Catalyst Paper today announced that it will seek an expedited review of the Final Determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), dated October 13, 2015, to impose countervailing duties on the company's exports of supercalendered paper to the U.S. In its Final Determination, the DOC once again refused to examine Catalyst Paper and Irving Paper individually and instead assigned them a final "all-others" rate of 18.85%, which this time is a weighted average of the final rates assigned to Port Hawkesbury Paper and Resolute Forest Products. "We are disappointed with this outcome," says Joe Nemeth, President & Chief Executive Officer. "We will seek an expedited review of our case by the U.S. Department of Commerce as soon as possible."
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced it will expand its Jesup, Georgia based Engineered Absorbent Materials (EAM) facility. The project will play an integral role in helping the company grow its position as a leading global absorbent materials and technology business offering fluff pulp and airlaid nonwoven materials.
“This expansion is a strategic step toward strengthening our value proposition as an essential partner to absorbent hygiene customers around the world,” Lewis Fix, Domtar vice president, commercial pulp and airlaid, said.
Domtar’s EAM facility has been developing and manufacturing innovative, high-quality absorbent core solutions since 1998. This expansion project will add a large scale Dan-Web airlaid production line to the facility. The machine will be fully operational in 2022, enhancing Domtar’s ability to supply both domestic and global customers with unique absorbent materials solutions.