(News from RISI) Brazilian tissue producer Carta Fabril is close to initiating production on a new tissue paper machine (PM) at its Anápolis mill, in Goiás state, mid western Brazil.
According to the company’s logistics vice-president, José Carlos Coutinho Júnior, Carta Fabril invested Real 50 million ($21.8) million in the project that will double the unit’s capacity to about 60,000tpy of tissue paper.
Initially expected to begin operations in December 2013, the PM supplied by Hergen will focus on double-layer toilet paper and towels, aiming to serve the increasing Brazilian consumer market in regions such as the mid-west and the north east.
Coutinho Júnior said: “While Brazil’s economic growth is limited, its tissue consumption is rising at a 6% rate, following other emerging markets. In our case, 2013’s sales were about 20% higher than the year before.”
Besides the Anápolis mill, Carta Fabril also runs a 29,000tpy tissue paper unit in São Gonçalo city, Rio de Janeiro state, south east Brazil.