We’ve taken you through growing the Eucalyptus globulus trees, harvesting the wood from them, converting the wood into pulp, and then manufacturing paper from the pulp. The fifth and final stage is processing and dispatching the paper ready to be used.
These can be large format sheets to be used in the printing industry, or smaller sheets such as A4 and A5 sizes for domestic and office uses. These sheets of paper are then sent to the reamer to be organised into reams; stacks of 500 sheets of the same size paper. The reams of paper are then packaged up and placed in pallets, ready for transportation.
The Navigator Company group exports their paper to 123 different countries. The paper products are dispatched by either road, sea or rail. The group’s exports account for around 3% of all goods exported by Portugal and represent almost 1% of the entire country’s GDP, so it plays an important part in driving the country’s economy.
Plus, since it’s recyclable, the journey doesn’t end there as paper can be recycled, repurposed and reused time and again.
If you want to find out more about The Navigator Company and their paper, click here to read more.