MeadWestvaco Mulls Possibility of New Linerboard Machine in Brazil
March 22, 2010 - MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV) announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary, Rigesa, is undertaking a formal study to assess the feasibility of expanding its paper production through a new linerboard machine at the Tres Barras facility, located in Santa Catarina State, Brazil.
MWV said that the analysis, which is currently in its initial phase, is part of the company’s strategy to grow its operations in emerging markets.
Rigesa, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MWV, supplies packaging solutions in the food, cleaning, cosmetics, health, chemicals and electronic markets. Rigesa operates two paper mills, four corrugated packaging plants, one consumer packaging plant, and owns 54 thousand hectares of forestry certified by Cerflor – Brazilian Program of Forestry Certification in Brazil.
SOURCE: MeadWestvaco Corp.