international paper has strategically located paper and packaging operations in brazil.
international paper (nyse: ip) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in north america, latin america, europe, north africa and russia. we produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; papers that facilitate education and communication; and paper bags, cups and food containers that provide convenience and portability. we are headquartered in memphis, tenn., and employ approximately 50,000 colleagues located in more than 24 countries. net sales for 2019 were $22 billion.
in brazil, ip performs in the following businesses: printing and writing papers, packaging papers and corrugated cardboard packaging, employing approximately 5,000 professionals.
the integrated system of printing and writing paper production of international paper in brazil consists of three mills: two in the state of são paulo and one in mato grosso do sul. its products, lines of printing and writing paper chamex and chamequinho, and the graphic paper line chambril are 100% produced from the cultivation of certified eucalyptus.
the packaging business consists of three packaging paper mills, located in the state of são paulo, and four units producing corrugated cardboard packaging and sheets: two in the state of são paulo, one in goiás and one in amazonas.