(UPM, Helsinki, June 5, 2007) – UPM Raflatac has received an operations permit to construct its new self-adhesive label materials factory in Kobierzyce, about 10 kilometres from Wroclaw in south-western part of Poland. The EUR 90 million factory investment was announced in April.
The new production and logistics centre will serve the growing eastern European markets and meet increasing demand for filmic label materials and products with hot-melt adhesives European-wide.
Construction of the factory will begin August 2007, and production is scheduled for start-up in the final quarter of 2008.
The new UPM Raflatac factory will feature newest proprietary technology both in coating and finishing. It will supply a wide range of high-quality film and paper labelstock products with water-based acrylic and hot-melt adhesives.
For further information please contact:Mr Heikki Pikkarainen, President, UPM, Label Division, mobile +358 40 760 5758Mr Jan-Erik Forsström, Senior Vice President, Europe, UPM Raflatac, mobile +358 40 502 9412