Among the main uses of eucalyptus is the extraction of pulp, the raw material used in papermaking.
Investments in research for more than three decades to improve the quality of Brazilian eucalyptus, combined with the wide availability of arable land, favorable climate and one of the lowest production costs in the world, are factors that place Brazil as the fourth largest producer of pulp, according the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Association (Bracelpa).
Veracel works towards producing pulp fiber 100% certified by FSC®
and Cerflor , therefore respecting the environment and the nearby communities.
More on the pulp production cycle
|Figures of the Pulp and Paper Sector in Brazil - 2009
- 2.0 million hectares planted for industrial purposes
- 2.8 million hectares of preserved forests
- 2.7 million hectares of total certified forest area
- Exports 2009: US$ 5.0 billion
- Trade Balance 2009: US$ 3.7 billion - 14.4% of the Brazilian Trade Balance
- Taxes paid: R$ 2.2 billion
- Investments: US$ 12 billion over the last 10 years
- Jobs: 114 thousand direct jobs