FibraResist is the world’s first industry to extract cellulose paste from sugarcane straw through an exclusive and pioneering technology.
The FibraResist cellulose paste stands as a new alternative for paper manufacturers. Here’s why:
- Cellulose paste is a virgin fiber, thus it requires less input, which promotes bulk gain;
- There are gains in the production process, since the paste is free of impurities;
- There is no input recycling cost;
- There is no feedstock loss during production;
- Since there is no recycling, there are no disposal costs;
- In addition, there is institutional gain in choosing 100% sustainable feedstock.
The cellulose paste produced by FibraResist is feedstock in tissue paper manufacturing, 1st-line kraft paper (Kraftliner), flute paper, cardboard paper, brown paper and packages. It can also be used to make up the content for production of other types of paper.
THE IDEA AND THE INVESTMENT
Operating in the agribusiness sector and with a history of investments in groundbreaking research, the Cem Group, a holding company controlling FibraResist has seen in the biodispersant technology the chance of discovering alternative sources for cellulose paste production.
Product research started in 2009. The successful undertaking led to the assessment and classification of the cellulose paste in 2012 by the Federal University of Viçosa (MG).
With the technical opinion report of the university, the Cem Group started investing in the industrial-scale production process and investments reached approximately R$ 35 million.
The biodispersant is the heart of FIBRARESIST. This substance can remove lignine, which is a type of natural glue, from cane straw, keeping just the fibers that will originae the cellulose paste.
RESPONSIBILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
FibraResist production process is fully sustainable, that is, it does not harm the environment in any stage:
- A cold system is used with no emission of polluting gases;
- The system uses a closed circuit with treated and reused water from the artesian well;
- Biodegradable residue can return to the field as fertilizer, as one of various reuse alternatives.
When removing cane straw from the field, FibraResist prevents cane burn, decreases pest proliferation, improves air quality and life quality as a result.
STEP BY STEP IN THE PROCESS
FIBRARESIST A COMPANY OF THE CEM GROUP
The Cem Group is a Brazilian holding company with over 30 years’ market experience, operating in the built to suit, urban development, agribusiness, industrial and technological innovation sectors. Founded in 1986 by the entrepreneur Antonio Cesar Merenda, the group is administered by a management committee that constantly assesses new business opportunities.