Pulp-Paperworld.com / S.American News
In order to improve wood procurement options and to support self-sufficiency in wood supply to Fray Bentos pulp mill, UPM's plantation company Forestal Oriental has acquired about 25,000 hectares of land in Uruguay from a private land owner. The purchase…
The Metso-supplied tissue making line of SCA in Mexico came successfully on stream on November 15, 2010, at SCA’s greenfield mill site in Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo State, close to Mexico City. The new PM 1 line has an annual production…
Stora Enso’s and Arauco’s joint-venture company Montes del Plata will build a new state-of-the-art 1.3 million tonnes per year pulp mill at Punta Pereira, in the department of Colonia, Uruguay. The total investment is estimated to be approximately USD 1.9…
Ahlstrom's Louveira plant in Brazil was hit by a thunderstorm and flooded. Production at the site has been stopped. There were no injuries to Ahlstrom staff or other people at the site. The Louveira plant is located approximately 100 kilometers…
Pöyry's Industry Business Group has been awarded a basic and detailed engineering contract by Eldorado Celulose e Papel Ltda for the Balance of Plant(BOP) of the 1.5 million t/a bleached eucalyptus market pulp mill to be built in Mato Grosso…
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:00

Three new national standards approved by FSC

FSC is pleased to announce the formal approval of the national standards for Cameroon, Mexico and Brazil. Each of these standards was produced as part of the Global Environment Fund Small and Low Intensity Managed Forest Project (GEF SLIMF Project).…
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Kemira Oyj are opening a new joint R&D center in São Paulo, Brazil. The research and development center will focus primarily on water chemistry and biomass utilisation applications. The center will start operations…
For the second consecutive year, Fibria ranked first place in the Pulp and Paper industry in the survey "Most Admired Companies in Brazil", sponsored by CartaCapital magazine in partnership with Officina Sophia Consultants. The survey was carried out with about…
An extensive maintenance shutdown is in progress at UPM's Fray Bentos pulp mill. The preparations for the shutdown started already on 13 October 2010. The mill is to be restarted as previously estimated on 10 November 2010. The shutdown was…
Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:00

Export revenues back to near pre-crisis levels

As economic activity picked up and world consumption rebounded, the pulp and paper industry ended the first five months of the year posting 45.7% growth of export revenues, according to the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Association (Bracelpa). Traditional markets such…
Metso will perform service and restoration of one recovery boiler at Arauco pulp mill for Celulosa Arauco y Constitucíon S. A. The boiler was damaged during the earthquake eruption in Chile in February 2010. The total value of the order…
Cerflor, the Brazilian Forest Certification Programme, has submitted its revised system, which includes the forest management standards for native forests as well as for planted forests, for PEFC endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to comment on the national scheme by…
Ahlstrom, a global leader in nonwowens and specialty papers, today announces the completion of an investment to increase the speed of an off-line coater at its Jacareì plant in Brazil. The higher speed of the coater will markedly increase the…
Imerys announces the signing of an agreement with the Brazilian group Vale to acquire its 86.2% stake in the Brazilian company Pará Pigmentos S.A. (PPSA), as well as mining rights in Pará State for a total price of approximately USD…
Eucalyptus log prices in Brazil have gone up 25% the past year, almost reaching the global average hardwood fiber price index in the 1Q/2010, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly The supply and demand for Eucalyptus logs in Brazil has been…