UPM to rebuild PM 6 at the Jämsänkoski mill

UPM-Kymmene will rebuild the paper machine line 6 (PM 6) producing SC magazine paper at the Jämsänkoski mill in Finland. The rebuild will ensure the top quality position of paper produced by the machine.

The investment includes the renewal of forming, drying and press sections as well as new control systems for winders. Due to the rebuild, the capacity of the line will increase from the current 325,000 tonnes to 350,000 tonnes annually.

The investment value is approximately EUR 24 million. The rebuilt machine will be put on stream during the first quarter of 2005.

For further information please contact:
Mr Erkki Puru, Vice President and General Manager, UPM, Jämsänkoski, tel. +358 40 548 5857
Mr Mikko Vuori, SC Production Unit Director, UPM, Jämsänkoski, tel. +358 40 510 6379

UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Corporate Communications
December 18, 2003