Different mills produce different grades
of paper. Here’s a breakdown of what’s made where
|Used in high-end magazines, catalogs, newspaper
inserts. Paper has a gloss (coating) and is made from mechanically
pulverized pulp (groundwood).
Produced at Madawaska (Fraser), Jay
(Verso), Bucksport (Verso), Rumford (NewPage)
|Used in directories, manuals, newspaper
Produced at Madawaska, Madison (Fraser),
|Used in high-end magazines, catalogs,
brochures, direct mail. Also with a gloss, but the pulp is produced
chemically, rather than mechanically.
Produced at Jay, Rumford, Skowhegan (SAPPI)
Used in business forms, copy paper, commercial
Produced at Jay, Madawaska, Woodland
|In the wings
Robert Donnelley, a global forest products
expert with RH Donnelley & Associates,
sees Brazil’s future growth in supplying the pulp and
paper needs of developing countries.
But the First World nations
should stay on their toes.
Last year, a strike crippled production of a specialized, coated
juice pack in Finland. Klabin, Brazil’s biggest pulp
and paper company, took advantage of the interruption to ship
its juice pack product to Europe.
The European manufacturers liked it and now, Klabin has a toe-hold
in that market.
“It’s not likely they’d enter the U.S. market,” said
Donnelly of Brazil’s paper producers. “But certainly
for the developing world, the commodity and some niche markets,
they are super competitive.”
According to legend, Father António Bento Barbosa was run out of Mogi
Guaçu in 1875 by an angry mob furious with the Catholic priest for defending
a slave in a local dispute. The mob had wrecked the vicarage and went looking
for the priest who fled on horseback across the river. Once a safe distance away,
Father Barbosa turned around to look at the Immaculate Conception Church on the
town’s plaza where he had devoted 12 years of his life.
He predicted that Mogi Guaçu would only prosper when one of its sons became
a priest. Eighty years later, Champion Paper and Cellulose came to town and founded
the mill, shortly after a local man was ordained.
- From Mogi Guaçu, Champion, Reaping the Best Harvest