Klabin Announces 300 millions Modernization Project for Monte Alegre Unit in Paraná

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Klabin, Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper and the largest producer of paperboard in the country, has announced plans to modernize its Monte Alegre Unit located in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná.

The company’s Board of Directors approved this significant project during a meeting held today, which includes the installation of a new recovery boiler.

The recovery boiler is a critical piece of equipment in a pulp and paper plant, playing an essential role in the recovery of chemicals used during the wood cooking process and the production of steam from black liquor. Black liquor is a byproduct of the paper manufacturing process, responsible for removing components such as lignin, extractives, and ashes. This modernization is designed to ensure the operational continuity of the Monte Alegre Unit, providing substantial improvements in sustainability, efficiency, and competitiveness.

The total investment for this project is estimated at R$1.7 billion (300 millions US). This investment is also part of the estimates previously disclosed by Klabin in December 2023.

In addition to technological advancements, the project is expected to have a significant socio-economic impact on the region. The construction phase of the project is anticipated to generate up to 1,800 jobs at its peak. The new recovery boiler is scheduled to become operational by the fourth quarter of 2026.

About Klabin
Klabin is a Brazilian company headquartered in São Paulo. It is the largest paper producer and exporter in the country, focusing on the production of pulp, packaging paper and board, corrugated cardboard packaging, and industrial sacks.