The new pulp mill will have an annual capacity to produce 1.1 million tonnes of hardwood pulp and 400,000 tonnes of softwood pulp
Klabin S.A, a São Paulo-based paper producer, recently approved a plan for building a new pulp mill in the city of Ortigueira, in the State of Paraná, Brazil, with the capacity to produce 1.5 million tonnes of pulp per year — 1.1 million tonnes of hardwood pulp and 400,000 tonnes of softwood pulp.
Klabin believes that the so called Project Puma differs from other ongoing pulp projects due to the flexibility of producing two types of fiber in the same plant and for enabling the supply of the Brazilian market of fluff pulp, which is currently imported.
“Additionally, it will be possible to obtain a lower cost in the production of the two fibers, as well as to benefit from excellent inbound and outbound logistics and to produce 144MW of surplus energy,” Klabin states.
The project is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016.