International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Suzano Papel e Celulose to upgrade the paper machine at the Suzano mill in São Paulo. After the rebuild, the plant will produce both eucalyptus fluff pulp and coated/uncoated wood-free paper. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
The machine will produce around 100,000 tons of fluff pulp per year. Due to this rebuild, Suzano will be the first fluff pulp producer in Brazil and the first producer worldwide to supply fluff pulp based on short-fiber eucalyptus. The company is one of the largest integrated pulp and paper producers in Latin America. Its main products are eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper, as well as paperboard.