, effective immediately

LOS ANGELES , 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.

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