26 Jun '18, 9am

Lenzing and Duratex assess Brazilian DWP expansion

Published on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 Lenzing and Duratex assess Brazilian DWP expansion Written by David Styles Details If completed, the plantation will span 43,000 hectares of FSC certified biomass Tweet LENZING – Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has announced a partnership with wood panel producer Duratex to explore the possibility of building a dissolving wood pulp (DWP) plant near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The companies hope that this project – which looks set to create the biggest single line DWP plant in the world and could cost over US$1 billion – will enable them to increase capacities while sourcing and processing the necessary raw materials in a sustainable way. Canopy, the Canadian not-for-profit environmental organisation, has voiced its support for the project – with the caveat that Lenzing must continue to use a closed-loop system, as well as insisting that conserva...

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