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Suzano invests in new tissue mill and capacity expansion

Suzano invests in new tissue mill and capacity expansion
The Suzano Aracruz mill in Espírito Santo (ES). Operating 12 facilities in Brazil with almost 11 million tonnes per annum of pulp production capacity, Suzano is the world's largest pulp producer, the largest paper producer in Latin America, and the largest toilet paper producer in Brazil (photo courtesy Suzano).

In Brazil, global pulp and paper major Suzano S.A. has announced that it will invest around R$1.66 billion (≈ US$332.62 million) in a a series of projects aimed at expanding its installed production capacity and which will enhance its operational efficiency.

According to a statement, the company plans to invest R$650 million (≈ US$130.24 million) in the construction of a tissue paper mill in Espírito Santo (ES), where it will also invest R$520 million (≈ US$104.2 million) to replace a biomass boiler.

The company will also invest R$490 million (≈ US$98.18 million) to expand the supply of fluff pulp in São Paulo (SP).

The total investment of R$1.66 billion (≈ US$332.62 million), announced during the disclosure of the Q3, 2023 results on October 27, 2023, is aligned with Suzano’s strategic business avenues and underscores its commitment to constantly adapting its operations to evolving demand in Brazil and the global markets.

Suzano’s competitive edge in the production of sanitary papers and fluff pulp, and the long-term growth of these markets driven by changes in consumption habits, underpin the strategy of strengthening our presence in these segments. We are the leaders in the Brazilian tissue paper market and pioneers in the production of fluff pulp from eucalyptus, which is why we must always be ready to serve our customers, said Walter Schalka, CEO of Suzano.

The new fluff- and tissue-based products will reach the market by the end of 2025 and in Q1, 2026, respectively, and will add 340,000 tonnes of fluff and 60,000 tonnes of tissue to Suzano’s production capacity.

The third investment announced represents another phase in the process of modernizing its Aracruz Unit.

The new biomass boiler will make the mill more efficient and stable, resulting in environmental gains for the operation. The biomass boiler is slated to go operational in Q4, 2025.

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