In 2015, we announced a R$ 425 million investment in the construction of two tissue paper production units in Mucuri, Bahia and Imperatriz, Maranhão. Each unit will have a production capacity of 60,000 tons/year.
Our strategy is to be an industrial partner in this segment by providing the reels which are converted into the final product in order to improve cost competitiveness and logistics.
The new Imperatriz unit is slated to come online in the third quarter of 2017, and Mucuri is scheduled to begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2017. The approved investment also contemplates the future possibility of manufacturing final products.
TISSUE IS THE NAME USED FOR LOW-DENSITY PAPERS THAT GENERALLY ARE USED FOR HYGIENE AND CLEANING, SUCH AS PAPER TOWELS AND TOILET PAPER.