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Suzano Contracts Andritz to Upgrade PM to Fluff Pulp Production

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Suzano Papel e Celulose, Brazil, has contracted Andritz, Austria, to upgrade the paper machine at its Suzano mill in São Paulo, Brazil, to fluff pulp production. After the rebuild, the plant will produce both eucalyptus fluff pulp and coated/uncoated woodfree paper. Startup is set for the fourth quarter of this year.

The rebuilt machine will produce some 100,000 tons of fluff pulp per year, making Suzano the first fluff pulp producer in Brazil and the first producer worldwide to supply fluff pulp based on short-fiber eucalyptus. The company is one of the largest integrated pulp and paper producers in Latin America. Its main products are eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper, as well as paperboard.

Suzano is one of the largest vertically integrated eucalyptus forestry and pulp and paper producers in Latin America. It has invested in the pulp and paper industry for more than 90 years and its global operations span approximately 60 countries. The company operates six industrial units: Suzano, Rio Verde, Limeira, and Embu in the state of São Paulo; Mucuri in the state of Bahia; and Imperatriz in the state of Maranhão. The company has an annual pulp and paper production capacity of 4.7 million metric tons.


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