Sateri is one of the world’s major producers of dissolving wood pulp and viscose staple fiber; natural and renewable materials which are increasingly in demand for the manufacture of food, clothing, automotive parts, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and personal hygiene products among other uses.
The company has its own sustainable eucalyptus plantations which supply the raw materials for its manufacturing operations in Brazil and China, thus bringing together two of the world’s most dynamic economies.
In Brazil, Bahia Specialty Cellulose (BSC) operates 150,000 hectares of plantation land, of which approximately 84,000 hectares are planted with eucalyptus, with its own nursery and research centre dedicated to producing high quality raw material (wood fiber) in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. The land is managed according to the Mosaic Plantation concept with large areas set aside as natural forest to preserve the habitat of indigenous flora and fauna.
Nearby is its manufacturing facility, one of the most modern mills in the world with a design capacity of 465,000 tonnes per year of dissolving wood pulp. Its product range is one of the broadest in the industry with end uses varying from paints to textiles, cigarette filters, high performance tyres, food stuffs, pharmaceuticals, detergents and numerous other items.
In China, Sateri Jiangxi produces viscose staple fiber. Soft and absorbent, it is widely used in a variety of textiles (e.g. rayon) and non-woven applications such as baby and household wipes, personal hygiene products, medical pads and other absorbent products.
Its corporate offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong enable Sateri to have ready access to the world’s major specialty dissolving wood pulp and viscose staple fiber markets. To meet customer demands around the world, it operates its own sales network covering Asia, Europe and the Americas.
In both Brazil and China, Sateri has an ongoing CSR program centred on local communities where it operates. These include helping beekeepers and piassava growers in Brazil to improve their operations and increase their incomes on a sustainable basis as well as support for schools and the building of infrastructure in China.