Klabin, the largest producer and exporter of packaging paper and sustainable paper packaging solutions in Brazil, recently held the inauguration ceremony of Puma II, a project that marked the expansion of the Puma Unit, in Ortigueira. This is the largest investment in the Company's history and the largest private investment ever made in the State of Paraná, Brazil.
With an investment of R$12.9 billion for the installation of two new paper machines, the MP27 and MP28, both in operation and with a total production capacity of 910 thousand tons of paper per year, Puma II reinforces the integrated business model , diversified and flexible company.
Announced in 2019, the Puma II Project is part of Klabin's biggest growth cycle in its 124-year history. The first phase, completed in August 2021, included the construction and start-up of Paper Machine 27 (MP27), which manufactures the innovative Eukaliner®, the world's first kraftliner paper made of 100% with eucalyptus fiber. Two years later, in June this year, there was the startup of the Paper Machine 28 (MP28), the second part of the project which focuses on the production of paperboard, consolidating Klabin's position as one of the main global companies in the segment.
The equipment also symbolizes Klabin's debut in the white paperboard market, reinforcing the expansion of its product portfolio. Together, the two machines increase Klabin's annual production capacity to 4.7 million tons of paper and cellulose.