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Suzano officially opens Maranhão BEK pulp mill; Brazil’s president calls it “a model” to the country



SAO PAULO , March 21, 2014 (RISI) - 

Brazilian pulp and paper producer Suzano on Mar. 20 held the official opening ceremony of its new 1.5 million tonnes/yr bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp installed at Imperatriz city, Maranhão state, northeast Brazil. The mill is the first large investment of the sector in that region and opens a new boundary for pulp production in the country, as it will be shipped from the north of Brazil straight to overseas markets, reducing delivery time and avoiding the crowded southeast trade routes.

Brazil's President, Dilma Rousseff, attended an official opening ceremony together with Maranhão state governor, Roseana Sarney, and many other politicians. "I am very satisfied to come to this event. Brazil has made a lot of efforts during its history to produce what we call basic inputs, such as pulp, steel and petrochemicals."

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