Comprehensive offering with the latest, innovative paper products

(UPM, Helsinki, 19 March 2012) UPM continues to offer a broad range of papers for various end-uses: magazines, newspapers, books, catalogues, office papers, envelopes, labels, packaging and many more. At UPM, we are continuously developing new solutions to produce hi-tech papers for our customers from renewable natural resource using our state-of-the-art production facilities.

At drupa trade fair in May you can familiarise yourself with our latest, innovative paper products such as UPM Eco product family, recycled fibre based office papers and UPM SwanBarrier which has a unique combination of functionalities which no paper has ever had.

Significant savings with UPM Eco X H

UPM Eco X H , an uncoated soft-calendered paper, is a new option within our product portfolio. It is available in 40 gsm (36 gsm and 38 gsm upon request). With UPM Eco X H it is possible to gain significant cost advantages as it enables excellent results with lower weight. It offers considerable savings in in paper consumption, transportation, postage and handling.

Using UPM Eco X H also gives an environmental edge because it contains recycled fibre and has low carbon footprint. UPM Eco X H has been awarded the EU Eco-label and is available as PEFC or FSC certified.

UPM Eco X H is particularly suitable for retail flyers, catalogues and special offer advertising material.

A true paper renaissance in office papers

UPM Office Recycled premium is a high white paper made from 100 % recycled fibres which makes it an environmental and sustainable choice for office documents. Here you will find one of the highest quality recycled papers in the market. It is suitable for laser printers, inkjet printers, copiers as well as fax machines using laser and inkjet printing methods. The new grade has a uniform sheet formation and good bulk. In addition, this product is supplied with both the EU Ecolabel and FSC certification.

UPM Office Recycled plus - 100 % recycled paper with Blue Angel

UPM Office Recycled plus offers a valuable complement to the wide range of UPM Office papers. It is a superb white paper made from 100 % recycled fibres. A functional and an environmental choice for office documents. UPM Office Recycled plus is Blue Angel accredited and has EU Ecolabel certification. In addition, this grade is equipped with FSC forest certification. It is suitable for laser printers, inkjet printers, copiers and fax machines.

Both grades offer following benefits

• 100% post-consumer waste deinked pulp fibres
• excellent whiteness & cleanliness
• uniform sheet formation
• good bulk to roughness ratio
• excellent printability including inkjet

UPM SwanBarrier papers – a new biodegradable barrier paper range

UPM is to launch a new recyclable and biodegradable barrier paper range – UPM SwanBarrier and UPM SwanBarrier light. These exceptional oneside coated barrier papers are made online. They have water vapour barrier and/or medium grease resistance. The main end uses are bread bags for hard crust bread, or biscuit and greasy food wrappings.

UPM SwanBarrier and UPM SwanBarrier light have a unique combination of functionalities which no paper has ever had. They are produced from renewable wood fibre with no plastics or fluorochemicals, so they are completely recyclable or biodegradable. And done online – no transportation needed between producer and converter.

UPM SwanBarrier is available in 65 and 60 gsm and UPM SwanBarrier light in 45 and 55 gsm. The papers are produced at UPM Jämsä River mills in Finland.

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For further information and pictures, please contact:
Terhi Jokinen, Communications Manager, UPM Paper Business Group,
terhi.jokinen@upm.com, Tel: +358 204 15 0491

Notes for editors:

UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 24,000 people and it has production plants in 16 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com

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UPM has 23 modern and sustainable paper mills in Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, China and the United States. Many of them are large recycling centres and bioenergy producers, as well as paper manufacturers. UPM Paper employs almost 14,000 people. In 2011, the business group’s net sales amounted to EUR 7.2 billion. To learn more, visit: www.upmpaper.com.