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UPM BioVerno and GrowDex® chosen among 25 unique example cases of Nordic bioeconomy2017-01-19T09:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, 19 January 2017 at 11&#58;00 EET) - The Nordic Bioeconomy Panel under The Nordic Council of Ministers has chosen UPM BioVerno and GrowDex® in the <i class="hugin">Nordic bioeconomy - 25 cases for sustainable change</i> catalogue. UPM BioVerno is a renewable diesel made of crude tall oil, a wood residue from pulp production. GrowDex® is a wood-based nanocellulose hydrogel developed for the needs of the pharmaceutical industry. </p> <p class="hugin" style="clear&#58;both;"><img width="400" height="300" class="hugin" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2072250/113962.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The Nordic countries are strongly placed to be global leaders in the production and utilisation of bio-resources that will enhance both competitiveness and sustainability. To continuously develop and improve this position we need inspiration and sharing of knowledge and best practices,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Hörður G. Kristinsson</b>, chair of the Nordic Bioeconomy Panel.<br class="hugin"> &quot;The selected 25 cases in the catalogue seek to illustrate the diverse bioeconomy activities in the Nordic countries. UPM is the only company having two cases in the catalogue. Both cases are classified under the Replace category, listing case examples of products where fossil-based materials have been replaced by bio-based materials,&quot; Hörður G. Kristinsson continues.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Versatile use of recyclable and renewable wood biomass, combined with innovation, efficiency and responsibility is in the core of UPM's Biofore strategy,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Sami Lundgren</b>, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility. &quot;Having two of our innovative products in this esteemed catalogue is a great recognition for us and for our strategy,&quot; Sami Lundgren continues. </p> <p class="hugin">In addition to the innovative and sustainable values, both products also have great growth potential. </p> <p class="hugin">Demand for sustainable waste and residue-based biofuels is growing fast. Wood-based UPM BioVerno reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% which corresponds to 250.000 tons less CO2 emissions annually or 80.000 cars removed from European roads. </p> <p class="hugin" style="clear&#58;both;"><img width="400" height="300" class="hugin" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2072250/113963.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">GrowDex® is suitable for various cell culture purposes, especially for 3D cell culturing. 3D cell cultures can be used to replace animal testing and enable the development of cell-based drugs, tests and discovery of models that can be used in the future to better treat serious diseases. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;<br class="hugin"> </b>Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+358 45 265 1345<a title="Call&#58; +358 45 265 1345" href="#" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;position&#58;static !important;"><img title="Call&#58; +358 45 265 1345" alt="" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;position&#58;static !important;" /></a></span><br class="hugin">Pia Nilsson, Senior Manager, Business Development, UPM Biochemicals, tel. +358 40&#160;558 7829<br class="hugin">or go to <a href="http&#58;//urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn&#58;nbn&#58;se&#58;norden&#58;org&#58;diva-4706">http&#58;//urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn&#58;nbn&#58;se&#58;norden&#58;org&#58;diva-4706</a></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. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+358 40 588 3284<a title="Call&#58; +358 40 588 3284" href="#" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;position&#58;static !important;"><img title="Call&#58; +358 40 588 3284" alt="" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;position&#58;static !important;" /></a></span> <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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><u class="hugin">Follow UPM on</u> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" 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><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin"><br class="hugin"> About The Nordic Bioeconomy Panel<br class="hugin"> </b>The Nordic Bioeconomy Panel is one of the main initiaves under The Nordic Council of Ministers that promotes bioeconomy. The Panel is a formal policy and strategy forum set up by the Ministers for Co-operation. The main task of the Panel is to draw up proposals for a joint Nordic Bioeconomy Strategy, describing the opportunities to promote sustainable Nordic bioeconomies and their operations. </p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Raflatac introduces new residue-free textile label adhesive2017-01-13T08:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 13 January 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac has launched the <strong class="hugin">RP38 TXL</strong> adhesive for clothing and textile labeling in retail environments. Available in the European market, the new adhesive ensures that labels stay in place without discoloring the fabric or leaving residue when removed.</p> <p class="hugin">RP38 TXL keeps labels securely in place for applications such as clothing and product labeling, and protects merchandise by ensuring that there are no markings or discolorations from the label. The adhesive offers stable performance in product label printing and dispensing, and doesn't bleed, even in warm conditions. </p> <p class="hugin">Though RP38 TXL keeps labels firmly attached, it also allows them to be easily removed without leaving behind any residue. This ensures usable end products and helps to safeguard the brand's image and protect retailers from claims. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;RP38 TXL has been developed to function well throughout the label's life cycle, from conversion and dispensing, through to retail usage and removal. This new adhesive offers clothing a safe labeling solution that protects textiles, while still keeping labels firmly adhered,&quot; says Jouni Iiskola, Segment Manager Retail and Logistics, UPM Raflatac.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Jouni Iiskola<b class="hugin">,</b> Segment Manager Retail and Logistics, UPM Raflatac EMEIA +358 2041 68193</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/retail" target="_blank">Read more about retail labeling solutions</a></p> <p class="hugin">High resolution image can be downloaded at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/fvjGVjTh6p8T" target="_blank">UPM Image bank</a> </p> <p class="hugin">The language versions are available from our internet page&#58;&#160;<a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/ge/news/details/upm-raflatac-introduces-new-residue-free-textile-label-adhesive-2017-2" target="_blank">Deutsch</a>, <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/fr/news/details/upm-raflatac-introduces-new-residue-free-textile-label-adhesive-2017-1" target="_blank">Français,</a> <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/sp/news/details/upm-raflatac-introduces-new-residue-free-textile-label-adhesive-2017-4" target="_blank">Español</a>, <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/it/news/details/upm-raflatac-introduces-new-residue-free-textile-label-adhesive-2017-3" target="_blank">Italiano</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is 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 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015. 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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">| </b><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">| </b><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">| </b><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> <b class="hugin">| </b><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> <b class="hugin">| </b><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
Madison Paper Industries sells related mill assets in the U.S.2016-12-30T14:00:00Z(UPM, Helsinki, 30 December 2016 at 16&#58;00 EET) - UPM-Kymmene Inc. and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, announced today the sale of Madison Paper Industries' mill site located in Madison, Maine to a joint venture of New Mill Capital Holdings of NY, Perry Videx of Hainesport, NJ and Infinity Asset Solutions of Toronto.</p> <p class="hugin">The sale is a continuation of the dissolution of the partnership that was announced in <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/UPM-closes-Madison-Paper-Industries-and-plans-to-sell-related-hydro-power-assets-001-Mon-14-Mar-2016-16-03.aspx" target="_blank">March 2016</a>. The hydro power assets located at the mill site are currently being marketed separate of today's transaction. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For more information, please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Ruud van den Berg, Senior Vice President, UPM Paper ENA, tel. +49 151 1215 8310<br class="hugin">Russ Drechsel, President and CEO, Madison Paper Industries, tel. +1-207-696-1228</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">About Madison Paper Industries </b><br class="hugin">Madison Paper Industries is a partnership of UPM and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of the New York Times Company. The assets include two hydro power plants and numerous properties.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Paper ENA</b><br class="hugin">UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) is the world's leading producer of graphic papers, offering an extensive product range for advertising and publishing as well as home and office uses. <br class="hugin">The high performing papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers' businesses, while actively fulfilling demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 9,000 people. To learn more about UPM Paper ENA visit&#58; <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com" target="_blank">www.upmpaper.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Paper ENA on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.twitter.com/UPM_Papers" target="_blank">Twitter</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" 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></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM biodiversity programme receives an honourable mention from FIBS2016-12-13T12:30:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 13 December 2016 at 14&#58;30 EET) - The UPM biodiversity programme received an honourable mention in the 2016 corporate biodiversity awards by Finland's leading corporate responsibility network FIBS. The six finalists presented their proposals to a judging panel and audience in a pitching event.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The UPM biodiversity programme has complex and extensive effects on biodiversity both in Finland and abroad. The programme contains numerous innovative experiments and solutions, and it is a frontrunner in the preservation and maintaining of biodiversity, as well as communicating about this at a national and international level,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Lauri Kivekäs</b>, chairman of the jury.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM created its strategic biodiversity programme 20&#160;years ago. The aim of the programme is to incorporate forest biodiversity and its key requirements into the modern forest industry. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The results of our work are encouraging. According to studies and monitoring programmes, we are focusing on the correct actions. Protecting valuable habitats and increasing the amount of deadwood and diversity of tree species are key,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Timo Lehesvirta</b>, Director, Forest Global. Lehesvirta is also one of the programme's founders.</p> <p class="hugin">Close collaboration with scientists and other stakeholders is an essential part of the programme, and has paved the way for a new operating culture in the industry. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Collaboration with different parties has brought in new perspectives and motivated our employees to change their ways of working and share new practices with our forest owner clients,&quot; Lehesvirta says.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We monitor the programme's results closely and use them to further develop our operations,&quot; he continues.</p> <p class="hugin">The UPM forest biodiversity programme is based on treating biodiversity as part of forest management, carrying out joint projects with stakeholders and preserving valuable forest land. </p> <p class="hugin">On 22 November, FIBS also gave UPM an award for its biodiversity reporting included in the company's 2015 Annual Report.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information, please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Timo Lehesvirta, Director, Forest Global, tel. +358&#160;400&#160;752&#160;212</p> <p class="hugin">Read more&#58; <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/biodiversity-visible-in-commercial-forests/" target="_blank">Biodiversity visible in commercial forests</a> <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/responsibility/forests/biodiversity/pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">UPM Biodiversity Programme</a> </p> <p class="hugin">See also video&#58; <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XtenFhHSvA" target="_blank">Forests enrich your life</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b> leads the way in reforming bio and forest industries. We are building a sustainable future in six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600&#160;people and its annual sales are approximately EUR&#160;10&#160;billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ&#160;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/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a><b class="hugin"> |</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">FIBS </b>is Finland's leading corporate responsibility network. It currently has nearly 300&#160;members, both companies and communities, from all industries. FIBS helps companies make better business&#58; it provides information on new innovative ways to develop business and offers unique networking opportunities with companies from different sectors as well as with other organisations. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.fibsry.fi/fi/english/home" target="_blank">http&#58;//www.fibsry.fi/fi/english/home</a> </p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
New UPM paper product catalogue 2017 and sample books available2016-12-12T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki,&#160;12 December 2016 at 12&#58;00 EET) - UPM has published a new version of the UPM paper product catalogue. The catalogue presents UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) product portfolio and relevant environmental information. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The printed product catalogue gives our customers the perfect overview. It is complemented by our comprehensive UPM Paper Catalogue online&quot;, says <b class="hugin">Antti Pokkinen</b>, Director, Product Portfolio, UPM Paper ENA. </p> <p class="hugin">Even more details on the papers are available on UPM Paper Catalogue online, providing up-to-date information about products' technical target values, prepress guidelines, and certificates or ecolabels available for a particular product. Find UPM Paper Catalogue online at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/papers" target="_blank">www.upmpaper.com/papers</a>. To access the catalogue with your mobile, please use the following address&#58; <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//m.upmpaper.com/" target="_blank">http&#58;//m.upmpaper.com/</a></p> <p class="hugin">The German and French version of the paper product catalogue will be published in the end of this year. </p> <p class="hugin">The new UPM paper printed sample books 2017-2018 are now available as well. Experience a variety of UPM paper grades in Rotogravure and Heatset web offset printing.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information or ordering please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Riikka Schenk, Communications Specialist, UPM Paper ENA Stakeholder Relations, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;paperinfo@upm.com" target="_blank">paperinfo@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Paper ENA<br class="hugin"> </b>UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) is the world's leading producer of graphic papers, offering an extensive product range for advertising and publishing as well as home and office uses. <br class="hugin">The high performing papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers' businesses, while actively fulfilling demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria.<br class="hugin">With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 9,000 people. To learn more about UPM Paper ENA visit&#58; <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com" target="_blank">www.upmpaper.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Paper ENA &#160;on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.twitter.com/UPM_Papers" target="_blank">Twitter</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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;//www.twitter.com/UPM_News" 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.fi/" 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's new shrink sleeve films receive recognition for recyclability from the Association of Plastic Recyclers2016-12-12T08:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 12 December 2016 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce that it has received the Critical Guidance recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for its two new shrink sleeve film label products. The recognition confirms that UPM Raflatac's undecorated <b class="hugin">RafShrink PO MDO 40 LS </b>and<b class="hugin"> RafShrink PO TDO 45 HS shrink sleeve films</b> are compatible with recycling and meet or exceed requirements stated in APR's&#160;Critical Guidance Document&#160;established for improving the quality of post-consumer plastics entering recycling.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="165" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2063458/112535.jpg" width="250" /></p> <p class="hugin">Shrink sleeve films are the fastest growing method for labeling because they open up unique possibilities for package design, shape and 360-degree decoration. By using UPM Raflatac's shrink sleeve films, brand owners now have new sustainable and recycling-compatible choices when it comes to branding and packaging their products. </p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//assets.upmraflatac.com/PDF/Solutions%20and%20Services/APR-Recognition-Letter-12-5-2016.pdf" target="_blank">In a letter to UPM Raflatac</a>, APR thanked the company for its cooperation in using this important protocol, which is intended to improve the quality of recycled bottles. Meeting the Critical Guidance Document&#160;guidelines is a truly significant step in demonstrating overall recyclability of UPM Raflatac's label and decoration products.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The APR recognition of our two new shrink sleeve films emphasizes our commitment to support the recyclability of plastic packaging, and sustainability in general,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Erkki Nyberg</b>, Director, Shrink Sleeve Films, UPM Raflatac. &quot;We continue to grow our product portfolio to meet the requirements of various shrink sleeve label application technologies used by global brand owners to showcase their products.&quot; </p> <p class="hugin">Earlier this year, UPM Raflatac received APR recognition for its pressure-sensitive labeling innovation for plastic packaging, and in 2014 APR recognized two of the company's shrink sleeve products.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information, please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Erkki Nyberg, Director, Shrink Sleeve Films, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358&#160;2041 5111 </p> <p class="hugin">High-res photos can be downloaded at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/G_PB8PbGkvks" target="_blank">http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/G_PB8PbGkvks</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is 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 labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. In addition, we are a leading innovator of sustainable shrink sleeve film labelling products. We employ around 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015. 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">The Association of Plastic Recyclers </b><br class="hugin">The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) is the national trade association representing companies who acquire, reprocess and sell the output of more than 90 percent of the post-consumer plastic processing capacity in North America. Its membership includes independent recycling companies of all sizes, processing numerous resins. APR strongly advocates the recycling of all post-consumer plastic packaging, and promotes development of the plastics recycling industry by providing leadership for long-term industry growth and vitality. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.plasticsrecycling.org" target="_blank">www.plasticsrecycling.org</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Holding of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in UPM has gone below the threshold of 5 per cent2016-12-07T11:30:00Z<p class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation&#160;&#160; Stock Exchange Release&#160;&#160; 7 December 2016 at 13&#58;30 EET </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Holding of JPMorgan Chase &amp; Co. in UPM has gone below the threshold of 5 per cent</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation has on 6 December 2016 received an announcement under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which the holding of JPMorgan Chase &amp; Co. in UPM shares and voting rights has gone below the threshold of 5 per cent on 5 December 2016.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM's registered total number of shares and voting rights amounting to 533,735,699 has been used in the calculation of percentages for the announcement.</p> <p class="hugin">Total positions of JPMorgan Chase &amp; Co.&#58;</p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="hugin" id="hugin_table_0" style="border-collapse&#58;collapse;"> <tbody class="hugin"> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights (total of A)</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights through financial instruments (total of B)</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Total of both in %</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">(A + B)</b> </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Position of previous notification (if applicable) </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 6.56% </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 0.06% </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 6.62% </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="hugin">Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached&#58;</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">A&#58; Shares and voting rights</b></p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="hugin" id="hugin_table_1" style="border-collapse&#58;collapse;"> <tbody class="hugin"> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Class/type of shares</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Number of shares and voting rights</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Number of shares and voting rights</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights</b> </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> ISIN code (if possible) </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Direct</b> (SMA 9&#58;5) </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Indirect</b> (SMA 9&#58;6 and 9&#58;7) </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Direct</b> (SMA 9&#58;5) </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Indirect</b> (SMA 9&#58;6 and 9&#58;7) </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> FI0009005987 </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">SUBTOTAL A</b> </td> <td class="hugin" colspan="2" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" colspan="2" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">B&#58; Financial Instruments according to SMA 9&#58;6a</b></p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="hugin" id="hugin_table_2" style="border-collapse&#58;collapse;"> <tbody class="hugin"> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Type of financial instrument</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Expiration date</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Exercise/Conversion period</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Physical or cash settlement</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Number of shares and voting rights</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights</b> </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">SUBTOTAL B</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="hugin">Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity&#58;</p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="hugin" id="hugin_table_3" style="border-collapse&#58;collapse;"> <tbody class="hugin"> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Name</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights through financial instruments</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Total of both</b> </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> J.P. Morgan International Bank Limited </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> J.P. Morgan Trust Company of Delaware </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> Below 5% threshold </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> JPMorgan Asset Management (Taiwan) Limited </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Limited </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> J.P. Morgan (Suisse) SA </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Below 5% threshold<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> &#160;<br class="hugin"> Below 5% threshold </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <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<a class="hugin" href="#">&#160; &#160;</a> <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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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"><u class="hugin">Follow UPM on </u><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.twitter.com/UPM_News" 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|#0974d7df-c945-40e3-9f11-5bc03bf87466;L0|#00974d7df-c945-40e3-9f11-5bc03bf87466|Stock exchange release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials2016-12-07T11:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 7 December 2016 at 13&#58;00 EET) - UPM has become member of RSB, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials. RSB is a global standard and certification scheme for sustainable production of biomaterials and biofuels. It is also an independent multi-stakeholder coalition, which works to support the sustainability of biomaterials. </p> <p class="hugin">RSB is considered one of the strongest sustainability schemes, verifying that biomaterials are ethical, sustainable, and credibly sourced. It is also one of the EU approved voluntary schemes for biofuels to show compliance with sustainability requirements set for the production of biofuels in the EU's Renewable Energy Directive. UPM sees great potential in RSB and is keen to be part of the future development of the scheme. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;RSB Membership is a step forward for UPM Biofuels to further engage sustainability. We are committed to strengthening our performance in sustainability and promoting standards that provide tools and methods to bring it into action,&quot; says <strong class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</strong>, Head of UPM Biofuels. </p> <p class="hugin">RSB membership is a natural next step for UPM's previous work with the certification scheme.&#160; Together with WWF Finland, UPM has conducted a feasibility study on RSB certification for UPM's biofuel production. It concluded that RSB is a feasible certification system for UPM BioVerno which is based on the use of our own industry's residue, crude tall oil.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biofuels is also a member of ISCC (International Sustainability &amp; Carbon Certification), another strong sustainability scheme for biomaterials and biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="191" id="Picture 3" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2062492/112483.jpg" width="340" /></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Innovative biofuels from Finland</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM's renewable diesel, known as UPM BioVerno, is an innovation that reduces fuel's life cycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% and tailpipe emissions significantly when compared with fossil fuels. This high quality biofuel is produced from a residue of the pulp industry, crude tall oil. UPM BioVerno is an ideal fuel for all diesel-powered vehicles. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM started production of wood-based renewable diesel in the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery in January 2015. The production capacity of the biorefinery is 120 million litres of renewable diesel annually. All products of the biorefinery are certified under the ISCC or Finnish national sustainability scheme. UPM BioVerno has also been granted a Finnish Key Flag Symbol which can be granted to products that are manufactured in Finland and have a domestic origin degree of over 50%.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45&#160;265 1345</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 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 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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. 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Norges Bank's holding in UPM has gone below the threshold of 5 per cent2016-12-05T16:15:00Z<p class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation&#160;&#160; Stock Exchange Release&#160;&#160; 5 December 2016 at 18&#58;15 EET </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Norges Bank's holding in UPM has gone below the threshold of 5 per cent</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation has on 5 December 2016 received an announcement under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which Norges Bank's (The Central Bank of Norway) holding of UPM shares and voting rights has gone below the threshold of 5 per cent on 2 December 2016.</p> <p class="hugin">According to the announcement, Norges Bank's holding in UPM has decreased to 26,487,024 shares, corresponding to 4.96 per cent of UPM shares and voting rights. The total number of UPM shares and voting rights owned directly by Norges Bank was 4.96 per cent on 2 December 2016. UPM's registered total number of shares and voting rights amounting to 533,735,699 has been used in the calculation of percentages for the announcement.</p> <p class="hugin">Total positions of Norges Bank&#58;</p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="hugin" id="hugin_table_0" style="border-collapse&#58;collapse;"> <tbody class="hugin"> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights (total of A)</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights through financial instruments (total of B)</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Total of both in %</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">(A + B)</b> </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 4.96% </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 0% </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 4.96% </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> Position of previous notification (if applicable) </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 5.31% </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 2.23% </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 7.54% </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="hugin">Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached&#58;</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">A&#58; Shares and voting rights</b></p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="hugin" id="hugin_table_1" style="border-collapse&#58;collapse;"> <tbody class="hugin"> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Class/type of shares</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Number of shares and voting rights</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Number of shares and voting rights</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights</b> </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> ISIN code (if possible) </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Direct</b> (SMA 9&#58;5) </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Indirect</b> (SMA 9&#58;6 and 9&#58;7) </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Direct</b> (SMA 9&#58;5) </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Indirect</b> (SMA 9&#58;6 and 9&#58;7) </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> FI0009005987 </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 26,487,024 </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 4.96% </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">SUBTOTAL A</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 26,487,024 </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> 4.96% </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">B&#58; Financial Instruments according to SMA 9&#58;6a</b></p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="hugin" id="hugin_table_2" style="border-collapse&#58;collapse;"> <tbody class="hugin"> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Type of financial instrument</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Expiration date</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Exercise/Conversion period</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Physical or cash settlement</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">Number of shares and voting rights</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;solid solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">% of shares and voting rights</b> </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> N/A </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> N/A </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> N/A </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> N/A </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> N/A </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> </tr> <tr class="hugin"> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid solid;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> &#160; </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> <b class="hugin">SUBTOTAL B</b> </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> N/A </td> <td class="hugin" style="border-style&#58;none solid solid none;border-width&#58;1px;" valign="top"> N/A </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="hugin">Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer.</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<a class="hugin" href="#">&#160; &#160;</a> <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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. 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UPM receives recognition for its efforts of deforestation-free supply chains2016-12-05T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 5 December 2016 at 09&#58;00 EET) - UPM is one of the eight companies that have been recognised by the CDP Forest Program with a global leadership position in the 2016 Forest A List for timber and timber based products. The A List features companies that are on a path to sustainably source or produce timber commodities.</p> <p class="hugin"><img width="340" height="170" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2061692/112269.jpg" id="Picture 1" class="hugin" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM is committed to forest management and forest harvesting practices based on the internationally accepted principles of sustainable forest management&quot;, says <b class="hugin">Sami Lundgren</b>, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Our objective is to create long-term profitable business in an ethical and responsible manner, taking into account economic, human and social, as well as environmental matters. We consider forest certification to be an excellent tool for promoting sustainable forestry. Today 84% of the wood we use is certified and our target is to grow the percentage up to 100% by the year 2030,&quot; says Lundgren.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The business case for breaking the link between deforestation and the production of forest-risk commodities has never been stronger. We congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position in CDP's Forest A List for timber. These companies are responding to market demand for environmental accountability and at the same time are making progress towards achieving deforestation-free supply chains. This will not only protect forests, but will help influence market behaviour towards a more sustainable economy,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Katie McCoy</b>, head of forests at CDP.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM has always taken care of the vitality and regeneration of forests. Furthermore, the company has had for over two decades its own biodiversity programme, which is fully integrated into company's forest management practices. Specific species projects and case studies in the programme develop forestry methods to meet the needs of single species and creates a new working culture in collaboration with stakeholders. UPM also promotes voluntary-based nature conservation, and protected areas are part of the biodiversity programme solutions. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are pleased that also our efforts on enhancing biodiversity have just recently received recognition. FIBS, the leading non-profit corporate responsibility network in Finland, awarded us for biodiversity reporting in the company's annual report 2015 and on the related webpages,&quot; concludes Sami Lundgren. Read more <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/biodiversity-visible-in-commercial-forests/" class="hugin">on upmbiofore.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin">The CDP's report examines what steps companies are taking to protect their supply chains and bottom-lines against deforestation-related risks. It has been produced at the request of 365 investors with US$22 trillion in assets by CDP, who request data from large corporations on their efforts to mitigate deforestation risks. </p> <p class="hugin">Link to report&#58; <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.cdp.net/en/reports/downloads/1328" class="hugin">Revenue at risk&#58; Why addressing deforestation is critical to business success</a>.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sami Lundgren, Vice President, UPM, Environment &amp; Responsibility, tel. +358&#160;40&#160;580&#160;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 target="_blank" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" class="hugin">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" class="hugin">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><u class="hugin">Follow UPM on</u> <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" class="hugin">Twitter</a> | <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" class="hugin">LinkedIn</a> | <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" class="hugin">Facebook</a> | <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" class="hugin">YouTube</a> | <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" class="hugin">Instagram</a> | <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" class="hugin">upmbiofore.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">CDP</b>, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the global system for companies, cities, states and regions to measure, disclose, manage and share vital information on their environmental performance. CDP, voted number one climate <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.cdp.net/en/investor/sector-research" class="hugin">research</a> provider by investors, works with 827 institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion and 89 purchasing organizations with a combined annual spend of over US$2.7 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDPis a founding member of the We Mean Business coalition. Please visit www.cdp.net/ or follow us @CDP to find out more. </p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Great results from testing UPM's wood-based diesel in buses 2016-11-29T09:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 29 November 2016, 11.00 EET) - UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic. The tests clearly demonstrated that UPM's renewable diesel, UPM BioVerno, works just like the best diesel fuels. </p> <p class="hugin">The laboratory tests of renewable UPM BioVerno diesel were conducted in the VTT Technical Research Centre (VTT) and field tests in Helsinki region bus traffic together with Helsinki Region Transport (HSL). The year-long bus field tests' measurements were done by VTT, and the tests were also supported by Transdev Finland Oy, Volvo and St1.&#160; </p> <p class="hugin">The first laboratory tests were done with Euro III Class buses, which are still widely used on Finnish roads even today. UPM BioVerno diesel produced clearly lower emissions than fossil diesel. Compared to other advanced fuels, the emissions of UPM BioVerno diesel were at least as low as theirs. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The use of UPM BioVerno diesel in the current bus fleet instead of fossil diesel would lower emissions from public transport significantly. This is good news as this Finnish wood-based fuel could immediately - and positively - affect the air quality in the Helsinki region,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President of UPM Biofuels. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM BioVerno diesel worked well in year-long bus field tests</b></p> <p class="hugin">The field tests with buses were conducted by Transdev Finland on a regular bus route between the city of Kerava and Helsinki using four identical Volvo Euro VI Class buses that have low emissions and efficient engines. The test runs were done using 20%, 50% and 100% UPM BioVerno diesel and St1 was the fuel logistics provider in the tests. </p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="191" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2059994/112111.jpg" width="340" /></p> <p class="hugin">According to test results, UPM BioVerno diesel is working very well in all blending ratios - just like the best diesel fuels - and fuel consumption was exactly the same. Together the four buses travelled some 400,000 km without any fuel-related incidents.</p> <p class="hugin">The Euro VI Class buses are equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts which are capable of reducing emissions to a negligible level, so the tests did not show any significant differences in emissions between various fuels. In Euro VI Class engines the fuel affects the emissions mainly indirectly&#58; high quality fuel, such as UPM BioVerno, guarantees that the exhaust cleaning systems operate effectively even after driving significant mileage<b class="hugin">.</b></p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are happy with the test results - they show that UPM BioVerno could fully replace fossil diesel in current bus traffic. Biofuels have a significant role in our company's targets, as we are aiming for carbon-free public transportation in the Helsinki region,&quot; says <strong class="hugin">Reijo Mäkinen</strong>, head of the Traffic Services department in HSL.</p> <p class="hugin">The bus field tests were part of a larger BioPilot project coordinated by VTT. The goal of the project was to encourage companies to commercialise renewable energy solutions in traffic. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Advanced biofuels are a tested, well-functioning solution and a great opportunity for Finland. They could be our fast track to low emission traffic as they could be taken into use immediately and clearly cut down the emissions,&quot; says Research Professor <strong class="hugin">Nils-Olof Nylund</strong> from VTT. </p> <p class="hugin">HSL and VTT have started the BioSata project, which is a natural continuum for the BioPilot project which has now ended. The new project is proceeding to application phase and its target is to raise the level of biofuels used in HSL bus traffic up to 70-90% before the end of this decade.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Innovative renewable diesel from Finland</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM's renewable diesel, known as UPM BioVerno, is an innovation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% and tailpipe emissions significantly when compared with fossil fuels. This high quality biofuel is produced from a residue of the pulp industry, crude tall oil. UPM BioVerno is an ideal fuel for all diesel-powered vehicles. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM started the production of wood based renewable diesel in the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery in January 2015. The production capacity of the biorefinery is 120 million litres of renewable diesel annually. UPM BioVerno has been granted a Finnish Key Flag Symbol which can be granted to products that are manufactured in Finland and have a domestic origin degree of over 50%.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Further information&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45&#160;265 1345<br class="hugin">Nils-Olof Nylund, Research Professor, Energy use in Traffic, VTT, tel. +358&#160;400&#160;703&#160;715</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">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 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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" 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></p> <p class="hugin"><strong class="hugin">VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland&#160;Ltd</strong> is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. We use our research and knowledge to provide expert services for our domestic and international customers and partners, and for both private and public sectors.&#160;We use 4,000,000 hours of brainpower a year to develop new technological solutions.<a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.vttresearch.en" target="_blank">www.vttresearch.en</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">HSL (Helsinki Region Transport)</b> is a joint local authority that plans and organises public transport in the region and works to improve its operating conditions. HSL procures bus, tram, metro, ferry and commuter train services. In addition, HSL is responsible for the preparation of the Helsinki Region Transport System Plan, approves the public transport fare and ticketing system and ticket prices, organises ticket sales, and is responsible for ticket inspections as well as public transport marketing and passenger information. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.hsl.fi" target="_blank">www.hsl.fi</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
FindMyPaperRoll mobile application won UPM's IoT track in Junction2016-11-28T08:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 28 November 2016 at 10&#58;00 EET) - Junction, Europe's leading hackathon, was held last weekend in Wanha Satama, Helsinki. During 48 hours, teams of hackers and designers competed in creating the best hack in 11 different tracks ranging from virtual reality and IoT to healthcare and fintech. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM was one of the hosts of Junction in the IoT track and challenged participants to create digital solutions using supply chain data. The winner of UPM's track was a team consisting of Industrial engineering and management students from the Aalto University with their mobile application FindMyPaperRoll. The winning idea created by <b class="hugin">Antti Luiro</b>, <b class="hugin">Tony Hämmäinen </b>and<b class="hugin"> Veikko Kovanen</b> was about tracking the paper deliveries. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The solution responded well to our challenge and can bring us clear business benefits. It is also easy to implement and can be piloted in a short time frame,&quot; states <b class="hugin">Linda von Schantz</b>, Director, Business support in UPM Paper ENA.</p> <p class="hugin">Junction is a converging point for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs from across the world. The event received over 3,000 applications and 1,300 participated the event. The IoT track was the most popular of all the tracks with 650 applications. 200 applicants were chosen to participate in the IoT track and about half of them took part in the UPM challenge. The Junction event had altogether 1,500 visitors during the weekend. The winning hack of the entire event was Suju.Online from the Future Mobility track. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM's partners in the Junction IoT-track were Tieto and IBM. Read our Junction blog <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/supply-chain-did-go-mobile-tracking-application-the-winning-solution-in-junction/" target="_blank">here</a>. More about UPM's challenge at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/upmhack" target="_blank">www.upm.com/upmhack</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Linda von Schanz, Director, Business Support, Business Processes and Solutions, UPM Paper ENA, tel. +358 44 5994989</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations&#58; </b><br class="hugin">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 Paper ENA</b> (Europe and North America) is the world's leading producer of graphic papers, offering an extensive product range for advertising and publishing as well as home and office uses. The high performing papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers' businesses, while actively fulfilling demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 9,000 people. More about UPM Paper ENA and its products at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/" target="_blank">www.upmpaper.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><u class="hugin">Follow UPM on</u> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" 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></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Raflatac's new conformable film combines the best features of PP and PE in a single material2016-11-25T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 25 November 2016 at 09&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac is launching Raflex PRO, an advanced new flexible film offering high transparency for contoured and shaped containers. This versatile material joins the Raflex family of conformable films alongside Raflex MDO, a high-performance and eco-designed solution for squeezable containers that have previously been reliant on polyethylene (PE) labeling materials.</p> <p class="hugin">Traditionally there have been two film labeling options&#58; PE offering flexibility for squeezable bottles, and polypropylene (PP) providing transparency and gloss for rigid containers. While both films provide significant advantages over paper label faces, their very different properties often mean a compromise is needed. Raflex films have been developed to offer the benefits of both films in a single material, providing both flexibility and transparency for a variety of containers.</p> <p class="hugin">For applications where PP would be too rigid, Raflex PRO gives a high-quality, no-label look, combining an ultra-clear finish with good conformability on contoured and semi-squeezable containers. It is ideal for home and personal care, food, and beverage applications, offering chemical resistance and stability even in challenging conditions. Raflex PRO is just as thin and light as PP and supports good print results even without a topcoat.</p> <p class="hugin">Find out more about the <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/film-label-stocks" target="_blank">Raflex family of conformable films</a>.&#160; </p> <p class="hugin">High-resolution photos of can be downloaded at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/d5NSsMgjzbqH" target="_blank">UPM image gallery</a>. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b> <br class="hugin">Päivi Knihti, Segment Manager - Films, UPM Raflatac, EMEIA tel. +358 2041 68&#160;395</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is 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 labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015. 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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><u class="hugin">Follow UPM on</u> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" 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></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels wins Pulp and Paper Industry's Bio Strategy Award 20162016-11-22T12:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 22 November at 14&#58;00 EET) - UPM has received the PPI Bio Strategy Award 2016 for its biofuels business in Brussels, Belgium.The PPI Awards are the only global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.</p> <p class="hugin">The judges were looking for a company that has grabbed the opportunity in using wood, biomass or waste for the creation of bioenergy, biofuels and other non-core products signifying an entrance into the bioeconomy, and has demonstrated that the strategy impacts financial performance. A great example case of this is of course UPM's advanced biofuels production in the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are very pleased and honoured to receive this recognition. We are convinced that the biofuels business makes sense in so many ways, as it uses residues for raw material, makes us less dependent on fossil oil, and is a fast track for reducing greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions from transportation,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Head of UPM Biofuels. &quot;Last but not least we have been able to demonstrate that this is not only sustainable but also good business.&quot; </p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="266" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2058536/111989.jpg" width="400" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">PPI Awards ceremony in Brussels - Sari Mannonen, Head of UPM Biofuels (fourth from left), accepted UPM's awards. </i></p> <p class="hugin">Excellence in the global pulp and paper industry was celebrated for the 8<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">th</sup> year in a row at the PPI Awards on 21 November, held in conjunction with the CEPI European Paper Week in Brussels. Winners were selected by a high level jury which includes CEOs and professionals from pulp and paper industry, sustainability consultancy, specialised media and industry associations </p> <p class="hugin">In addition to the Bio Strategy Award category, UPM also won the Financial Strategy award at the PPI 2016 Awards.</p> <p class="hugin">Read more about the PPI 2016 Awards&#58;&#160; <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//events.risiinfo.com/ppi-awards" target="_blank">http&#58;//events.risiinfo.com/ppi-awards</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM BioVerno - innovative advanced biofuel</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland is the first commercial scale biorefinery in the world producing wood-based, renewable diesel. The facility, worth 179 million EUR, with an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes of UPM BioVerno diesel has been built without any public investment grants. The construction of the biorefinery started in summer 2012 and the commercial production in January 2015.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM BioVerno is produced out of crude tall oil, a wood-based residue of pulp production. A big portion of the raw material comes from UPM's own pulp mills in Finland.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM BioVerno wood-based diesel combats the climate change by significantly reducing greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions in traffic, and works with all diesel engines just as well as the premium diesels. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45&#160;265 1345</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">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 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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels joins global companies in below50 coalition to scale up sustainable fuels for low-carbon world 2016-11-15T12:30:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 15 November 2016 at 14&#58;30 EET) - UPM Biofuels has joined the below50 coalition to promote the most sustainable fuels that can achieve significant carbon reductions - and scale up their development and use. </p> <p class="hugin">Any company which produces, uses or invests in fuels that are at least 50% less carbon intensive than conventional fossil fuels can join below50. Companies must publicly commit to the campaign, show evidence that supports their claim, and disclose their progress towards achieving this goal. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Below50 sends out an important message on the need to scale up the global market for sustainable biofuels. Advanced biofuels provide a fast track to decarbonising transport. UPM has been producing its wood-based renewable drop-in diesel for almost two years now. Market reaction to our innovative UPM BioVerno - which provides up to 80% GHG reduction - has been very positive. We believe consumers will increasingly appreciate the environmental and social benefits of truly advanced biofuels,&quot; says <strong class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</strong>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin">Below50 is one of the newest initiatives in sustainable fuels, and it brings together forward-thinking businesses with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL). The initiative was launched in June 2016. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Our industry needs global collaboration platforms and the message conveyed by below50 fits UPM Biofuel's strategy very well,&quot; concludes Sari Mannonen.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45&#160;265 1345</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">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 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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">B</b><b class="hugin">elow50</b> is a ground-breaking initiative that brings forward-thinking businesses together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) to promote the best-of-breed of sustainable fuels that can achieve significant carbon reductions, and scale up their development and use. A key outcome of the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi), below50 is a game-changing collaboration designed to grow a global corporate market for the best-of-breed sustainable low-carbon transport fuels (LCTFs). Any company who produces, uses and/or invests in fuels that are at least 50% less carbon intensive than conventional fossil fuels can join below50. Companies must publicly commit to the campaign, show evidence that supports their claim, and disclose their progress towards achieving this goal. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.below50.org" target="_blank">www.below50.org</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Otepää plywood mill rises to world class - mill expansion and the new bio boiler plant inaugurated 2016-11-11T11:30:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Plywood, Lahti, Finland, 11 November 2016 at 13&#58;30 EET) - The expansion of UPM Otepää plywood mill, started in the spring of 2015 along with the building of the new bio boiler plant, has been completed and will be inaugurated today. The expansion increases the mill's production capacity to 90,000 cubic meters per year. The new bio boiler plant, in turn, enhances the mill's material efficiency and reduces fossil carbon dioxide emissions by 85%. The investments total to approximately EUR 40 million.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The investments now completed, take Otepää mill to the world-class of plywood mills. Consequent to the increased production capacity, the mill will be able to better respond to the growing demand for high-quality plywood products in our key customer industries in construction, transport equipment industry and LNG shipbuilding, &quot;says <b class="hugin">Mika Sillanpää</b>, Executive Vice President of UPM Plywood.</p> <p class="hugin">During the expansion, the mill was installed with the latest technology veneer peeling line and drying line, added veneer jointing and composing capacity and the new gluing and pressing lines. In addition, log sorting and soaking capacity was increased to meet growing production volumes. The new 18 MW bio boiler plant produces all of the mill's thermal energy using the production by-products as fuel. Therefore, all of Otepää mill's wood raw material is used either in plywood production, as raw material to other products or in energy production.</p> <p class="hugin">Founded in 2000, Otepää mill is the largest plywood mill in Estonia. It manufactures uncoated and coated birch plywood mainly for construction, vehicle floors and LNG carriers. 95% of the plant's production is exported, mainly to Central Europe. Along with the completion of the expansion, Otepää plywood mill's personnel has grown by about forty to 240 people. The mill is one of the biggest industrial employers in the Valgamaa County in Estonia.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Mika Kekki, Vice President, Production, UPM Plywood, tel. +358 40 545 5803, mika.kekki [at] upm.com&#160; <br class="hugin">Ando Jukk, Mill Director, UPM Otepää, tel. +372 51 434 70, ando.jukk [at] upm.com</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Plywood</b><br class="hugin">UPM Plywood manufactures high-quality WISA® plywood and veneer products mainly for construction and transport industries and the new thermo-formable UPM Grada® wood material for the form pressing industry. The sales of UPM Plywood in 2015 were EUR 439 million and it has about 2,400 employees. UPM Plywood has six plywood mills and a veneer mill in Finland, and plywood mills in Russia and Estonia. - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.wisaplywood.com" target="_blank">www.wisaplywood.com</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmgrada.com" target="_blank">www.upmgrada.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Plywood on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.twitter.com/wisaplywood" target="_blank">Twitter</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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;//www.twitter.com/UPM_News" 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.fi/" 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 and Yara to co-develop recycled fertilisers2016-11-10T08:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 10 November 2016 at 10&#58;00 EET) - Raki2, a nutrient recycling programme from the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, has granted funding for a joint project established by UPM together with the fertiliser and crop nutrition expert Yara Suomi Oy to develop nutrient recycling. Funding has been granted for the years 2017-2018.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="256" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2055933/111635.jpg" width="453" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">The efficiency of recycled fertilisers and the need for their supplementation by mineral fertilisers are studied in the field trials at Kotkaniemi Research Station.</i></p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The project by UPM and Yara Suomi is a concrete initiative to develop and test fertilisers with clear-cut targets&quot;, says Senior Officer <b class="hugin">Anni Karhunen</b> from the Ministry of the Environment. <br class="hugin">&quot;I am particularly happy that, for the first time, someone is really looking into the possibilities of reusing nutrients in the side streams of the forest industry. The projects that were chosen for the Raki funding once again include many different companies, so I am confident it will also lead to new business development&quot;, she continues. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The joint project by UPM and Yara concentrates on the possibilities for the agricultural reuse of nutrients retrieved from the sludge originating from the pulp and paper mill's effluent treatment plants and the ash from the incineration process&quot;, says <b class="hugin">Esa Laurinsilta</b>, Director of Strategic Partnerships at UPM.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Together with UPM's R&amp;D team, we are developing a nutrient solution that contains the correct ratio of recycled and mineral nutrients&quot;, says <b class="hugin">Timo Räsänen</b>, Commercial Director at Yara Suomi. The research and development is carried out in UPM's Research Centre in Lappeenranta and Yara's Kotkaniemi Research Station in Vihti. &quot;Recycled fertilisers do not automatically contain the correct amount of nutrients, so they need to be supplemented by mineral fertilisers that the plants can utilise without difficulties. This ensures that all nutrients move to the plants during the growing season and do not remain in the fields to then be washed up to waterways&quot;, Timo Räsänen continues. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The two companies have a shared goal to develop an efficient, industrial-scale nutrient solution including recycled fertiliser that can be used to help produce clean domestic food profitably and with minimum environmental emissions. The joint project is a great example of circular economy, resource efficiency and industrial collaboration&quot;, conclude <b class="hugin">Laurinsilta</b> and<b class="hugin"> Räsänen</b>. </p> <p class="hugin">One of the targets of the Finnish Government Programme is to increase the profitability of food production without compromising environmental protection and to make Finland a model of nutrient recycling. The second phase of the Raki programme was launched as part of Prime Minister Sipilä's Government's key project <i class="hugin">Breakthrough of a circular economy, getting waters into good condition</i>, which aims to also utilise&#160; circular economy to promote the good ecological state of the Baltic Sea and to improve nutrient recycling.</p> <p class="hugin">Finding new methods for reusing sludge is part of the side-streams research programme at UPM's R&amp;D. The results are also used in UPM's &quot;Zero Solid Waste&quot; initiative. Read more <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/enhancing-the-utilisation-degree-of-sludge-by-improving-fuel-value-and-mapping-out-new-applications/" target="_blank">at upmbiofore.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information, please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Esa Laurinsilta, Manager, UPM, Strategic Partnerships, tel. +358 (0)40&#160;821 0350<br class="hugin">Timo Räsänen, Commercial Director, Yara Suomi Oy, tel. +358 (0)50&#160;337 4514</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" 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></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">About Yara</b><br class="hugin">Yara's knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers' and industrial customers' businesses profitably and responsibly, while protecting the earth's resources, food and environment.</p> <p class="hugin">Our fertilizers, crop nutrition programs and technologies increase yields, improve product quality and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Our industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. <br class="hugin">Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, today, Yara has a worldwide presence, with more than 12,000 employees and sales to more than 150 countries. In Finland Yara has three production sites and 900 employees. We foster a culture that promotes the safety of our employees, contractors and societies. </p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Raflatac boosts brand performance at Labelexpo India2016-11-08T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">&#160; &#160;&#160;<br class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 8 November 2016 at 9&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac's self-adhesive label experts welcome visitors to Labelexpo India on 17-20 November. Under the theme '<i class="hugin">Boost Your Brand Performance</i>', UPM Raflatac will be highlighting world-class quality, performance and sustainability - backed by industry-leading customer service. </p> <p class="hugin">Product focuses for UPM Raflatac at Labelexpo India include the<b class="hugin"> ultra-thin and clear VANISH<sup class="hugin" style="font-size&#58;0.8em;vertical-align&#58;text-top;">TM</sup> film</b>, which enables intricate food and beverage label designs while providing an excellent view of the product. VANISH also uses less raw material than other clear-film solutions, making it a more sustainable choice. A new white label film,<b class="hugin"> PP White FTC 60</b>, supports quality print results with resistance to water, oil and chemicals; this multipurpose film also features a food-safe topcoat. </p> <p class="hugin">The sustainably sourced <b class="hugin">Raflacoat Fit PEFC</b> face paper has a new topcoat. The topcoat is also less absorbent than its predecessor, so label converters are likely to see less ink consumption with UV-flexo while achieving more vivid colours. Raflacoat Fit PEFC provides a solid foundation for creating the complex designs required by today's end-users and brand owners.</p> <p class="hugin">At Labelexpo, visitors to the UPM Raflatac stand are invited to see how the <b class="hugin">Label Life tool can help them make more sustainable choices</b>. Label Life provides an easy to use, tailored service which informs label converters and brand owners about the lifecycle impacts of different label stock products. Also on show will be the <b class="hugin">Pro Label Studio tool for designers</b>, which renders textured previews of label materials with graphic designs on various container types. </p> <p class="hugin">For the first time at Labelexpo India, UPM Raflatac is hosting a fashion show where models are walking on the catwalk wearing fashion pieces constructed out of UPM Raflatac label materials. To catch the show, stop by stand C12 in Hall 1 on 19 November at 3&#58;00 - 3&#58;30 pm.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM Raflatac India is also celebrating 10 years of success in India with a new sales office in Mumbai. Backed up by global network and resources, our locally based distribution operations and sales offer first-class technical expertise and services, and ensure the company's success also in the future,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Praveen Gupta</b>, UPM Raflatac Country Manager for South Asia. &quot;We look forward to sharing our latest developments in end-uses from pharmaceuticals to personal care labelling, and extending our renowned customer service to visitors at Labelexpo India.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Visit UPM Raflatac at stand C12 in Hall 1!</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information, please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Praveen Gupta, Country Manager, South Asia, UPM Raflatac<br>Media contacts coordinated by Nisha Joshi, Marketing Communications, UPM Raflatac, tel. +91 97698 11130<br class="hugin">&#160;&#160;<br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is 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 labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015. 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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" 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></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Re-labeling of price tags and product labels made easy with UPM Raflatac's new label face paper2016-11-07T13:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 7 November 2016 at 15&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac has expanded its Raflacoat Fit PEFC range for the European market with <b class="hugin">Raflacoat Fit Opaque Black PEFC</b>. This thin, multi-purpose face paper offers an optimum solution for <b class="hugin">re-labeling price tags</b> and <b class="hugin">product labels</b>.</p> <p class="hugin">Raflacoat Fit Opaque Black PEFC is a self-adhesive label with a <b class="hugin">black opaque layer </b>for easy and <b class="hugin">complete cover-up</b> of <b class="hugin">old</b> <b class="hugin">labels</b>. Being able to re-label and reuse packages reduces the need for time-consuming repackaging, and also contributes to reduced costs and waste.</p> <p class="hugin">The label material is suitable for fast and efficient <strong class="hugin">HP Indigo printing</strong> as well as conventional printing methods. Raflacoat Fit Opaque Black PEFC meets a variety of label converter needs with its thin face paper and optimum printability. </p> <p class="hugin">The PEFC mark certifies that the wood raw material used to produce the product comes from sustainably managed forests.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Companies require more adaptable solutions to keep costs down, while still ensuring that all business needs are met,&quot; explains <b class="hugin">Jouni Iiskola</b>, Segment Manager for Food, Retail &amp; Logistics, Specials, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac. &quot;Our Raflacoat Fit PEFC range shows that competitive labeling solutions do not have to mean compromises on functionality or performance. Raflacoat Fit Opaque Black PEFC will allow retailers to get the most out of their stock and packaging, while also helping them meet their sustainability requirements.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information, please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Jouni Iiskola, Segment Manager for Food, Retail &amp; Logistics, and Specials, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 (0)40 739 8688</p> <p class="hugin">High-resolution photos of can be downloaded at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/mpB7B8DgxV6W" target="_blank">UPM image gallery</a>. </p> <p class="hugin">The language versions are available from our <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/" target="_blank">internet page</a>.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is 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 labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015. 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">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><u class="hugin">Follow UPM on</u> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" 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></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Raflatac launches inspirational Wine & Design forum for the wine industry2016-11-04T08:31:00Z<p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">&#160; &#160;</b><br class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 4 November 2016 at 10&#58;30 EET) - UPM Raflatac is proud to announce the inaugural launch of the 'Wine &amp; Design' convention, which&#160;brings together wine industry experts in partnership with Verallia, a leading supplier of bottles to the wine industry, and Kurz Luxoro, global producer of foils and clichés.</p> <p class="hugin">Guests at Wine &amp; Design will journey through the world of wine labelling from multiple perspectives including printing techniques, packaging design, technological development and sustainability. The event is a unique opportunity to discuss the latest wine industry trends, share learnings and gain inspiration from high-level speakers. </p> <p class="hugin">Along with presentations from UPM Raflatac and event sponsors Verallia and Luxoro, guests will sharpen their insights into the latest prospects in label printing technology with <b class="hugin">Andrea Citernesi</b>, Business Driver from Gallus. <b class="hugin">Paolo Tamborrini</b> from the Polytechnic University of Turin will explain the potential of sustainability through packaging design. <b class="hugin">Deborah Dawton</b>, Chief Executive of the Design Business Association, will explore the role of design as an added value driver, and <b class="hugin">Marco Loschiavo Pellicano</b> from creative agency Casa Rex will show how the personality of the brand is an essential key to success. </p> <p class="hugin">The journey concludes with content marketing specialist <b class="hugin">Lisa De Leonardis</b> exploring the benefits of digital marketing, while <b class="hugin">Marco Magnocavallo</b>, founder of the high-quality online wine retailer Tannico, will survey the potential of the ecommerce platform.</p> <p class="hugin">Wine &amp; Design will be followed by the annual RafCycle® gala dinner, which is dedicated to wineries partnering in UPM Raflatac's RafCycle program. RafCycle provides sustainable recycling solutions for label stock by-products throughout the labelling value chain, and reflects UPM&#160;Raflatac's commitment to building a sustainable future.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We're delighted to have brought together so many key influencers in the wine value chain with this unique opportunity to share and exchange ideas,&quot; sums up Wine &amp; Spirits Business Development Manager for UPM Raflatac <b class="hugin">Stefano Pistoni</b>. &quot;With a greater understanding of the role we each play, we're better positioned to serve our clients and deliver even better solutions.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin">The event is by invitation only, and takes place at Castello di San Salvatore, Susegana (TV) Italy, on November 4, 2016.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information, please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Stefano Pistoni, Business Development Manager, Wine &amp; Spirits, UPM Raflatac EMEIA, tel. +39 039 95 22 11</p> <p class="hugin">High-resolution photo can be downloaded at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/LHZWg9DckfJR" target="_blank">http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/LHZWg9DckfJR</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is 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 labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015. 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></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people 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/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" 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></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx

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