According to Tecniplas, pulp and paper sector should boost demand for FRP tanks

The continued expansion of the pulp and paper sector, in the wake of a high international demand, and the long-awaited definition of the political sphere, which should contribute to the economic recovery in Brazil. That is what Tecniplas, the largest Brazilian manufacturer of tanks and special equipment made of FRP composites, expects for 2018.

Pulp and paper sector should boost demand for FRP tanks, according to Tecniplas

“Pulp and paper plants specify more complex and high value-added equipment, in line with what we are accustomed to produce. And political stability tends to make companies feel more secure to invest,” said Luís Gustavo Rossi, director of Tecniplas. He points out, however, that it is difficult to estimate a growth percentage in the company’s sales. “But it should not be anything substantial. A more pronounced improvement should take place in 2019.”

Last year, despite the economic recession, Tecniplas managed to keep its revenues stable. The secret? Strengthening the company’s presence in segments of the chemical industry, such as the fertilizers.

“Brazil has become a reference in this area, and the expansion projects that took place in 2017 helped us in relation to the volume of orders.” Despite the positive scenario experienced by this segment, Tecniplas main supply last year was to a food company. “It was monolithic tank of 400 m³, the largest tank made of FRP produced in a single piece in Brazil.” 

The sanitation market, in turn, maintained the rather slow pace reported in the previous years, said the director of Tecniplas. The only highlight was the supply of two monolithic tanks of 250 m³ each to Catarinense Water and Sanitation Company (CASAN). 

Founded in 1976, Tecniplas operates in Cabreúva (SP) the largest plant for the manufacture of composites tanks and special equipment in Brazil. The company is present in the alcohol and sugar, pulp and paper, food and beverage, chemical and petrochemical, sanitation and fertilizer sectors.

Companies: TECNIPLAS

Industries: Other Composite End-use areas

Terms: Business

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This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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