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Labels matter in packaging design: UPM Raflatac presents Gold Beverage Award to Portuguese winemaker Lés-a-lés at Pentawards Gala in New York2018-09-17T16:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, New York, NY, USA, September 17, 2018 at 16&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac, which is labeling a smarter future with its innovative and sustainable labeling solutions, proudly presented the Gold Beverage Award to Rita Rivotti for her label design for Portuguese winemaker Lés-a-lés at the recent Pentawards gala at the Guggenheim in New York.</p> <p class="hugin">The Pentawards are the most internationally respected competition exclusively dedicated to packaging design. By participating in the Pentawards, packaging designers, design students, brand-owners and packaging producers from around the world have the opportunity to compare their creations to those from around the world.</p> <p class="hugin">Lés-a-lés is born with the intention of recovering old wine grape varieties and styles that are almost extinct in Portugal. This dream of a Portuguese winemaker is a collection of exclusive wines of limited editions. Lés-a-lés is a Portuguese expression meaning &quot;from one end to the other.&quot; This brand represents more than 10 years of traveling across Portugal in search of passionate regions and forgotten castes. From the &quot;Medieval de Ourém&quot; to the &quot;Arinto de Pedra e Cal&quot; passing through the &quot;L'imigrant Sauvignon Blanc,&quot; each wine is a journey, each label a ticket to the unknown.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We thank Pentawards immensely for this is award, for the recognition and motivation,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Rita Rivotti</b> of Rita Rivotti Wine &amp; Design. &quot;This project represents a lot for us, as it evokes the history of ancient winemaking of our country, Portugal. Each wine is a journey, each label is a ticket for the discovery of a forgotten heritage.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Just like the finest wines, spirits and craft beverages, the best labels are born of a passion for creating experiences that live long in the memory - and making yours stand out on a crowded shelf is a true art,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Lee Walker-Quinn</b>, Global Director, Business Development, Wine, Spirits &amp; Craft Beverage, UPM Raflatac. &quot;UPM Raflatac partnered with the Pentawards because championing innovative design is a key strategic focus for our brand. Congratulations to Lés-a-lés for investing as much care and craft into what goes on the outside of their bottle as their wines within!&quot;</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Raflatac's label experts also moderated a panel on the Future of Packaging Design at the Pentawards Conferences in both New York and London. <b class="hugin">Walker-Quinn</b> and <b class="hugin">Stefano Pistoni</b>, Manager, Wine, Spirits &amp; Craft Beverage, UPM Raflatac, were joined by a who's-who of packaging industry experts to discuss sustainability, technologies, trends, collaboration and more.</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/pentawards" target="_blank">For more information about UPM Raflatac's commitment to innovative label design and the Pentawards, click here.</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Click here for high-resolution photos » <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/hnhQXW2CrHXc" target="_blank">http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/hnhQXW2CrHXc</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Scott Sowers</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 ET<br class="hugin">tel. +1 828-275-7261 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>. </p> <p class="hugin">Follow us on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upmraflatacam" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><strong class="hugin">UPM</strong><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company -&#160;<a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a>&#160;<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> Follow UPM on&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a><u class="hugin">&#160;</u>|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a>&#160;#UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Beyond Fossils crystallises UPM's position as the leading supplier of renewable and responsible solutions2018-09-17T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 17 September 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM's new brand promise, UPM Biofore - Beyond fossils, captures the company's strong commitment to a future which is not dependent of fossil raw materials. The new direction is a natural continuation to UPM*s purpose of creating value from the limitless opportunities of bioeconomy.</p> <p class="hugin">Global megatrends, such as urbanisation and the growing middle class in the emerging markets, represent many long-term growth opportunities for UPM's businesses. Climate change, environmental concerns and the scarcity of non-renewable raw materials are driving societies and businesses all over the world towards the use of renewable, non-fossil raw materials and circular economy. They are also driving demand for renewable and responsible solutions and new technologies.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Our innovations are based on renewable wood fibres and biomolecules that provide viable alternatives to fossil-based solutions. We constantly look for new business opportunities and end-uses of forest biomass to meet the growing global consumer demand. As a leader of the bio-based forest industry, we provide solutions to global challenges while at the same time create value to our stakeholders,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Elisa Nilsson</b>, Vice President, Brand and Communications of UPM.</p> <p class="hugin">The position is launched via extensive communications and marketing, starting from UPM's main markets. &quot;With the new statement, we communicate a clear vision of our way forward. As a globally leading company in this industry, we want to show the way and inspire our stakeholders on a journey towards a future beyond fossils,&quot; says Elisa Nilsson.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Elisa Nilsson, Vice President, Brand and Communications, UPM, tel. +358 (0)2041 67806</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9&#58;00-16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. We employ around 19,100 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. Our shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM Biofore - Beyond fossils. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM recognised as the industry's most responsible company in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index2018-09-13T05:30:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 13 September 2018 at 08.30 EET)&#160; - UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2018-2019 for the sixth time.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We create value by seizing the limitless potential of bioeconomy, this is what we are committed to do at UPM&quot;, says <b class="hugin">Sami Lundgren</b>, Vice President, UPM Environment and Responsibility.</p> <p class="hugin">Global megatrends and their impacts on the environment and society make it clear that a major turnaround in the use of non-renewable fossil-based products and materials is needed. As the leader of the bio-based forest industry UPM's mission is to be a part of the solution.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Creating value for society both as a company and through our renewable and responsible products is an essential part of the Biofore strategy, since our operations and products have an impact on society at large.&#160;Understanding our influence&#160;is a prerequisite for us to develop our operations and to respond to the needs of surrounding communities,&quot; concludes Lundgren.&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">The annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment is conducted by an investment specialist RobecoSAM, and is based on a rigorous analysis of economic, environmental and social performance of the world's leading companies, assessing issues covering climate change strategies, supply chain standards, labour practices, corporate governance and risk management. The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, recognising companies across all industries that outperform their peers in sustainability metrics. </p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="DJSI_Member_Logo_2015" class="hugin" height="118" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2215861/130895.jpg" width="345" /></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sami Lundgren, Vice President, UPM, Environment and Responsibility, tel. +358 40 580 0910</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9&#58;00-16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59;L0|#0c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59|Investor news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Raflatac expands presence in Americas by acquiring assets of Seattle-based Converters Express2018-09-10T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac,&#160;Mills River, NC, USA, September 10, 2018&#160;at 17&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac, one of the world's leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials, has completed its acquisition of the assets of Seattle, Washington-based Converters Express, Inc.</p> <p class="hugin">By opening a terminal in the Seattle area, UPM Raflatac will continue to deliver on its promise to provide customers world class service with a local touch. This acquisition allows UPM Raflatac to expand its customer reach and improve its service capabilities to the Northwestern U.S. label market by offering label converters in the area an expanded range of innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products - particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are pleased to continue the expansion of our presence and service in North America by acquiring the assets of Converters Express,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Linnea Keen</b>, Vice President, Sales, North America, UPM Raflatac. &quot;We are now better equipped than ever before to serve the label converters in this region by providing the market next day service on a wide range of high quality labelstock products.&quot; </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;I am happy the next chapter for Coverters Express involves integrating with the exceptional infrastructure and resources from UPM Raflatac,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Lynda Tarvin</b>, Owner, Converters Express, Inc.&#160;&quot;Their knowledge and exceptional portfolio of products will certainly provide more solutions and services along with quick turnaround to our Pacific Northwest label converters.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Scott Sowers</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 ET<br class="hugin">tel. +1 828-275-7261 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>. </p> <p class="hugin">Follow us on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upmraflatacam" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><strong class="hugin">UPM</strong><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company -&#160;<a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a>&#160;<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> Follow UPM on&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a><u class="hugin">&#160;</u>|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a>&#160;#UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Combining the best of functionality, efficiency and sustainability: Introducing PE 65, UPM Raflatac's thinnest squeezable film2018-08-29T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, August 29, 2018 at 17&#58;00 EET) - As part of its commitment to labeling a smarter future, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce the launch of its <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/PE65" target="_blank">new PE 65 film label stock range</a> in the Americas market, the company's thinnest squeezable films to-date and the thinnest PE label produced for the home and personal care market.</p> <p class="hugin">These thinner versions of UPM Raflatac's standard PE 85 films offer the same excellent conformability and squeezability and can create a seamless, no-edge look on bottles. Combined with their resistance to water, oils and chemicals, new clear and white PE 65 film constructions are a sustainable alternative for conformable and squeezable containers and tubes. These thin films do not sacrifice performance, as they are at the top of the squeezability scale.</p> <p class="hugin">Not only do labels printed with PE 65 flex with the packaging and maintain their good looks, their thinner overall construction helps printers, converters and brands run a more efficient operation. PE 65's thinner caliper means more labels per roll and longer roll lengths, resulting in fewer roll changes and less down time. These 65 micron (2.6 mil) PE film label materials also reduce transportation and packaging waste at multiple stages in the operational process.</p> <p class="hugin">Choosing ecodesigned products like PE 65 materials can also help reduce the environmental impact of labels. According to a UPM Raflatac Life Cycle Assessment study performed in accordance with internationally recognized ISO 14040/44 standards, by switching from PE 85 to PE 65, companies can see significant reductions in energy use (15%), greenhouse gas emissions (14%) and water consumption (13%).</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM Raflatac's new PE 65 film label materials are ideal for any brand looking to combine the ultimate in performance with increased production efficiency and a sustainable design,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Daryl Northcott</b>, Director, Films Business, Americas, UPM Raflatac. &quot;Our company continuously strives to be the pressure-sensitive label industry's sustainability leader and partner of choice, and our new PE 65 films are helping us build a more sustainable world, one label at a time.&quot;&#160; </p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/PE65" target="_blank">Learn more about UPM Raflatac's new PE 65 film materials, their thinnest squeezable film »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/TPZdqXd66Dkc" target="_blank">Click here to download a hi-res image of new PE 65 film materials »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Scott Sowers</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00 ET<br class="hugin">tel. +1 828-275-7261 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>. </p> <p class="hugin">Follow us on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upmraflatacam" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><strong class="hugin">UPM</strong><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company -&#160;<a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a>&#160;<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> Follow UPM on&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a><u class="hugin">&#160;</u>|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a>&#160;#UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
On forest trips for sixth grade students will learn about the forest and introduced to the renewable products from wood2018-08-21T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 21 August, 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - During the autumn, UPM will organise forest trips for sixth grade students with the aim to provide a positive forest experience and tell about sustainable forestry and the forest industry. During the forest trips, the students will be introduced to the economic and recreational use of forests, conservation and the products made of renewable raw material, wood. Students will also have the opportunity to plant trees that will form a forest in the future. There are 31 schools participating in the trips and a total of approximately 1,200 students are expected to attend.</p> <p class="hugin">The forest trips will be organised in cooperation with the Finnish Forest Association and the Finnish 4H Organisation in the cities where UPM mills are situated in Finland, Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Pietarsaari and Rauma.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We want to offer children a positive forest experience to help building a versatile and life-long forestry relationship. Forest trips support children's learning and increase understanding of forestry,&quot; says Inka Musta, Environmental Manager of UPM Wood Sourcing and Forestry. &quot;Forests and wood products are part of our daily life. We want to increase the appreciation for forests and wood as a renewable and recyclable raw material,&quot; Musta continues.</p> <p class="hugin" style="clear&#58;both;"><img align="left" alt="" class="hugin" height="115" hspace="12" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2211983/130440.jpg" width="205" /></p> <p class="hugin">In 2017, UPM organised similar forest trips for the first time. The students enjoyed the events, and the most memorable moments consisted of things such as watching the water flowing in a creek, planting plants and having a picnic lunch by the fire. Learning new was interesting and exciting. Planting trees, assessing the age of a tree, observing the various stages of forest, and how wood is present in many different everyday products, were new to many.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;These excursions are a great way to implement a new curriculum that encourages teaching outside the classroom. Both teachers and students praise forestry education in an authentic environment with the guidance of experts,&quot; says Suvi Pessala of the Finnish Forest Association. &quot;More similar excursions are requested as it is know that experimenting and doing is the best way to learn. Forest professionals are also interested in getting to know students' thoughts about the forest.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin">Forest trips are part of UPM's Biofore Share and Care programme. The programme focuses on projects that are relevant to both UPM's business and responsibility goals. The focus areas are&#58; Reading &amp; Learning, Engaging with communities, Responsible water use and Boosting bioinnovations.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Environmental Manager Inka Musta, UPM Wood Sourcing and forestry, tel. +358 40 634 9900<br class="hugin">Youth communications specialist Suvi Pessala, Finnish Forest Association, tel. +358 45 657 5442</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9&#58;00-16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. 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UPM Half Year Financial Report 2018: Commercial success drives growth in sales and earnings - strong outlook for H2 20182018-07-24T09:30:00Z<p class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Half year financial report&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; 24 July 2018 at 09&#58;30 EET</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Half Year Financial Report 2018&#58; </b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Commercial success drives growth in sales and earnings - strong outlook for H2 2018</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Q2 2018 highlights</b></p> <ul class="hugin"> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">Sales grew by 5% to EUR 2,589 million (2,464 million in Q2 2017).</div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">Comparable EBIT increased by 24% to EUR 334 million (270 million).</div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">Sales prices increased in all business areas, outweighing the impact of higher input costs and unfavourable currency exchange rates.</div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">Q2 operating profit was held back by several significant scheduled maintenance shutdowns - total impact was EUR -90 million.</div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">Operating cash flow was EUR 329 million (269 million).</div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">UPM completed the UPM Kaukas pulp mill expansion.</div> </li> </ul> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">H1 2018 highlights</b></p> <ul class="hugin"> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">Comparable EBIT increased by 20% to EUR 689 million (575 million in H1 2017).</div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">Sales prices increased in all business areas, outweighing the impact of higher input costs and unfavourable currency exchange rates. </div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">Delivery volumes were held back by several significant maintenance shutdowns in Q2 and weather-related wood harvesting limitations in Q1.</div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">UPM paid a dividend of EUR 613 million.</div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">Net debt decreased to EUR 401 million (1,046 million).</div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin">UPM announced focused investments in Germany, Finland and China to grow in the attractive release liner segments.</div> </li> </ul> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="hugin" id="hugin_table_0" style="border-collapse&#58;collapse;border-style&#58;none;"> <tbody class="hugin"> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;"> <b class="hugin">Key figures</b> </td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;"> Q2/2018 </td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;"> Q2/2017 </td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;"> Q1/2018 </td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;"> Q1-Q2/2018 </td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;"> Q1-Q2/2017 </td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;"> Q1-Q4/2017 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Sales, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 2,589 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 2,464 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 2,512 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 5,102 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 4,946 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 10,010 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Comparable EBITDA, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 425 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 349 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 449 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 875 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 755 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1,631 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> &#160; % of sales </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 16.4 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 14.2 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 17.9 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 17.1 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 15.3 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 16.3 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Operating profit, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 349 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 269 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 385 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 734 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 581 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1,259 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Comparable EBIT, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 334 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 270 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 355 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 689 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 575 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1,292 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> &#160; % of sales </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 12.9 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 11.0 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 14.1 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 13.5 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 11.6 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 12.9 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Profit before tax, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 337 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 258 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 371 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 708 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 557 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1,186 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> &#160; Comparable profit before tax, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 322 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 258 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 341 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 663 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 550 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1,218 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Profit for the period, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 269 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 205 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 309 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 577 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 444 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 974 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Comparable profit for the period, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 258 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 205 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 288 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 545 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 440 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1,004 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Earnings per share (EPS), EUR </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.50 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.38 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.58 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1.08 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.83 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1.82 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> &#160; Comparable EPS, EUR </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.48 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.39 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.54 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1.02 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.82 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1.88 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Return on equity (ROE), % </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 12.1 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 10.2 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 14.0 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 13.3 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 10.9 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 11.5 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Comparable ROE, % </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 11.6 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 10.2 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 13.0 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 12.5 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 10.8 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 11.9 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Return on capital employed (ROCE), % </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 14.2 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 10.8 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 15.6 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 14.9 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 11.2 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 12.5 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Comparable ROCE, % </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 13.6 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 10.8 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 14.3 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 14.0 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 11.1 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 12.8 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Operating cash flow, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 329 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 269 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 208 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 537 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 665 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1,558 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Operating cash flow per share, EUR </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.62 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.50 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.39 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1.01 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1.25 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 2.92 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Equity per share at end of period, EUR </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 16.37 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 15.14 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 16.83 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 16.37 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 15.14 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 16.24 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Capital employed at the end of period, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 9,691 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 9,965 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 9,733 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 9,691 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 9,965 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 9,777 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Net debt at the end of period, EURm </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 401 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1,046 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 41 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 401 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 1,046 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 174 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Net debt to EBITDA (last 12 m.) </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.23 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.68 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.02 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.23 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.68 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 0.11 </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> Personnel at the end of period </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 19,836 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 20,096 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 19,027 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 19,836 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 20,096 </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none;" valign="bottom"> 19,111 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO, comments on Q2 results&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM delivered yet another successful quarter of earnings growth. Customer demand for our products continued to be strong and we succeeded in increasing prices in most of our businesses also during the quarter. This enabled us to expand our margins and recover the impact of clearly higher input costs. </p> <p class="hugin">We carried out several significant scheduled maintenance shutdowns during the quarter, which held back our operating profit by approximately EUR 90 million. However, earlier challenges in wood harvesting and logistics were solved and no longer impacted our performance.</p> <p class="hugin">Our sales grew by 5% and our comparable EBIT increased by 24% to EUR 334 million. Operating cash flow was strong at EUR 329 million. UPM paid a dividend of EUR 613 million and net debt was EUR 401 million at the end of the quarter.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biorefining increased its earnings clearly. Customer demand was strong for pulp, biofuels and sawn timber, and sales prices increased. Scheduled maintenance shutdowns were carried out at the Fray Bentos and Kaukas pulp mills and at the Lappeenranta biorefinery. During the Kaukas shutdown, the pulp mill expansion was completed, providing 30,000 tons of additional pulp capacity. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM Communication Papers grew both its sales and earnings in tight markets. The business area achieved high operational efficiency and increased prices. UPM Raflatac performed well and managed to resume earnings growth after a challenging Q1. UPM Plywood had a steady performance in a good market situation. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM Energy improved earnings due to higher electricity prices and volumes. Electricity generation was held back by the annual maintenance shutdown at Olkiluoto power plant and weakened hydropower availability during the quarter.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Specialty Papers enjoyed good market demand and increased prices, but was not able to fully offset the higher pulp costs.</p> <p class="hugin">We look to the future with confidence. In the second half of the year we have every opportunity to respond to customer demand with growing deliveries. Our ongoing focused growth projects enable us to develop our market position while maintaining and growing our earnings. During the quarter we announced new focused growth investments in Germany and in China in the attractive release liner business. </p> <p class="hugin">Our transformative prospects provide us with unique and exciting opportunities for significant long-term earnings growth. In Uruguay, the second preparation phase for the potential new world-class pulp mill is proceeding well. In attractive biomolecular businesses we continue to prepare for the potential first industrial-scale biochemical refinery in Germany and study the potential biofuels scale up in Finland. </p> <p class="hugin">In 2009, we redefined UPM as the Biofore Company, creating a new, future-oriented industry category characterized by efficiency, innovation and sustainability. This positioning gave a name to our transformation, energizing both UPMers as well as our stakeholders. We continue to be inspired by the limitless opportunities of bioeconomy. We are committed to delivering renewable and responsible solutions and innovating for a future beyond fossils.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Outlook 2018</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM's comparable EBIT is expected to continue growing in 2018 compared with 2017. H2 2018 comparable EBIT is expected to be significantly higher compared with H1 2018.</p> <p class="hugin">The fundamentals for UPM businesses in 2018 are favourable. Sales price increases in 2018 are expected to outweigh the increase in variable cost, compared with 2017.</p> <p class="hugin">H1 2018 results were impacted by four significant maintenance shutdowns and weather-related wood harvesting limitations. H2 2018 is scheduled to have one significant maintenance shutdown.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Webcast and press conference</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM's President and CEO Jussi Pesonen will present the financial results in a webcast and a conference call for analysts and investors, held in English language, today at 13&#58;15 EET.</p> <p class="hugin">Later in the afternoon, Jussi Pesonen will present the results in a press conference held in Finnish language at the UPM Group Head Office (The Biofore House) in Helsinki, Alvar Aallon katu 1, at 14&#58;30 EET.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Webcast and conference call details&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin">The conference call can be participated in either by dialling a number in the list below or following the webcast online at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> or through <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//upm.videosync.fi/2018-07-24-q2" target="_blank">this link.</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Only participants who wish to ask questions in the conference call need to dial in. All participants can view the webcast presentation online. We recommend that participants start dialling in 5-10 minutes prior to the event in order to ensure a timely start of the webcast.</p> <p class="hugin">The presentation is available at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> for 12 months after the call.</p> <p class="hugin">Conference call title&#58; <b class="hugin">UPM's Half Year Financial Report 2018</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Direct telephone numbers&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin">BE&#58; +3224040635<br class="hugin">DK&#58; +45 823 331 78<br class="hugin">FI&#58; +358981710495<br class="hugin">UK&#58; +442031940552<br class="hugin">SE&#58; +46856642702<br class="hugin">US&#58; +18557161597<br class="hugin">NO&#58; +4723500211<br class="hugin">FR&#58; +33170750725</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">International telephone numbers with a pin code 52279387#</b></p> <p class="hugin">AU&#58; +61 29253 5844<br class="hugin">AT&#58; +43 19282 258<br class="hugin">CH&#58; +41 44580 0083<br class="hugin">CN&#58; +86 400 681 5421<br class="hugin">DE&#58; +49 030 221 510 067<br class="hugin">ES&#58; +34 911 143 608<br class="hugin">HK&#58; +852 3068 9834<br class="hugin">IN&#58; 0018038524634 (Toll Free)<br class="hugin">IR&#58; +353 1696 8154<br class="hugin">IT&#58; +39 2 3604 6798<br class="hugin">JP&#58; +81 3 4455 9554<br class="hugin">NL&#58; +31 20 716 8427<br class="hugin">SP&#58; +65 6307 7610</p> <p class="hugin">**</p> <p class="hugin">It should be noted that certain statements herein, which are not historical facts, including, without limitation, those regarding expectations for market growth and developments; expectations for growth and profitability; and statements preceded by &quot;believes&quot;, &quot;expects&quot;, &quot;anticipates&quot;, &quot;foresees&quot;, or similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. Since these statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, they involve risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to materially differ from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to&#58; (1) operating factors such as continued success of manufacturing activities and the achievement of efficiencies therein including the availability and cost of production inputs, continued success of product development, acceptance of new products or services by the Group's targeted customers, success of the existing and future collaboration arrangements, changes in business strategy or development plans or targets, changes in the degree of protection created by the Group's patents and other intellectual property rights, the availability of capital on acceptable terms; (2) industry conditions, such as strength of product demand, intensity of competition, prevailing and future global market prices for the Group's products and the pricing pressures thereto, financial condition of the customers and the competitors of the Group, the potential introduction of competing products and technologies by competitors; and (3) general economic conditions, such as rates of economic growth in the Group's principal geographic markets or fluctuations in exchange and interest rates. The main earnings sensitivities and the group's cost structure are presented on page 123 of the 2017 Annual Report. Risks and opportunities are discussed on pages 22-23 and risks and risk management are presented on pages 102-104 of the report.</p> <p class="hugin">**</p> <p class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation<br class="hugin">Pirkko Harrela<br class="hugin">Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9&#58;00-16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b> presents certain performance measures of performance, financial position and cash flows, which are alternative performance measures in accordance with the guidance issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The definitions of alternative performance measures are presented in notes to the consolidated financial statements in UPM Annual Report.</p> <p><a href="http&#58;//hugin.info/165629/R/2206845/857809.pdf" target="_blank">UPM Half Year Financial Report 2018</a></p>GP0|#0974d7df-c945-40e3-9f11-5bc03bf87466;L0|#00974d7df-c945-40e3-9f11-5bc03bf87466|Stock exchange release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Invitation to UPM's webcast and press conference on half year financial report 20182018-07-17T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 17 July 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM will publish its half year 2018 financial report on 24 July 2018 at 09&#58;30-10&#58;00 EET. The report will be available on the company's website at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> after publishing.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM's President and CEO <b class="hugin">Jussi Pesonen</b> will present the financial results in a webcast and a conference call for analysts and investors, held in English language, on 24 July 2018 at 13&#58;15 EET.</p> <p class="hugin">Later in the afternoon, Jussi Pesonen will present the results in a press conference held in Finnish language at the UPM Group Head Office (The Biofore House) in Helsinki, Alvar Aallon katu 1, at 14&#58;30 EET.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Webcast and conference call details&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin">The conference call can be participated in either by dialling a number in the list below or following the webcast online at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> or through <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//upm.videosync.fi/2018-07-24-q2" target="_blank">this link.</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Only participants who wish to ask questions in the conference call need to dial in. All participants can view the webcast presentation online. We recommend that participants start dialling in 5-10 minutes prior to the event in order to ensure a timely start of the webcast.</p> <p class="hugin">The presentation is available at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> for 12 months after the call.</p> <p class="hugin">Conference call title&#58; <b class="hugin">UPM's Half Year Financial Report 2018</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Direct telephone numbers&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin">BE&#58; +3224040635<br class="hugin">DK&#58; +45 823 331 78<br class="hugin">FI&#58; +358981710495<br class="hugin">UK&#58; +442031940552<br class="hugin">SE&#58; +46856642702<br class="hugin">US&#58; +18557161597<br class="hugin">NO&#58; +4723500211<br class="hugin">FR&#58; +33170750725</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">International telephone numbers with a pin code 52279387#</b></p> <p class="hugin">AU&#58; +61 29253 5844<br class="hugin">AT&#58; +43 19282 258<br class="hugin">CH&#58; +41 44580 0083<br class="hugin">CN&#58; +86 400 681 5421<br class="hugin">DE&#58; +49 030 221 510 067<br class="hugin">ES&#58; +34 911 143 608<br class="hugin">HK&#58; +852 3068 9834<br class="hugin">IN&#58; 0018038524634 (Toll Free)<br class="hugin">IR&#58; +353 1696 8154<br class="hugin">IT&#58; +39 2 3604 6798<br class="hugin">JP&#58; +81 3 4455 9554<br class="hugin">NL&#58; +31 20 716 8427<br class="hugin">SP&#58; +65 6307 7610</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For more information, please contact&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Investor Relations</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri from 9&#58;00 to 16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 20 415 0033<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;ir@upm.com" target="_blank">ir@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri from 9&#58;00 to 16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59;L0|#0c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59|Investor news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Combining the best of functionality, efficiency and sustainability: Introducing PE 65, UPM Raflatac's thinnest squeezable film2018-07-12T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 12 July 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - As part of its commitment to labeling a smarter future, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce the launch of its <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/PE65" target="_blank">new PE 65 film label stock range</a> in the EMEIA market, the company's thinnest squeezable films to-date and the thinnest PE label produced for the home and personal care market.</p> <p align="justify" class="hugin"><img alt="" border="0" class="hugin" height="341" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2204792/129508.jpg" width="607" /></p> <p class="hugin">These thinner versions of UPM Raflatac's standard PE 85 films offer the same excellent conformability and squeezability and can create a seamless, no-edge look on bottles. Combined with their resistance to water, oils and chemicals, new clear and white PE 65 film constructions are a sustainable alternative for conformable and squeezable containers and tubes. These thin films do not sacrifice performance, as they are at the top of the squeezability scale.</p> <p class="hugin">Not only do labels printed with PE 65 flex with the packaging and maintain their good looks, their thinner overall construction helps printers, converters and end-users run a more efficient operation. PE 65's thinner caliper means more labels per roll and longer roll lengths, resulting in fewer roll changes and less down time. These 65 micron PE film label materials also reduce transportation and packaging waste at multiple stages in the operational process.</p> <p class="hugin">Choosing ecodesigned products like PE 65 materials can also help reduce the environmental impact of labels. According to a UPM Raflatac Life Cycle Assessment study performed in accordance with internationally recognized ISO 14040/44 standards, by switching from PE 85 to PE 65, companies can see significant reductions in energy use (15%), greenhouse gas emissions (14%) and water consumption (13%).</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM Raflatac's new PE 65 film label materials are ideal for any brand looking to combine the ultimate in performance with increased production efficiency and a sustainable design,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Jan Hasselblatt</b>, Director, Business Development, Home and Personal Care, UPM Raflatac. &quot;Our company continuously strives to be the pressure-sensitive label industry's sustainability leader and partner of choice, and our new PE 65 films are helping us build a more sustainable world, one label at a time.&quot;&#160; </p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/PE65" target="_blank">Learn more about UPM Raflatac's new PE 65 film materials, their thinnest squeezable film »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/TPZdqXd66Dkc" target="_blank">Click here to download a hi-res image of new PE 65 film materials »</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Jan Hasselblatt, Director, Business Development, Home and Personal Care, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358&#160;94&#160;273 5744</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Raflatac on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upm_raflatac" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Combining the best of functionality, efficiency and sustainability: Introducing PE 65, UPM Raflatac's thinnest squeezable film2018-07-12T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 12 July 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - As part of its commitment to labeling a smarter future, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce the launch of its <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/PE65" target="_blank">new PE 65 film label stock range</a> in the EMEIA market, the company's thinnest squeezable films to-date and the thinnest PE label produced for the home and personal care market.</p> <p align="justify" class="hugin"><img alt="" border="0" class="hugin" height="341" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2204792/129508.jpg" width="607" /></p> <p class="hugin">These thinner versions of UPM Raflatac's standard PE 85 films offer the same excellent conformability and squeezability and can create a seamless, no-edge look on bottles. Combined with their resistance to water, oils and chemicals, new clear and white PE 65 film constructions are a sustainable alternative for conformable and squeezable containers and tubes. These thin films do not sacrifice performance, as they are at the top of the squeezability scale.</p> <p class="hugin">Not only do labels printed with PE 65 flex with the packaging and maintain their good looks, their thinner overall construction helps printers, converters and end-users run a more efficient operation. PE 65's thinner caliper means more labels per roll and longer roll lengths, resulting in fewer roll changes and less down time. These 65 micron PE film label materials also reduce transportation and packaging waste at multiple stages in the operational process.</p> <p class="hugin">Choosing ecodesigned products like PE 65 materials can also help reduce the environmental impact of labels. According to a UPM Raflatac Life Cycle Assessment study performed in accordance with internationally recognized ISO 14040/44 standards, by switching from PE 85 to PE 65, companies can see significant reductions in energy use (15%), greenhouse gas emissions (14%) and water consumption (13%).</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM Raflatac's new PE 65 film label materials are ideal for any brand looking to combine the ultimate in performance with increased production efficiency and a sustainable design,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Jan Hasselblatt</b>, Director, Business Development, Home and Personal Care, UPM Raflatac. &quot;Our company continuously strives to be the pressure-sensitive label industry's sustainability leader and partner of choice, and our new PE 65 films are helping us build a more sustainable world, one label at a time.&quot;&#160; </p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/PE65" target="_blank">Learn more about UPM Raflatac's new PE 65 film materials, their thinnest squeezable film »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/TPZdqXd66Dkc" target="_blank">Click here to download a hi-res image of new PE 65 film materials »</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Jan Hasselblatt, Director, Business Development, Home and Personal Care, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358&#160;94&#160;273 5744</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Raflatac on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upm_raflatac" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Labels for any job, large or small: UPM Raflatac expands Small Roll Service with new wine and digital labeling materials2018-07-11T17:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, July 11, 2018 at 17&#58;00 EET) - As part of its commitment to combining world class service with a local touch, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce that it has expanded its popular Small Roll Service to now include standard and welded wine stocks as well as 13-inch digital rolls, suitable for durable and industrial chemical labeling.&#160;&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">Our Small Roll Service is available to all of North America with swift turnaround times and the flexibility to purchase one roll or many rolls with each order. This enables printers and converters to effectively and economically meet the needs of their customers without over-ordering label materials to meet minimums.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;This program is designed to support your short run labeling needs,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Amy Jensen</b>, Director, Specials, Americas, UPM Raflatac. &quot;At UPM Raflatac, we are always looking for new opportunities to expand our service offering of the highest quality label materials on the market, and now with the addition of these wine and digital label materials to our Small Roll Service program, our company is even better equipped to meet the needs of printers and converters in North America.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/small-roll-service-guide" target="_blank">For more information about UPM Raflatac's Small Roll Service, which has recently expanded to include wine and digital label materials, please click here.</a></p> <p class="hugin">Click here for high resolution photos » <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//upm.emmi.fi/l/ndFV7-nx9bSS" target="_blank">https&#58;//upm.emmi.fi/l/ndFV7-nx9bSS</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Scott Sowers</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00 ET<br class="hugin">tel. +1 828-275-7261 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>. </p> <p class="hugin">Follow us on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upmraflatacam" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><strong class="hugin">UPM</strong><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company -&#160;<a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a>&#160;<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> Follow UPM on&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a><u class="hugin">&#160;</u>|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a>&#160;#UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Labels for any job, large or small: UPM Raflatac expands Small Roll Service with new wine and digital labeling materials2018-07-11T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, July 11, 2018 at 17&#58;00 EET) - As part of its commitment to combining world class service with a local touch, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce that it has expanded its popular Small Roll Service to now include standard and welded wine stocks as well as 13-inch digital rolls, suitable for durable and industrial chemical labeling.&#160;&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">Our Small Roll Service is available to all of North America with swift turnaround times and the flexibility to purchase one roll or many rolls with each order. This enables printers and converters to effectively and economically meet the needs of their customers without over-ordering label materials to meet minimums.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;This program is designed to support your short run labeling needs,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Amy Jensen</b>, Director, Specials, Americas, UPM Raflatac. &quot;At UPM Raflatac, we are always looking for new opportunities to expand our service offering of the highest quality label materials on the market, and now with the addition of these wine and digital label materials to our Small Roll Service program, our company is even better equipped to meet the needs of printers and converters in North America.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/small-roll-service-guide" target="_blank">For more information about UPM Raflatac's Small Roll Service, which has recently expanded to include wine and digital label materials, please click here.</a></p> <p class="hugin">Click here for high resolution photos » <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//upm.emmi.fi/l/ndFV7-nx9bSS" target="_blank">https&#58;//upm.emmi.fi/l/ndFV7-nx9bSS</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Scott Sowers</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00 ET<br class="hugin">tel. +1 828-275-7261 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>. </p> <p class="hugin">Follow us on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upmraflatacam" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><strong class="hugin">UPM</strong><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company -&#160;<a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a>&#160;<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> Follow UPM on&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a>&#160;|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a><u class="hugin">&#160;</u>|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a>&#160;#UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Societal impacts have a visible role in UPM's EMAS reporting 2018-07-06T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 6 July&#160;2018, 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM has today published the EMAS (EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) statements of its pulp and paper mills. The statements are more extensive than ever. Over the years, the company has reported on environmental impacts at its pulp and paper mills in Europe, China and Uruguay. Now the reports also provide a thorough analysis of the company's societal impact at a local level.</p> <p class="hugin">According to <b class="hugin">Gabriele Wende</b>, Director, Reporting and Product Stewardship, UPM, people are interested in companies' impact on society in addition to the environmental matters. &quot;Mills are a part of local people's everyday lives, so what happens within the company is not insignificant by any means. That's why we want to provide verified and concrete information, e.g. on our contribution to employment, tax income and &#160;purchasing power, as well as co-operation with the communities. The information also has to be easily accessible,&quot; Wende says.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM's initiative to open the scope of its environmental reporting to include social indicators shows the strong commitment of the company to transparency, a value shared by all EMAS organisations,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Kestutis Sadauskas,</b> Director for the Green Economy at the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment. <br class="hugin">&quot;The performance of the company is verified by an independent EMAS verifier, providing the public and other stakeholders with reliable information on its contribution to sustainable development. We would encourage other companies to move in this direction too&quot;, he says.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">A mathematical model of effects on consumption</b></p> <p class="hugin">Extended EMAS reporting was improved first time this year using a mathematical calculation model developed by the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy. The model was used to estimate indirect jobs and effects on consumption created by the company's production units in Finland.<br class="hugin">Research Director <b class="hugin">Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö</b> from Etlatieto Oy says, that calculations can be made both regionally and nationally.<br class="hugin">&quot;The model is based on input-output statistics from Statistics Finland. Those statistics show how companies from different industries buy goods and services from each other,&quot; Ali-Yrkkö explains.</p> <p class="hugin">Local tax income generated by our business operations as well as cooperation with local operators, such as educational institutes, are an essential part of our societal impacts. Read more about these and many more societal impacts at the following websites&#58;</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/upm/our-mills-boost-the-vitality-of-their-surrounding-areas/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofore.com </a><br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/responsibility/fundamentals/reporting/emas/pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com &gt; Responsibility</a><br class="hugin">&#160;<br class="hugin"> The final EMAS registration is complete only when the Corporate Environmental Statement 2017 has been approved.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">More information&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sami Lundgren, Vice President, UPM, Environment &amp; Responsibility, tel. +358&#160;40&#160;5800&#160;910</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations</b> <br class="hugin">Mon-Fri from 9&#58;00 to 16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">Tel. +358&#160;(0)40&#160;588&#160;3284<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions for growing global consumption. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. The group employs around 19,100&#160;people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR&#160;10&#160;billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | upmbiofore.com #UPM #biofore</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59;L0|#0c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59|Investor news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM joins Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative to enhance sustainability in its supply chains2018-07-05T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 5 July 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a chemical industry initiative that promotes and improves sustainability practises within its supply chains. By joining the initiative the member companies share a wide coverage of supplier data, such as audit reports and sustainability assessments performed by independent experts. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM's traditional businesses are having high exposure to chemical industry supply chain, not only on chemical raw materials but also on equipment and services.&quot; says <b class="hugin">Ilkka Nurmi, </b>Senior Vice President, UPM Sourcing. &quot;While UPM is not a chemical company, we actively work on portfolio transformation and have a great growth potential in biofuels and biochemicals businesses where we are heavily entering the arena of chemistry&quot;, he continues. </p> <p class="hugin">TfS has established a standard approach for evaluating and improving the sustainabilty performance of suppliers. Evaluation covers key areas such as environmental impact, health and safety, labour and human rights as well as management and governance. The assessments and audits benefit both members and suppliers, who only go through the process once and avoid multiple assessments by different customers. <br class="hugin">&quot;We welcome UPM to the TfS Initiative and look forward to working together on our shared vision of improving supply chain sustainability. UPM brings a strong track record in sustainability to the membership base as well as the ambition to work on sustainability together with the TfS members,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Rüdiger Eberhard</b>, TfS President and Senior Vice President, Head of Procurement (CPO) Evonik Industries.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Responsible sourcing has been high on UPM's agenda for years and we have already done a lot of work to ensure the sustainability of our supply chains. However, the global supply networks are so complex that it's necessary to pool the resources so that everyone can have access for a wider range of supplier sustainability information. This efficiency will enable focus on sustainability improvements in the supply chains. This is what TfS is all about&quot; Nurmi tells. &quot;We are looking forward to start working together with the other TfS members to further develop the initiative, and to make our global supply chains even more sustainable,&quot; Ilkka Nurmi concludes.</p> <p class="hugin">More on TfS initiative&#58;&#160;<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//tfs-initiative.com/" target="_blank">https&#58;//tfs-initiative.com/</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Ilkka Nurmi, SVP, UPM Sourcing, tel. +358400287355</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">About Together for Sustainability (TfS) </b><br class="hugin">TfS AISBL is a joint initiative of chemical companies for sustainable supply chains. It was founded in 2011 to develop and implement a global program to assess, audit and improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. Currently it has 20 member companies worldwide and intends to grow globally. TfS is a partner company of Cefic. The TfS Initiative strives to achieve mutual benefits for both its member companies and their suppliers. In doing so, social and environmental conditions are to be continuously improved for the benefit of all relevant stakeholders, including employees, neighborhoods, local communities and society as a whole. TfS consists of an assessment and an audit process. TfS members can individually and independently apply these processes for their sustainable sourcing activities. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.tfs-initiative.com" target="_blank">http&#58;//www.tfs-initiative.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
The shape of sustainable labels is circular: UPM Raflatac announces APR-recognized wash-off film labels with recycled liners for Americas and Asia Pacific2018-06-27T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, June 27, 2018 at 17&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac is taking another step forward in its drive to label a smarter future by announcing that it has developed a range of wash-off film labeling solutions for a variety of end uses that can help brands create a circular economy and also meet or even accelerate their ambitious sustainability targets.</p> <p class="hugin">These clear, white and metalized film label stocks - <b class="hugin">featuring UPM Raflatac's RW85C wash-off adhesive and a PET liner made from 90 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) content</b> - have been recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) as exceeding their strict standards for recyclable label products. Now available in the Americas and Asia Pacific market regions, the labels are ideal for labeling PET containers in the food, beverage, home care and personal care segments. </p> <p class="hugin">Thanks to the RW85C wash-off adhesive, the labels are able to undergo common PET recycling processes without contaminating any of the PET flake by-products. During the caustic washing process, the polypropylene labels easily separate from PET containers and float, allowing more high-value, clean PET flakes to be recovered. The clean flakes can then be converted back into PET containers, which promotes a circular economy and reduces the amount of plastic pollution in landfills and the environment. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;As the global drive to reduce plastic waste continues to gain speed, more and more packaging companies are looking for new and innovative solutions to maximize the recyclability of their PET containers,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Junion Zhao</b>, Director, Films Business, APAC, UPM Raflatac. &quot;We are pleased to bring these wash-off labeling materials to market for our customers and brand owners aiming to achieve their sustainability targets.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Exceeding the APR's standards for recyclable label products on PET packaging was very important for us when we developed these new film labels with RW85C adhesive,&quot; adds <b class="hugin">Daryl Northcott</b>, Director, Films Business, Americas, UPM Raflatac. &quot;UPM Raflatac recently became an APR Recycling Demand Champion, which means we are committed to boosting circular packaging solutions and incorporating post-consumer recycled content into our materials, and these new label materials do exactly that.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/RW85C" target="_blank">For more information about and to order samples of UPM Raflatac's new wash-off film labeling solutions constructed with RW85C adhesive and a PET liner made from 90 percent PCR content, please click here.</a> &#160;</p> <p class="hugin">Click here for hi-res photos » <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/ctc-JRXNfBxn" target="_blank">http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/ctc-JRXNfBxn</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Scott Sowers</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00 ET<br class="hugin">tel. +1 828-275-7261 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>. </p> <p class="hugin">Follow us on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upmraflatacam" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><strong class="hugin">UPM</strong><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a>. </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Raflatac launches sustainable RAFNXT+ versions of its BPA-free thermal label materials for retail, food and logistics applications2018-06-26T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 26 June 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac is introducing to the European market three new sustainable, BPA-free label materials for retail weigh-price and backroom labeling applications as well as for logistics labeling. The new products enable printers to offer BPA-free, legislation-compliant thermal labels that come with the added advantage of the unique RAFNXT+ formula of sustainability credentials.&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">Thermal papers have traditionally used Bisphenol A (BPA) as a color developer. However, new European Union legislation requires all thermal paper sold in Europe to be free of BPA after 2 January 2020. </p> <p class="hugin">RAFNXT+ is a next-generation solution for sustainable packaging that optimizes the use of raw materials. The label materials are proven to be 20% more carbon positive than standard paper materials, using less energy and water and generating less waste during their lifecycle. RAFNXT+ label products provide a competitive edge in terms of both sustainability and efficiency, with savings in downtime and start-up waste thanks to fewer reel changes as well as lower packaging and transportation costs. All products in the range are based on our unique Forest Positive lifecycle approach - the future formula for sustainable labeling.</p> <p class="hugin">Thermal Eco BPA Free NXT+FSC and Retail Eco BPA Free NXT+FSC label materials can be applied to packaging films and most common cardboards in short-life labeling applications such as retail weigh-scale, backroom and logistics labeling. They ensure compliance with relevant food contact regulations and can be paired with a variety of different adhesives to ensure optimal performance at a range of temperatures. All four label materials are FSC(TM) certified, which guarantees that the&#160;wood raw material used to manufacture them is legally sourced and originates from sustainably managed forests.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Many brands are incorporating net-positive principles into their strategies and targets, and the Forest Positive concept and RAFNXT+ product range is our answer to this. Thanks to their resource optimization, these products are not only more carbon positive than our standard range, but they also help our customers improve their productivity. Our Thermal Eco range now included products that offer all these benefits and have the added advantage of being BPA free,&quot; explains <b class="hugin">Ville Pollari</b>, Director, VIP &amp; Prime segment, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac.</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/retail/bpa-free-products" target="_blank">Discover UPM Raflatac's range of BPA-free label materials »&#160;</a></p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//upm.emmi.fi/l/8dJnfmf66g8v" target="_blank">Download a photo of BPA-free label materials used in the retail industry »&#160;</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Ville Pollari, Director, VIP &amp; Prime segment, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358&#160;9&#160;427&#160;353 29</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Raflatac on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upm_raflatac" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Advanced biofuels recognised as a fast-track option for transport decarbonisation - UPM Biofuels welcomes initial agreement on Renewable Energy Directive2018-06-20T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 20 June 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - European institutions have come to an initial agreement on the revised Renewable Energy Directive. UPM Biofuels welcomes the agreement as it creates an&#160;obligatory advanced biofuel blending mandate in all EU Member States starting at 0.2% in 2022, double counted, and rising to 3.5% in 2030.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, the world's first to produce wood-based renewable diesel&#160;on a&#160;commercial scale, has proven the potential as a significant producer of truly sustainable advanced biofuels. UPM BioVerno, which reduces GHG emissions up to 80% compared with fossil fuels, has found a solid market place. The agreement will further boost interest in the most sustainable biofuels and strengthens the position of advanced low-ILUC fuels, such as UPM BioVerno, that have minimal risk of causing indirect emissions or land use change,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels. </p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 5" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2200216/129053.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin">UPM started operations at the Lappeenranta Biorefinery&#160;at the beginning of 2015. In the years since, UPM has established a strong position in advanced biofuels markets with special attention on product quality, high GHG and local emissions saving, and excellence in sustainability, including certification.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We welcome the fact that advanced biofuels are now recognised as a fast-track route&#160;to decarbonisation of transport across the EU. We also see that more and more countries are working on their national plans to decarbonise transport, and sustainable biofuels play an important role in achieving the Paris Agreement targets,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Marko Janhunen</b>, Director, Public Affairs, UPM. </p> <p class="hugin">For more information&#58; <br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels<br class="hugin">Tel. +358 45&#160;265 1345<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;sari.mannonen@upm.com" target="_blank">sari.mannonen@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Marko Janhunen</b>, Director, Public Affairs, UPM<br class="hugin">Tel. +358 50&#160;590 0047<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;marko.janhunen@upm.com" target="_blank">marko.janhunen@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmbiofuels.com" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Raflatac continues to live up to its promise of labeling a smarter future by ensuring sustainability will soon come as standard2018-06-14T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 14 June 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac has made further strides towards delivering a smarter and more sustainable future with the announcement that all its main HD liners for standard PP and PE films in EMEIA will come from certified sources by the end of 2018. Forest certification takes a lifecycle approach across the entire forest supply chain, ensuring that wood-based products are sourced from responsibly managed forests.</p> <p class="hugin">This is just the latest in the company's drive to create film labeling solutions that excel in sustainability. As part of its ecodesign philosophy, the company's first step is always to use responsibly sourced raw materials, with the goal being to only use wood raw material from certified sources by 2030. UPM Raflatac has also expanded its range of certified label faces for many end-use segments to make it easier for label converters and brand owners to make sustainable choices.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are very proud to announce that sustainability will soon be standard for our main HD liners, with HD70 and HD Lite to be made from FSC® certified raw material by the end of 2018,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Noora Markkanen</b>, Senior Specialist, Sustainability, UPM Raflatac. &quot;This means our entire PP and PE product offering will be available with a forest-certified liner - another step towards us labeling a smarter future.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Noora Markkanen, Senior Specialist, Sustainability, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 2041 68375</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Raflatac on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upm_raflatac" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Raflatac's smart label solution makes recycling smarter than ever2018-06-13T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 13 June 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac combines digitalization with circular economy. By adding RafMore smart label solution to its RafCycle® recycling process, UPM Raflatac is able to optimize the waste collection process from its customers. The smart labels added to the recycling containers and scanned by a mobile app tell when the customers' waste is ready to be collected.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 4" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2198752/128877.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Per Hasso, Warehouse assistant at Xellia Pharmaceuticals shows how RafMore application works.</i></p> <p class="hugin">RafCycle is a cost efficient waste recycling solution that collects label release liner waste from our partners throughout Europe. The RafMore smart label solution was tested with several RafCycle customers in Denmark and Sweden, and the waste material collected from these customers can be turned into new products at UPM Plattling paper mill in Germany where the paper release liners are de-siliconized and recycled into pulp and paper, closing the loop. </p> <p class="hugin">Previously, the waste collection process was done manually, which required a lot of communication between UPM Raflatac and the customers. By combining two innovative solutions, UPM Raflatac makes recycling smarter than ever. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We now give our RafCycle customers unique codes through which we can track the exact amount of waste and give direct feedback via the RafMore mobile application. This helps us to better manage our logistic processes, making the waste collection process more efficient. By doing so, we offer our customers better service and help them to make more sustainable choices,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Claus Søndergaard</b>, Sales Manager, Denmark, UPM Raflatac. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We have been using RafCycle for recycling our glassine liners from our production for several years now and it has been a great solution. Recently, we implemented the new RafMore solution which made for logistic efficiency in our warehouse because it moved the planning of RafCycle pickups into the hands of UPM Raflatac. The mobile app itself is easy to install and use. On top of the logistic app solution, we now have a better overview of the total volume that has been moved from waste to a resource,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Per Hasso</b>, Warehouse Assistant, Xellia Pharmaceuticals.</p> <p class="hugin">Xellia Pharmaceuticals was an early adopter within the pharmaceutical industry to take advantage of the RafCycle program and enter into a circular economy solution for their glassine waste.</p> <p class="hugin">RafMore is much more than a label - it is a completely new innovative solution that allows brand owners to turn ordinary product labels into smart packaging that tells an ever-evolving story. Using the latest digital printing technology, RafMore transforms traditional product packaging into connected packaging with a unique traceable identity. UPM Raflatac is planning to take RafMore into use in other countries.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Raflatac leads the label industry with RafCycle®, an innovative recycling concept that offers a new life for label waste. Label recycling provides numerous benefits to printers, packers, brand-owners, and, of course, the environment.&#160;UPM Raflatac currently has more than 100 RafCycle customers globally. </p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/services/rafmore" target="_blank">Read more about RafMore smart label solution »</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAdoVLUR-CQ" target="_blank">Watch a video about RafMore smart labels »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/sustainability/sustainable-label-solutions/rafcycle" target="_blank">Read more about RafCycle recycling program »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//upm.emmi.fi/l/97_QqjpqSf5k" target="_blank">Click here to download a photo of RafMore application in action »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Juha Virmavirta, Director, RafCycle Solutions, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 20 416143</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Raflatac on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upm_raflatac" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Capital Markets Day: UPM aims higher with continued transformation and earnings growth2018-05-31T13:20:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 31 May 2018 at 16&#58;20 EET) - UPM's Capital Markets Day focused on the company's value creation, strong performance and earnings growth opportunities.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are targeting superior shareholder returns with strong performance and earnings growth. UPM's market-based operating model, differentiated business strategies as well as disciplined and effective capital allocation are at the core of our value creation. Today also innovation and responsibility are fundaments of our competitive advantage and add significantly to our future opportunities,&quot; says UPM's President and CEO <b class="hugin">Jussi Pesonen</b>.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Emerging economies' two billion new middle class consumers will shape the future of global demand during the next decade. In supplying this new demand, we see sustainable and safe solutions as the only solid foundation for long term value creation. This future provides limitless growth opportunities for UPM's businesses in the long term.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Our significant spearheads for growth for the coming years are high value renewable fibre, specialty packaging materials and molecular businesses such as biofuels and wood-based biochemicals. UPM has a unique competitive platform in these businesses. They all have strong demand outlook supported by global megatrends, and they deliver sustainable solutions to growing consumer demand.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM is in better standing than ever. Over the coming years, we aim to allocate more capital to growing and transforming the company while simultaneously distributing attractive dividend to our shareholders and maintaining headroom in our strong balance sheet,&quot; concludes Pesonen.</p> <p class="hugin">All the presentations and webcast recording of UPM's Capital Markets Day are available on <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Investors/Reports-Presentations/2018/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">UPM's web site</a>.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information, please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Tapio Korpeinen, Chief Financial Officer, UPM, tel. +358 2041 50004<br class="hugin">Mika Mikkola, Vice President, IR, UPM, tel. +358 40 595 3202</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Investor Relations</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9&#58;00-16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 2041 50033<br class="hugin">ir@upm.com</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59;L0|#0c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59|Investor news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx

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