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First day of Tissue Summit Brazil ends

The last block of the program included lectures and a round table on the tissue market

Concluding the first day of Tissue Summit Brasil 2024, the last block of presentations on Tuesday 5 began with Fernando Pinheiro, CEO of COPAPA, the largest sanitary paper producer in Rio de Janeiro, presenting the topic “Industry 4.0 at COPAPA: strategies for sustainable growth”.

The executive spoke about Copapa’s sustainability strategy, as well as the company’s expansion and modernization plans, which include the recent acquisition of the Constellation S8 rewinder from Valmet and the construction of a new industrial center in Santo Antônio de Pádua (RJ). The new plant – already in the assembly phase – aims to meet the company’s growth, with the most modern solutions in technology and ESG. Pinheiro also highlighted the partnerships with Fretefy, FactoryPal and Tractian and the importance of combining innovation and sustainability.

Fernando Pinheiro, CEO of COPAPA

Next, Flávio Marin, commercial director of Italy’s Svecom-P.E., gave the presentation “Innovation and sustainability: Svecom-P.E.’s product and boiler division in the paper industry.”

Marin began his presentation with an overview of the company, which is present worldwide, and listed some of its solutions. Delving deeper into the topic, the director presented the application of sustainability within the company’s operations, ending with cases from the tissue industry that attest to Svecom-P.E.’s quality and sustainability.

Next, Voith, a multinational supplier of equipment, technologies and services for the pulp and paper industry gave a talk on “Measurements and diagnostics in Yankees available to optimize the performance of paper machines”, presented by Pablo Martins, Operations Coordinator.

Pablo Martins, Operations Coordinator

On the occasion, Pablo spoke about the company’s operations and the availability of services in Central and South America, a region that recently received two machines. He also talked about the factors that affect the healthy maintenance of the Yankee, which includes the ProService portfolio, among other topics.

Finally, in a panel discussion moderated by Felipe Quintino, founder and CEO of Nexum Group, tissue manufacturers discussed the topic and the overall market outlook. The panel consisted of Luciano Barboza, CEO of Ipel, Eduardo M. Aron, General Manager of Tissue at Bracell, and Sarah Sampaio, Marketing Director of Professional Hygiene/Tork at Essity.

Tissue Summit continues, Wednesday 6, with a new and varied program.

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