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In each case, we are meeting our customers’ needs with our innovative services and technologies—doing more with less, creating a sustainable future, and contributing to a healthier planet. Our world-class technology, application know-how and global logistics solutions provide significant advantages for our customers’ operations:

How do you make vast quantities of paper make good sustainable sense? 

Our Chemical Islands are powered using renewable biomass energy produced by our pulp manufacturing partners. This results in a low carbon footprint for our operations while also providing our customer with efficient chemicals. Of course, the proximity of chlorine dioxide production also means less transportation resulting in eco-efficiency and improved safety.

We now operate four Chemical Islands in Brazil each supplying bleaching and other chemicals and services to a pulp mill customer.

The new €80 million Imperatriz Chemical Island opened in May 2014 and is supplying the Suzano Maranhão Pulp Mill in northern Brazil. This state-of-the-art facility represents our second major investment in the Brazilian Pulp Industry this decade. It will supply, store and handle all chemicals for the 1.5 million tons per year Suzano mill under an agreement which runs for the next 15 years.

In 2013, we completed our biggest ever investment in Latin America – the Jupiá Chemical Island. The facility will operate within a 15-year deal to supply the world’s largest single line pulp mill at the Eldorado Celulose e Papel pulp mill near Três Lagoas. These two new facilities expand on our existing footprint in Brazil where we already operated two Chemicals Islands - Bahia and Três Lagoas that supply chemicals to the Veracel Bahia and Fibria Três Lagoas pulp mills respectively. We also have well established pulp chemicals production at units Jacareí and Jundiaí.

Illustration of a Chemical Island, where we manufacture sodium chlorate and generate chlorine dioxide that is then pumped directly to a pulp mill. Depending on the customers' needs, we can also manage all the logistics for the other chemicals required for their pulp mill operation.
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