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  • Fibria recycles mud to produce energy at its Três Lagoas pulp mill

    Brazilian Fibria, the world's largest bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp producer, started to use biological mud generated by its Três Lagoas mill, Midwest Brazil, to produce energy. The company states that after technological developments the mud is now burned together with regular biomass on its power boiler, More

  • Arauco hires Dieffenbacher for new US panel plant

    Chilean Arauco has hired German Dieffenbacher for the supply of its new wood panel mill to be installed in Grayling, MI, which will have capacity to produce of 800,000 m³/yr of particleboard. The companies started to work together in Jan. 2016 and after a phase of detailed More

  • WestRock's Brazilian operation receives FSC forest certification

    WestRock obtained in January the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its Brazilian operations. Before this achievement, the company had since 2005 its 54,000 ha of forests certified by the Brazilian label CERFLOR, which is recognized only by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). More

  • Klabin sets downtime at Ortigueira and Monte Alegre pulp and paper mills

    Klabin's Ortigueira pulp mill in Brazil, known as the Puma project, will take its first scheduled downtime period between Mar. 19-31. The 1.5 million tonnes/yr hardwood and softwood mill kicked off in the first half of 2016 and is set to reach full capacity after the maintenance. More

  • Suzano and Rabobank offer $32.1M credit to Brazilian clients

    Brazilian pulp and paper producer Suzano arranged with Dutch bank Rabobank a receivables investment fund (FDIC, in the Brazilian financial market) in order to offer up to Real 100 million ($32.1 million) in credit to its domestic clients. According to Suzano, the company is the first in More

  • Fibria, Arauco slate price hikes; CMPC Guaíba to re-start

    Latin American suppliers continue to inform clients of new pulp price hikes effective for sales in April, after Brazilian bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp suppliers Suzano and Eldorado separately set a new $30/tonne increase in China, targeting list prices at $660/tonne. In the last few days, the More

  • Eldorado's CEO foresees positive mid-term demand for market pulp in China

    Executives from Brazilian hardwood pulp supplier Eldorado told PPI Latin America that the pulp and paper sales environment in China is very positive at the moment and demand from clients they have met during Shanghai Pulp Week remains solid. The company's CEO, José Carlos Grubisich, also left More

  • Brazilian kraftliner, box suppliers make slow progress implementing 9-10% domestic price increases in full

    Even though price hikes for kraftliner paper have been announced in Brazil, market sources reported to PPI Latin America in March that the country's depressed economic environment is still affecting negotiations and the increase is taking place slower than previously estimated. Up to this moment, contacts confirm More

  • Importers set CWF increase in Brazil; local offset players try to raise prices

    After at least one year of pressured coated woodfire paper (CWF) prices in Brazil, suppliers of imported paper are now talking about increases for the first time. Major global producers are informing clients of price hikes that vary from $10-40/tonne and should take place in the second More

  • Brazilian corrugated board shipments up by 3.2% in February

    Preliminary statistics released by the Brazilian Corrugated Board Assn (ABPO) show that the country shipped 252,807 tonnes of corrugated board, sheets and accessories in February, a 3.27% increase year-over-year. Compared to January, though, shipments were 6.9% down. In square meters, Brazilian corrugated packaging sales hit 495.2 million More