Akzo Nobel NV : AkzoNobel Chemical Island starts supply to world's biggest
single line pulp mill
March 7, 2013
AkzoNobel's new €90 million Jupiá Chemical Island in Brazil is now operational
and has started supplying the Eldorado Brasil Celulose pulp mill, which is the
biggest in the world.
Operated by the company's Pulp and Performance Chemicals business, the
state-of-the-art Jupiá facility represents one of AkzoNobel's largest
investments in Latin America. It will supply, store and handle all chemicals
for the 1.5 million tons per year Eldorado mill under an agreement which runs
for the next 15 years.
"We are very proud to be involved in such a prestigious project which marks a
significant step in AkzoNobel accelerating growth in one of its core markets,"
said WernerFuhrmann, member of AkzoNobel's Executive Committee, responsible
for Specialty Chemicals. "The plant's official opening also emphasizes our
commitment to expanding our activities in one of the world's most rapidly
growing regions", added RuudJoosten, Managing Director of Pulp and
As well as providing long-term employment for around 60 people, the Jupiá
plant will play an important role in ensuring a sustainable eucalyptus pulp
supply to the global marketplace.
Jose Carlos Grubisich, CEO of Eldorado Brasil Celulose commented: "We are
pleased to be working with AkzoNobel and we look forward to further developing
our strategic partnership. I am sure that our cooperation will be mutually
AkzoNobel has a well-established pulp and paper chemicals operation in Brazil,
where the company already operates the Chemical Island concept at several pulp
mills, as well as running production units in Jacareí, Eunápolis, Três Lagoas,
Rio de Janeiro and Jundiaí.
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