Operated by the company's Pulp and Performance Chemicals business, the state-of-the-art Imperatriz facility represents AkzoNobel's second major investment in the Brazilian Pulp Industry within a two-year time frame. It will supply, store and handle all chemicals for the 1.5 million tons per year Suzano mill under an agreement which runs for the next 15 years.
"AkzoNobel is proud to be involved in this prestigious project, we strive to provide innovative and sustainable solutions that meet our customers' operational needs," said Werner Fuhrmann, the member of the Executive Committee responsible for Specialty Chemicals. "This investment strengthens our leading position in Bleaching Chemicals”, added Niek Stapel, Managing Director, AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals. “Being our fourth Chemical Island in this region, it emphasizes our long-term commitment to this increasingly important market."