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MWV Considering Linerboard Expansion in Brazil

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MeadWestvaco Corp., Richmond, Va., USA, this week announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, Rigesa, is undertaking a formal study to assess the feasibility of expanding its paper production through a new linerboard machine at the Três Barras facility, located in Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The analysis, which is currently in its initial phase, is part of the company's strategy to grow its operations in emerging markets.

Rigesa, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MWV, supplies packaging solutions in the food, cleaning, cosmetics, health, chemicals, and electronic markets. It operates two paper mills, four corrugated packaging plants, one consumer packaging plant, and owns 54 thousand hectares of forestry certified by Cerflor – Brazilian Program of Forestry Certification in Brazil.


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