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AkzoNobel 'chemical island' starts up in Brazil to supply pulp industry

6:59 AM MDT | May 9, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

AkzoNobel's Imperatriz Chemical Island at Imperatriz, Brazil, has become operational and started supplying the Suzano Maranhão pulp mill, in the northern part of the country, the company announced today. The plant is operated by AkzoNobel's pulp and performance chemicals business. It required an €80-million ($111.2 million) investment and represents AkzoNobel's second major project to serve Brazil's pulp industry within a two-year timeframe. The company's €90-million Jupiá Chemical Island started operating in March last year and it...

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