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Resolute Forest Products to produce cellulose filaments at Quebec paper mill

The Canadian Press in The Toronto Star
January 15, 2020
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

MONTREAL – Resolute Forest Products Inc. says it will spend $27 million to add a plant to produce cellulose filaments at its Kenogami paper mill in Quebec. It says it will also spend $11 million to modernize equipment to produce high-grade SCA+ supercalendered paper (used in newspaper flyers), allowing the mill to access more favourable markets, for a total cost of $38 million. CEO Yves Laflamme says the investments will create synergies in its network of operations in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. …The filaments extraction technology was developed by research and development centre FPInnovations Inc. The project will be funded in part by $2.5 million from Quebec’s Department of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, $4.2 million from Investissement Quebec and $4.9 million from Natural Resources Canada.

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