Klabin's Monte Alegre, Brazil, kraftliner and coated paperboard mill set to restart May 23 after 11-day shutdown for annual maintenance, notes that possible variation in odors, noises during restart procedures May 21-22 pose no threat

SAO PAULO , May 17, 2013 (press release) – With operations starting up, people may notice variations in odors and noises

Klabin’s Monte Alegre Plant on the coming 21st and 22nd will begin start-up procedures of the mill’s plants which were down for maintenance during the General Shutdown. As a result, the community of Telemaco Borba, principally in the areas close to the mill and the Tibagi River, may notice variations in odors and noises coming from the Plant. Klabin wishes to point out that these alterations present no risk to people or the environment and that all the norms of safety and environment are being observed during both the maintenance procedures and also the start-up of machines

The General Shutdown, which will terminate on the 23rd of May, is an annual procedure during which paper production is interrupted to carry out maintenance, in order to ensure the quality and safety of the production process.

For 11 days, various activities were performed, such as inspections in boilers, digestors, power generation and distribution systems and control systems of the production process.

In the case of doubts concerning the environment, the community can get in touch with the company via the e-mail faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br or the telephone 0800 728 0607.

About Klabin
Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

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