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Bahia Pulp Restarts Specialty Pulp Line

June 12, 2009 - Bahia Pulp on June 4 restarted its dissolving pulp line 1, which was shutdown in November 2008 due to weak demand in the market.

Pulp line 1 has an annual capacity of 115,000 tons. The restart brings the mill's capacity back up to about 500,000 tons per year.

"The market is warming up again and this is the reason for the restart up of the line 1 activities,” said Sergio Kilpp, Bahia Pulp’s director of sales and marketing.

"Asia, our main market, is buying again and has made us restart our activities completely," Kilpp added.

Bahia recently invested R$ 6 million in line 1 through an upgrade project.

The company said 32 employees have been called back to work.

Bahia Pulp, located in Bahia, Brazil, also operates a second pulp line (line 2) at the mill, which came on-stream in June 2008. Line 2 has the capacity to produce up to 385,000 tons of specialty pulp per year.

SOURCE: Bahia Pulp




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