Tag Archives: Brazil paper industry

Klabin acquires Arauco’s forestry operation in Paraná, Brazil

The largest producer and exporter of packaging paper and sustainable paper packaging solutions in Brazil, Klabin announces the acquisition of Arauco’s forestry operation in Paraná. The investment of US$ 1.16 billion includes the purchase of 85,000 hectares of productive forest areas mostly in the State of Paraná and 31.5 million tons of standing wood (expected […]

OptiCept enters agreement with a forestry company in Brazil

OptiCept Technologies has entered an agreement with a world-leading forestry company in Brazil. Cuttings will now be boosted with nutrients using a unique vacuum impregnation technology called OptiBoost. The focus is on treating high-yielding cutting clones and maximizing their use in production. The collaboration was initiated in early 2023 when the company evaluated the method […]

Pulp Exports from Brazil Climb to USD 4.1 Billion in First Half 2023; China, North America Main Destinations

The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) reported that for the first half of 2023, pulp exports from Brazil increased by 8.2%, totaling USD 4.1 billion, driven by sales to China and North America (United States and Canada). The balance generated by pulp exports to China increased by 25.4% and to North America by 19.9% in the […]

COBAP completes PM1 modernization at mill in Brazil

Brazil’s COBAP completed the modernization process of its PM#1. Hergen has supplied a set of equipment for the modernization of the press section and the installation of a new drive concept for the drying section. The upgrade project provided by Hergen focused on increasing production capacity by increasing the dry content arriving to the drying […]

Voith Opens New OnPerformance.Lab in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Voith announced the opening of a new OnPerformance.Lab (OPL) site in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to Voith, the new OPL site is specifically designed to support paper manufacturers in automation, digitalization and achieving their sustainability goals. “With the new location in São Paulo, we want to offer our customers even greater proximity and support,” said […]

Bracell Begins Site Work for New Tissue Mill in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Bracell recently announced the start of civil works for the largest tissue mill in Latin America. The unit is being built next to Bracell’s pulp mill in Lencois Paulista (SP). In all, the company is investing R$ 5 billion in the city, R$ 2.5 billion of which in the construction of the tissue mill, which […]

Klabin starts up paper machine in Paraná, Brazil

Klabin starts up paper machine 28 (PM28) of Puma II Project in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil. Equipped with advanced technology, the machine was designed to produce more resistant and higher quality paperboards, especially for the food and beverage segments. The new 300-meter-long machine can produce 460,000 tons per year, with flexibility for white top liner and kraftliner […]

Woodspin ramps up production of Spinnova fibre at new zero-emission factory

Finnish sustainable textile pioneer Spinnova and the world’s largest pulp producer Suzano have officially opened their first commercial-scale facility producing wood-based SPINNOVA® fibre. Operated by Woodspin – Spinnova and Suzano’s joint venture – the plant will produce 1,000 tonnes of sustainable, recyclable and fully biodegradable textile fibre from responsibly-grown wood each year. This facility marks […]

Brazil’s Production and Export of Pulp Increased in Q1 2023, China Remains Top Destination

According to the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá), Brazil’s pulp production for the first quarter of 2023 increased by 2.6%, while the volume of exports grew by 12.9% compared to the same period in 2022. Paper production hit 2.7 million tons in the first quarter. “The cultivated trees sector continues in its purpose of providing environmentally […]

In January, price for lumber exported from Brazil slips 3%

In January 2023, the average price for lumber exported from Brazil slipped 3% compared to the previous month at $279 per m3. This is 11% less than a year ago when it was $312. The exports of lumber from Brazil slipped 1.1% year-on-year to 211.1 thousand m3 in January.