“We welcome ARAUCO and look forward to a productive relationship,” said IPST director Norman Marsolan. “They add another dimension to our international roster of high-profile forest bioproducts companies.”
ARAUCO operates in five business segments:
Forestry: ARAUCO’s forest land is distributed throughout Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay with 2.5 million acres of forest plantations, 963,700 acres of native forest and 484,300 acres assigned for other purposes.
Woodpulp: The company produces 3.2 million tons per year of bleached and unbleached market Kraft pulp.
Timber: A total of 2.7 million cubic meters a year are produced in Chile and Argentina.
Panels: 6.2 million cubic meters a year are produced in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, USA and Canada.
Bioenergy: In Chile, ARAUCO provides electric energy for its industrial operations through its cogeneration power plants, which sell to Chile’s energy grid.
ARAUCO owns 963,700 acres in Chile for preservation, research and conservation