AkzoNobel Chemical Island starts supply to world's biggest single line pulp mill

AkzoNobel Chemical Island starts supply to world's biggest single line pulp mill 
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 --  AkzoNobel's
new EUR90 million Jupia 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 Jupia 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 Werner Fuhrmann, 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 Ruud Joosten, Managing Director of Pulp and
Performance
Chemicals. 
As well as providing long-term employment for around 60 people, the
Jupia 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 beneficial." 
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
Jacarei, Eunapolis, Tres Lagoas, Rio de Janeiro and Jundiai. 
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major
producer
of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers
worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about
developing sustainable answers for
our customers. Our portfolio
includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens,
International and
Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently
ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability.
With
operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around
the world are
committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's
Answers Today(TM). 
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