Fortress Paper Ltd. announced December. 5, 2011 that it had commenced dissolving pulp production at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill.The centerpiece of the project, a new state of the art pre-hydrolized kraft cooking plant, came on line successfully on December 4, 2011. The commencement of dissolving pulp production signifies the successful completion of the conversion of the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill into a dissolving pulp operation.
Chad Wasilenkoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fortress Paper, commented: “This is a momentous day in the history of Fortress Paper and a culmination of our work at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill since acquiring the mill in April 2010. We are very proud to join the limited group of dissolving pulp producers in the world and look forward to completing our first shipments. We would like to thank all those involved in helping bring this project on line.”
Fortress Specialty Cellulose workers pose with historic first bales of dissolving pulp production.