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The Navigator Company’s Tissue Division Showcases Six New Tissue Products

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The Navigator Company’s Tissue Division attended the Hygienalia Trade Show in Madrid, one of the professional cleaning sector’s main events, where the company has a strong position in Spain.

The event strengthens existing partnerships and helps build new business relationships, particularly at a time of expanding the business and growing the customer portfolio.

Focused on organic and sustained growth through new customers and new markets alike, Navigator aims to bolster its market share by investing in differentiated products. Along these lines, it used the trade show to raise awareness first-hand for its new premium Amoos Mission Professional product line made for professionals in the sector.

This new range has six new tissue products with two main missions: Mission Clean (cleaning of all surfaces, including the most difficult ones) and Mission Care (cleaning combined with convenience).

These new products were developed to strengthen the existing offering of the Amoos Professional brand, whose features have been enhanced with an improved paper weight which – coupled with high-quality eucalyptus fibers and production technology – yields high product performance, in particular better resistance and absorption.

One of the new range’s “stars” is the central-extraction hygienic Jumbo, which brings innovation to this category. This new technology allows paper to be extracted from the centre of the roll, thereby streamlining its use, and making it the perfect solution for high-traffic zones.

The entire product line is eco-friendly and certified by FSC under the Ecolabel licence.

The Navigator Company is an integrated forest producer, whose end products are pulp, paper, tissue and energy. Its operations are based at modern, large scale industrial units that use state-of the-art technology and are a benchmark for quality in the sector.

The Navigator Company produces pulp and paper from forests which are planted exclusively for this purpose. Every year, 12 million young trees start their lives in its nurseries. These nurseries are the largest in Europe, and produce 135 different species of trees and bushes, most of which are not economically viable but are funded by Navigator in order to maintain diversity and ensure that the species are continued.

In 2017, for example, the forests under The Navigator Company's management in Portugal represented a carbon stock equivalent to 5.4 million tons of CO2, excluding carbon retained in the soil. This is equivalent to the emissions generated by 1.5 million cars driving a distance equivalent to the circumference of the planet.

The Navigator Company has made a formal commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in 2035, 15 years ahead of the targets set by the European Union and Portugal. This makes it the first Portuguese company, and one of the first in the world, to set itself this ambitious goal.

This commitment is the culmination of a sustainability strategy that has already won the company a place in the A-list of top performers published by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global leader in the fight against climate change. The Navigator Company won recognition for its achievements in 2018 in cutting emissions, reducing climate risks and developing a low carbon impact economy, and was the only Portuguese company to score the highest grade, making it one of a select band of only five companies worldwide in the pulp, paper and forestry sector to receive this distinction.

The Company is Portugal's third largest exporter, accounting for approximately 1 percent of GDP and 2.4 percent of all the country's exports of goods. It is the Portuguese exporter generating the most national value added. In 2018, the Navigator Company recorded turnover of close to € 1.6 billion, and around 91 percent of the Group's products are sold outside Portugal and shipped to approximately 130 countries.

As a vertically integrated forestry group, Navigator has its own forestry research institute, which is a world leader in the genetic improvement of Eucalyptus globulus. The group manages a vast area of woodlands in Portugal, all of it certified under international schemes: FSC® (license no. FSC C010852) and PEFC™ (PEFC/13-23-001). It has production capacity for 1.6 million tons of paper, 1.6 million tons of pulp (of which 80 percent is integrated into paper) and 120 thousand tons of finished tissue, as well as power output of 2.5 Twh, meaning that it accounts for around 4 percent of all electricity generated in Portugal, and 52 percent of energy produced from biomass.


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