Located in Caçador (SC - Brazil), with the new, highly sustainable production line, the site’s nominal capacity will reach 1.140 million cbm/year.Blog/
Guararapes has started the operation of its new MDF plant, the largest one in the Americas and one of the most competitive ones on a global level. The new line is located in the Caçador industrial complex, central area of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, where the company already owns two industrial plants. As a result, Guararapes is establishing itself among the largest wood panel manufacturers in the Americas.
Sustainability is one of Guararapes’ priorities. The new plant has a closed-circuit evaporator that receives the raw wastewater, separates the solid contents from liquids, and allows the condensate material to be reused in the industrial process.
For an even increased reuse of water, three large lakes have been built inside the plant’s area with a capacity of 38,132 cbm to collect rainwater. In addition to water from direct rainfall, the outdoor area of 243,568 sqm has also been entirely built with specific drainage for sending the rainwater into the lakes for further reuse.
The new production line is going to create 280 direct jobs and 650 indirect jobs. During construction, over 700 people worked at the construction site, positively impacting the economy of the whole region.