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  • Brazilian corrugated board sales down 4.3%

    Preliminary statistics released by the Brazilian Corrugated Board Assn (ABPO) show that the country shipped 259,194 tonnes of corrugated board, sheets and accessories in April 2017, a 4.3% decline over the same month of 2016. Compared to March, shipments decreased 11.1%. In square meters, Brazilian corrugated board More

  • Brazil's tissue producer Santher has new CEO

    Ruy Haidar Filho is the new CEO of Brazilian tissue producer Santher, replacing Ricardo Botelho, who assumed this position in 2013. Haidar Filho is a member of the family that founded Santher. The new CEO's selection was approved during an extraordinary board meeting held on Mar. 15. More

  • Voith Paper opens roll cover facility in Chile

    Equipment supplier Voith Paper started up in March its first roll cover production plant in Chile, in the region of Concepción. The facility was initially planned to begin production in the second half of 2016, as reported by PPI Latin America last year . With the new More

  • Federal police start new investigation at Eldorado

    Brazilian bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp producer Eldorado, controlled by J&F Group, is under suspicion of bribery involving Mato Grosso do Sul state's authorities in exchange for obtaining fiscal incentives, according to a new phase of an investigation launched by the Federal Police named "Operation Asphaltic Mud." More

  • Argentinean pulp, paper output falls through February

    The latest statistics released by the Argentinean Pulp and Paper Assn (AFCP) show that Argentina produced 260,780 tonnes of paper and 141,193 tonnes of pulp in January-February 2017, respectively 10.3% and 6.9% lower than in the same period of 2016. The country exported 23,637 tonnes of paper, More

  • Jari takes longer downtime at Monte Dourado DP mill

    Jari on May 1 stopped its Monte Dourado dissolving pulp (DP) mill, in Pará state, northern Brazil, for maintenance activities. The company estimates the stoppage will take approximately 30 days. According to Jari, the annual downtime was previously scheduled for May 1-15, but the company decided to More

  • CMPC to lose at least 200,000 tonnes of BEK in 2017; scheduled downtime at Guaíba in 2H

    CMPC has initiated a slowback in production at its 1.3 million tonne/yr bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp line No. 2 in Guaíba, Brazil, that will last for months, said industry contacts that participated in the International Pulp Week in Vancouver last week. The slowback comes after a recovery More

  • Brazilian P/W producers struggle with weak demand, higher costs; prices still unchanged

    PPI Latin America found domestic printing/writing (P/W) paper prices unchanged in April and May, despite announcements made by major producers Suzano and International Paper to adjust uncoated woodfree (UWF) prices. Sources commented that demand has been very weak and pulp costs are increasing, impacted by consecutive price More

  • Solenis invests in new technology center in Brazil

    US-based producer of specialty chemicals Solenis has opened a new technology center in Paulínia, São Paulo state, southeast Brazil. Housed in approximately 1,000 m 2 , the new research and development facility, known as the Paulínia Technology Center (PTC), will manage the region's customer applications needs and More

  • Lwarcel obtains FSC certification renewal

    Brazilian pulp producer Lwarcel Celulose received in mid-April a recommendation by auditors to keep its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificates, the company said in a statement. Auditors from Sysflor, representing SCS Global Services in Brazil, supported the renewal of forest management and chain custody (which assesses the More