Rayonier Advanced Materials announced a temporary suspension of operations beginning September 8, 2017 at its Fernandina Beach, Fla. and Jesup, Ga. facilities in the US as the threat of Hurricane Irma.
According to the announcement, the company is coordinating with its suppliers and customers to help ensure a safe and efficient restart of operations.
About Rayonier Advanced Materials:
The company is the leading global supplier of high-purity, cellulose specialties natural polymers for the chemical industry. It engineers natural polymeric chemical chains to create dozens of customized high-purity performance fibers at its plants in Florida and Georgia. The company’s facilities can produce up to 675,000 metric tons of cellulose specialties products annually for use in a wide range of industrial and consumer products such as filters, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Upon completion of the previously announced strategic realignment of assets in Jesup, the company’s facilities will have the capacity to produce approximately 485,000 tons of cellulose specialties and approximately 245,000 tons of commodity products.