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UPM Raflatac introduces new labeling solutions for medical device and healthcare applications in CPhI2017-10-17T08:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 17 October 2017 at 11&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac will be present at the CPhl Innopack exhibition on 24-26 October 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss market developments and the latest solutions with UPM Raflatac's pharmaceutical labeling experts in Hall 4.2, Stand 42J50. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM Raflatac will launch a brand new product range for medical device and healthcare industry. New RPMD is a multi-faceted adhesive that is ideal for labeling medical devices. Selection of different face materials with new RPMD adhesive are specially designed for different medical device sub-segments such as sterilization wraps and bags, infusion bags and bottles, drug-device combinations like pens, auto-injectors and inhalers and blood donation labeling. RPMD adhesive combines excellent adhesion with a tight mandrel hold on glass and plastic and is sterilization resistant and migration safe.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;In April 2017 the EU Commission formally adopted two new regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. One of the main regulatory updates is the implementation of a Unique Device Identification system (UDI) that provides a globally harmonized and consistent approach for the marking and identification of medical devices&quot;, comments <b class="hugin">Markku Pietarinen</b>, Manager, Business Segments &amp; Pharma, Specials EMEIA. &quot;A UDI is a code printed on a label affixed to a device or its packaging, or even directly on the device itself, in both plain text and machine-readable format. All medical devices available in the EU must comply with the new regulations by April 2020, with the deadline for in vitro diagnostic devices falling two years later, in 2022.&quot;&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">Among UPM Raflatac's most recent innovations is also a range of pharmaceutical labeling materials which support compliance with the Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/EU) regarding packaging for prescription drugs and high-risk, over-the-counter medicines.&#160;An estimated 30 billion such packs issued annually are affected in the EU. The deadline for compliance is February 2019 in the majority of EU member states.</p> <p class="hugin">The RP62 EU adhesive supplied with these tamper-verification products creates cardboard tear on typically used cardboard cartons carrying a water-based varnish. Our paper-based and filmic label faces all pair with RP62 EU adhesive are supporting legislative requirements for individually authenticated, tamper-evident packs, protecting the supply chain from counterfeits.</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/pharmaceutical-and-health-care" target="_blank">Read more about our pharmaceutical &amp; healthcare labeling solutions!</a></p> <p class="hugin">Photos can be downloaded at the <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/qfvzt6mbGwZd" target="_blank">UPM Photo Library »</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Markku Pietarinen, Manager, Business Segments &amp; Pharma, Specials EMEIA, tel. + 358405434658</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 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. 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 19,300 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> <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
Invitation to UPM's press conference and webcast on Interim Results for the third quarter of 20172017-10-17T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 17 October 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM will publish its third quarter 2017 results on 24 October 2017 at 09&#58;30-10&#58;00 EET. The report will be available on the company's website at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> after publishing.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM's President and CEO <b class="hugin">Jussi Pesonen</b> will present the financial results in a webcast and a conference call for analysts and investors, held in English language, on 24 October 2017 at 13&#58;15 EET.</p> <p class="hugin">Later in the afternoon, Jussi Pesonen will present the results in a press conference held in Finnish language at the UPM Group Head Office (The Biofore House) in Helsinki, Alvar Aallon katu 1, at 14&#58;30 EET.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Webcast and conference call details&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin">The conference call can be participated in either by dialling a number in the list below or following the webcast online at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> or through <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//upm.videosync.fi/2017-10-24-q3" target="_blank">this link.</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Only participants who wish to ask questions in the conference call need to dial in. All participants can view the webcast presentation online. We recommend that participants start dialling in 5-10 minutes prior to the event in order to ensure a timely start of the webcast.</p> <p class="hugin">The presentation is available at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> for 12 months after the call.</p> <p class="hugin">Conference call title&#58; <b class="hugin">UPM Interim Report for January - September 2017</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Direct telephone numbers&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin">BE&#58; +3224040635<br class="hugin">DK&#58; +45 823 331 78<br class="hugin">FI&#58; +358981710495<br class="hugin">UK&#58; +442031940552<br class="hugin">SE&#58; +46856642702<br class="hugin">US&#58; +18557161597<br class="hugin">NO&#58; +4723500211</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">International telephone numbers with a pin code 53322520#</b></p> <p class="hugin">AU&#58; +61 29253 5844<br class="hugin">AT&#58; +43 19282 258<br class="hugin">CH&#58; +44 44580 0083<br class="hugin">CN&#58; +86 400 681 5421<br class="hugin">DE&#58; +49 030 221 510 067<br class="hugin">ES&#58; +34 911 143 608<br class="hugin">HK&#58; +852 3068 9834<br class="hugin">IN&#58; 0018038524634<br class="hugin">IR&#58; +353 1696 8154<br class="hugin">IT&#58; +39 2 3604 6798<br class="hugin">JP&#58; +81 3 4455 9554<br class="hugin">NL&#58; +31 20 716 8427<br class="hugin">SP&#58; +65 6307 7610<br class="hugin">FR&#58; +33 29092 0977</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For more information, please contact&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Investor Relations</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri from 9&#58;00 to 16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 20 415 0033<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;ir@upm.com" target="_blank">ir@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri from 9&#58;00 to 16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">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 19,300 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="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|#c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59;L0|#0c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59|Investor news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
EU Commission VP Maros Sefcovic visits UPM Kaukas: focus on renewable energy and climate change mitigation2017-10-13T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 13 October 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM was honoured to welcome European Commission Vice President <strong class="hugin">Maroš Šefcovic</strong>, responsible for the Energy Union, to the UPM Kaukas Mill site in Lappeenranta Finland today. The visit was hosted by UPM's President and CEO, <strong class="hugin">Jussi Pesonen</strong>.</p> <p class="hugin">During the visit UPM presented its UPM Biofore strategy designed to create sustainable solutions and new innovations from renewable raw materials that provide options to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. </p> <p class="hugin">Pesonen called for EU regulation that ensures the right framework for companies to invest and provide innovative solutions to reduce emissions.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The European Union has set a target to be the world leader in renewable energy in the 2020s. UPM is definitely able to support this ambitious goal. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that EU institutions provide long-term regulatory certainty, clear rules on biomass sustainability, and a framework for the increased use of sustainable advanced biofuels in transport,&quot; says Pesonen. </p> <p class="hugin">The EU Commission Vice President toured the UPM Kaukas Mill complex - a unique and versatile bioindustry site producing pulp, paper, timber and biofuels out of renewable wood-based raw materials. The site also encompasses a UPM Research Centre and a UPM Wood Sourcing and Forestry unit. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Marko Janhunen, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Biorefining, tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+358 204 15 0572<a title="Call&#58; +358 204 15 0572" 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; +358 204 15 0572" 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>&#160; </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. <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 customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 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.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 Paper ENA introduces a game-changing paper innovation at World Publishing Expo2017-10-10T10:30:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 10 October 2017 at 13&#58;30 EET) - UPM Paper ENA is pleased to attend World Publishing Expo 2017 this week. The annual three-day must-attend event brings together newspaper publishers, printers and news media executives, this year at Messe Berlin in Germany.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">The best way to grow your business</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM is proud to introduce a unique paper innovation at the exhibition&#58; UPM Impresse plus C. This pioneering SC paper is custom-developed for coldset web offset printing, offering a smooth, silky finish, solid images and a soft velvety touch.</p> <p class="hugin">For coldset printers the paper offers an excellent opportunity to grow their core business by adding higher quality commercial titles, inserts, special-interest supplements and value-added advertising to their portfolios.&#160;The use of value-added papers in coldset printing improves print quality, meets the varied needs of advertisers and thus increases press utilisation in commercial printing.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The ultimate challenge that publishers and advertisers face today is marrying print and digital in a compelling fit-for-purpose channel mix, playing to the unique strengths of each platform. We believe that in<br class="hugin">this union, value-added paper like UPM Impresse plus C can make a difference and help the printed product stand out in the crowd,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Olaf Schwemmer</b>, Head of Sales, News &amp; Retail in UPM Paper ENA.</p> <p class="hugin">The revolutionary paper and much more will be on show in Berlin this week. Meet our newsprint experts at stand F.01 in hall 21a. </p> <p class="hugin">To learn more about the UPM Impresse plus C please visit <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com" target="_blank">www.upmpaper.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/UPM-launches-an-exclusive-magazine-paper-for-CSWO-printing-001-Thu-13-Jul-2017-11-03.aspx" target="_blank">Read the previous release about the UPM Impresse plus C</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Terhi Jokinen, Manager, Communications, UPM Paper ENA, tel. +358 204 150 491, terhi.jokinen@upm.com</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">IFRA World Publishing Expo</b><br class="hugin">The 47<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">th</sup> meeting of the global publishing industry, the IFRA World Publishing Expo remains the must-attend annual event for newspaper and news media executives. Exhibitors at the IFRA World Publishing Expo include innovative suppliers to the publishing industry who present solutions and products that help boost efficiency, lower costs and increase margins.</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. The high performing papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers' businesses, while actively fulfilling strict environmental and social responsibility criteria. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 8,000 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 and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 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
Continued growth in South America: UPM Raflatac to open new terminal in Chile in 20182017-10-02T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, October 2, 2017 at 17&#58;00 EET) - As part of its increased expansion in the Latin American pressure-sensitive label market, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce it will be opening a new slitting and distribution terminal in Santiago, Chile in early 2018. This new terminal will allow UPM Raflatac to improve its service capabilities and offer an expanded range of paper and film products to customers in the Chilean market, particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments.</p> <p class="hugin">Currently under construction in the Lo Boza industrial sector adjacent to Santiago International Airport, this brand new facility will join UPM Raflatac's growing Americas Terminal Network, which includes a number of facilities throughout North and South America. The new terminal will feature two meter-wide slitting capabilities and the company plans to have trimless offerings on select materials.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM Raflatac is proud to expand its operations in South America and our new terminal demonstrates our commitment to the Chilean market and surrounding region,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Mark Pollard</b>, Senior Vice President, Global Films SBU &amp; Americas Region, UPM Raflatac. &quot;The wine market continues to flourish, and the new terminal gives us the capability to expand our local high quality product portfolio and combine it with best-in-class service. We look forward to further growth opportunities both here and around the world.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin">Click here to download hi-res renderings of the new facility » <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/LxdL_SpcdnX_" target="_blank">http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/LxdL_SpcdnX_</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Scott Sowers</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00 ET<br class="hugin">tel. +1 828-275-7261 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is 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 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin">Follow us on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upmraflatacam" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><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 19,300 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
UPM Plywood starts using a new sustainable WISA BioBond gluing technology2017-10-02T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Plywood, Lahti, Finland, 2 October 2017 at 13&#58;00 EET) - UPM Plywood starts using a new sustainable lignin based WISA BioBond gluing technology in plywood manufacturing. In the new technology 50% of the fossil-based phenol has been replaced with lignin obtained as a by product of kraf pulp production. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Our long term goal has been to develop a gluing technology that utilizes lignin as raw material. The technological breakthrough that now has been achieved is the most significant innovation in plywood gluing in five decades&quot; says <b class="hugin">Susanna Rinne</b>, Vice President, Business Development at UPM Plywood.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Plywood plans to take the new gluing technology into use gradually in all of its plywood mills.</p> <p class="hugin">Technical properties of the plywood manufactured using the new gluing technology match those of the traditional method. Therefore, WISA BioBond products replace old products directly. The change of the gluing technology has no practical effect on end-users, nor does it reguire any actions from their side. Customers will be able to utilise the sustainability of the new WISA BioBond in their own business gradually as the implementation of the technology progresses.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Sustainable and effective use of raw-materials is one of the corner stones of UPM's Biofore strategy. WISA BioBond is a prime example of this strategy in practice. Through cross-business co-operation we have developed a gluing technology that makes our WISA plywood products the most sustainbe ones on the market&quot; says <b class="hugin">Mika Sillanpää</b>, Executive Vice President of UPM Plywood.</p> <p class="hugin">Ability to use ligning obtained as a by-product of kraft pulp production in gluing wood has been studied for a long time. WISA BioBond is based on patented UPM BioPiva lignin technology developed by UPM Biochemicals. UPM Plywood is now bringing the first patent pending plywood products utilising the technology to the market. </p> <p class="hugin">More information about WISA BioBond technology is available at <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//goo.gl/XbPmKg" target="_blank">www.wisabiobond.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Susanna Rinne,Vice President, Business Development, UPM Plywood, tel. +358 40 574 1270<br class="hugin">Juuso Konttinen, Vice President, UPM Biochemicals, tel. +358 40 531 7405</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Plywood, Stakeholder Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358&#160;204&#160;151 13<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;communications.ply@upm.com" target="_blank">communications.ply@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Plywood</b> manufactures high-quality WISA<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">®</sup> plywood and veneer products mainly for construction and transport industries and the new thermo-formable UPM Grada<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">®</sup> wood material for the form pressing industry. The sales of UPM Plywood in 2016 were EUR 444 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="http&#58;//www.twitter.com/WisaPlywood" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">| </b><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-plywood" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">| </b><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/wisaplywood" target="_blank">Facebook</a><u class="hugin"> | </u><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/wisaplywood" target="_blank">YouTube</a><u class="hugin"> | </u><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/wisa_plywood/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biochemicals </b>offers sustainable and competitive wood-based biochemicals for a variety of industrial uses, without compromising product performance. The principal raw material of our products is certified wood originating from sustainably managed forests. We develop new bio-based materials for the biomedical and other sectors. We aim to expedite the development of new solutions through our collaboration with a number of different partners - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmbiochemicals.com" target="_blank">www.upmbiochemicals.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 customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 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
Henkel announced as winner of the 2017 RafCycle® Award 2017-09-27T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 27 September 2017 at 17&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac has announced Henkel as the winner of the RafCycle® Award at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels. The RafCycle Award is presented in recognition of excellence in recycling and environmental performance.</p> <p class="hugin">Henkel has demonstrated great commitment to improving the environmental performance of self-adhesive labeling and promoting the sustainability of the labeling business. Both Henkel and UPM share common values of driving sustainable business and the circular economy, including having the concrete target of zero waste to landfill.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We're very proud to receive the RafCycle Award, as it recognizes our commitment to working with partners along the entire value chain to create sustainable value,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Jens Hainmueller</b>, Head of International Packaging Development for Henkel's Beauty Care business unit. &quot;Our partnership with UPM Raflatac gives label liners a second life, as they can be recycled to produce new paper materials. It's a great example of how we use our technologies and expertise to develop future-oriented solutions with partners who share our commitment to leadership in sustainability.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Henkel has an important role in the labeling value chain, both as a raw material supplier and as a label end-user. This makes Henkel a special partner for us and the RafCycle program is a vital element of our cooperation,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Juha Virmavirta</b>, Director, RafCycle solutions, UPM Raflatac. &quot;We both see sustainability as a key for success and a driver of innovation. Our recycling partnership is a concrete example of this.&quot; </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Henkel and UPM Raflatac deepen their cooperation</b></p> <p class="hugin">Henkel and UPM Raflatac continue to strengthen their collaboration. The Henkel beauty care factory in Maribor Slovenia has just joined UPM Raflatac's RafCycle program. </p> <p class="hugin">The RafCycle concept is giving new life to self-adhesive label waste that would otherwise be landfilled. In this latest success, UPM collects used label release liner from Henkel and recycles it into new graphic printing paper for books and magazines at the UPM Plattling paper mill in Germany. From Maribor this means roughly ten truckloads of material annually. &#160;&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Henkel has generated nearly 500 tons of siliconized glassine label liner waste at its Wassertrüdingen facility in Germany and Magyarorszag facility in Hungary. Henkel Maribor is now the third Henkel location to join the RafCycle concept. We are delighted that a major company like Henkel sees the value of our concept and that we are able to support Henkel in executing their sustainability strategy&quot;, says Virmavirta.</p> <p class="hugin">Photo can be downloaded at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/FfNQ97n7BbNB" target="_blank">the UPM Photo Library&gt;&gt; </a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Juha Virmavirta, Director, RafCycle Solutions, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 20 416143</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM 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 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. 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 19,300 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> <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
UPM Biofuels chosen as a finalist in the Platts Global Energy Awards 20172017-09-27T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 27 September 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Biofuels is one of six finalists for the Industry Leadership category in Bioenergy at the 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards - often described as the Oscars of the energy industry. UPM Biofuels is nominated for its wood-based low emission advanced UPM BioVerno biofuels, and its one-of-a-kind commercial scale biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="321" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2137195/122210.jpg" width="570" /></p> <p class="hugin">The Platts Global Energy Awards honour organisations and individuals who are dedicated to achieving excellence in the energy industry, recognising top performers - industry leaders and innovators in the energy industry.</p> <p class="hugin">The Bioenergy Industry Leader Award recognises a recent innovation in bioenergy that is market competitive, ecologically sound and minimises undesirable environmental impacts. The nominees must be producing or enhancing the application of bioenergy solutions. The judging criteria include challenges, financial results, innovation, leadership and operational excellence.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Being nominated for this prestigious award recognises that our team at UPM Biofuels has managed to make significant progress in sustainable advanced biofuels. Using wood-based residues for raw material to produce sustainable drop-in biofuels is a fast track for reducing greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions from transportation,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin">Platts received more than 200 nominations from more than 25 countries including Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Europe, Russia, Argentina, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, and the United States. Finalists were chosen by an independent panel of judges including former regulators, past heads of major energy companies, leading academics and international energy experts. The winners will be announced at this year's award ceremony in New York on December 7.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="200" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2137195/122211.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin">Read more about the Platts Global Energy Award from <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//geaweb.platts.com/" target="_blank">http&#58;//geaweb.platts.com</a></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 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmbiofuels.com" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">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 customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 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
Assessing and promoting biodiversity requires collaboration throughout the value chain 2017-09-26T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 26 September 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - Promoting biodiversity is an inherent part of a forest-based company's operations and responsibility principles. However, the impacts of forest operations on biodiversity are not well characterized using existing life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies. This makes it difficult for businesses to distinguish between well-managed and poorly managed forests in terms of biodiversity.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Raflatac has partnered with Quantis and Nestle Research Centre to study and capture the biodiversity impacts of forestry practices in life cycle assessment. The study shows how biodiversity in the boreal forest can be captured in LCA, allowing users of wood fibre-based products to differentiate between alternative sources of fibre and inform responsible sourcing decision making.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Quantis actively supports reporting on the environmental impacts of forestry and land use change. Based on a keen understanding of biodiversity in the field, we believe this new approach paves the way for businesses to embed biodiversity assessments and lead the sector toward greater environmental accuracy,&quot; notes <b class="hugin">Vincent Rossi</b>, Quantis' LCA expert.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Biodiversity underpins our economy and our wellbeing. LCA is a commonly used tool in our industry, yet it doesn't deal with biodiversity. This was a fascinating process that tested our combined expertise and challenged us to come up with a simple enough approach that could inform our decision making,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Robert Taylor</b>, Director, Sustainability at UPM Raflatac. &quot;The result of our efforts supports our Forest Positive approach and clearly demonstrates the importance of sourcing from sustainably managed forests.&quot; </p> <p class="hugin">Forests provide UPM with the company's main raw materials&#58; wood and wood fiber. UPM has a biodiversity programme in place that aims to maintain and increase biodiversity in forests as well as promote best practices in sustainable forestry and wood sourcing. UPM is running several research projects and case studies in close co-operation with stakeholders aimed at developing methods of promoting biodiversity in commercially managed forests.</p> <p class="hugin">Read more about UPM's approach to biodiversity&#58; <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Responsibility/forests/Biodiversity/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">http&#58;//www.upm.com/Responsibility/forests/Biodiversity/Pages/default.aspx</a> &#160;</p> <p class="hugin">An article based on the study has been published in The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment&#58; <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.springerprofessional.de/en/capturing-the-potential-biodiversity-effects-of-forestry-practic/12454066" target="_blank">https&#58;//www.springerprofessional.de/en/capturing-the-potential-biodiversity-effects-of-forestry-practic/12454066</a></p> <p class="hugin">Photos can be downloaded at the <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/xQDh2fq5Gkk5" target="_blank">UPM Photo Library » </a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Robert Taylor, Director, Sustainability, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 9 4273 6207</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 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. 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 19,300 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> <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
UPM Specialty Papers has strengthened its presence in digital media2017-09-25T07:30:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 25 September 2017 at 10&#58;30 EET) - UPM Specialty Papers has strengthened its digital presence by launching <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmspecialtypapers.com" target="_blank">www.upmspecialtypapers.com</a> today. </p> <p class="hugin">The new website offers a quick and easy access to comprehensive information on UPM Specialty Papers' extensive range of specialty papers, service solutions and responsible operations. The UPM Paper Online Catalogue, where UPM's vast paper portfolio can easily be browsed, can also be accessed via the new website. Visitors can also stay informed with the latest news of the company on the new site.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We invite visitors to explore the new website, which delivers improved functionality and navigation to enhance the user-experience by allowing customers to easily access detailed product information&quot;, says Ms. <b class="hugin">Yuanyuan Ma</b>, Director, Stakeholder Relations, UPM Specialty Papers. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For more information, please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Ms. Yuanyuan Ma, Director, Stakeholder Relations, UPM Specialty Papers, Tel. +86 21 64485544</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Specialty Papers</b><br class="hugin">UPM Specialty Papers produces fine papers to Asian markets and label and packaging materials to global markets. Its main customers are retailers, printers, publishers, distributors and paper converters. UPM Specialty Papers is a leader in sustainable development. Its high performance papers are produced in China and Finland. With headquarters in Shanghai, UPM Specialty Papers employs approximately 1,700 people in China, Finland, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Australia. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmspecialtypapers.com" target="_blank">www.upmspecialtypapers.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 19,300 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
Award winning craft beer label design with UPM Raflatac's label material2017-09-22T11:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 22 September 2017 at 14&#58;00 EET) - The Dutch Beers and Collectors Association (BAV) has awarded the Dutch beer brewer HOOP Bier as the winner of the best and the most beautiful beer label 2017 at the Dutch BAV beer label competition. The competition is open for all beer brewers from the Netherlands. </p> <p class="hugin">During the BAV Autumn Fair in September 16, an expert jury chose the Old Ale's label &quot;Oudt Heyn and syn wyf&quot; by HOOP Bier as the winner. The main contributors for the win were the design, appearance and the label mentioning recommendations for preferred food to partner the beer. The concept and design of HOOP Bier was made by PROUDdesign, an agency specialized in packaging and brand-design.&#160; </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;When choosing the label material, HOOP Bier wanted to make sure that the label had a different look and feel compared to standard craft labels. We chose UPM Raflatac's self-adhesive PE label as it gave us great design options, flexibility and moisture resistance, aspects that one needs in our demanding environment&quot;, says <b class="hugin">Steven de Cleen,</b> founder of PROUDdesign and co-founder of HOOP Bier. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM Raflatac congratulates HOOP Bier on their award winning label design. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We see the market of craft beers growing and their unique label design contributes to great shelf appeal&quot;, says <b class="hugin">Jesse Rep</b>, Country Manager, UPM Raflatac. &quot;Selecting the right label material allows for product differentiation, something that we as label material manufacturers know all about.&quot; &#160;</p> <p class="hugin">Learn more about UPM Raflatac craft beer label products&#58; <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/beverage/craft-beverage" target="_blank">http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/beverage/craft-beverage</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Photo can be downloaded at the <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/rBxJp_vqghqb" target="_blank">UPM Photo Library»</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Jesse Rep, Country Manager, UPM Raflatac, tel. +31(0) 683169885</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 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. 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 19,300 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> <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
UPM Raflatac launches new plant-based PE film for home and personal care applications2017-09-22T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 22 September 2017 at 10&#58;00) - UPM Raflatac is extending its range of film face materials for the European market with a new plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. RafBio PE 85&#160;performs just&#160;like standard PE film, and its excellent flexibility makes it ideal for the squeezable bottles and contoured containers that are widely used in home and personal care applications.</p> <p class="hugin">Part of the RafBio family of bio-based labeling solutions, RafBio PE 85&#160;is the ideal choice for customers who are looking for a sustainable film face material that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions during its life cycle, compared to conventional PE, while still keeping products looking their very best. Made from sugarcane ethanol, the film contains more than 80% renewable plant-based raw material and is recyclable within the same recycling streams as fossil-based PE.</p> <p class="hugin">RafBio PE 85 is combined with our RP37 adhesive for multi-purpose labelling applications. Furthermore, UPM Raflatac's RafCycle programme offers significant benefits to label printers and end users by turning waste into valuable resources.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Our RafBio range is another significant step on our journey towards a more sustainable future. It will help our customers to reduce their dependence on fossil raw materials and differentiate themselves from the competition by demonstrating a desire to improve their environmental performance,&quot; says Päivi Knihti, Segment Manager, Films, EMEIA.</p> <p class="hugin">High resolution images available at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//upm.emmi.fi/l/-Wm7-V5N5Tmn" target="_blank">UPM Image bank</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Päivi Knihti, Segment Manager, Films, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac, 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.&#160;We supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial&#160;labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices.&#160;We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion)&#160;in 2016. 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 19,300 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> <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
UPM-Kymmene Corporation: Managers' Transactions2017-09-21T14:15:00Z<p class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Managers' Transactions&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; 21 September 2017 at 17&#58;15 EET</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation&#58; Managers' Transactions</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation has on 21 September 2017 received the following notification&#58;&#160; </p> <p class="hugin">Person subject to the notification requirement<br class="hugin">Name&#58; Reinikkala, Veli-Matti<br class="hugin">Position&#58; Member of the Board<br class="hugin">Issuer&#58; UPM-Kymmene Corporation<br class="hugin">LEI&#58; 213800EC6PW5VU4J9U64</p> <p class="hugin">Notification type&#58; INITIAL NOTIFICATION<br class="hugin">____________________________________________</p> <p class="hugin">Transaction date&#58; 2017-09-20<br class="hugin">Venue&#58; NASDAQ HELSINKI LTD (XHEL)<br class="hugin">Instrument type&#58; SHARE<br class="hugin">ISIN&#58; FI0009005987<br class="hugin">Nature of the transaction&#58; ACQUISITION</p> <p class="hugin">Transaction Details<br class="hugin">(1)&#58; Volume&#58; 64 Unit price&#58; 22.55000 EUR<br class="hugin">(2)&#58; Volume&#58; 903 Unit price&#58; 22.55000 EUR<br class="hugin">(3)&#58; Volume&#58; 33 Unit price&#58; 22.55000 EUR</p> <p class="hugin">Aggregated transactions<br class="hugin">(3)&#58; Volume&#58; 1,000 Volume weighted average price&#58; 22.55000 EUR</p> <p class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation<br class="hugin">Pirkko Harrela<br class="hugin">Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9&#58;00-16&#58;00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">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 19,300 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|#0974d7df-c945-40e3-9f11-5bc03bf87466;L0|#00974d7df-c945-40e3-9f11-5bc03bf87466|Stock exchange release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Labeling a smarter future with UPM Raflatac at Labelexpo Europe 20172017-09-20T08:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 20 September 2017 at 11&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac's experts welcome visitors to Labelexpo Europe on 25-28 September in Brussels. Under the theme '<i class="hugin">Labeling a smarter future'</i>, we will be highlighting our innovative and sustainable label solutions together with the world-class service.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">RAFNXT+</b> product range marks the launch of a unique forest positive approach for sustainable labeling. Together with optimized raw material efficiencies, RAFNXT+ creates labeling solutions that delivers sustainability credentials that go way beyond the industry standard.</p> <p class="hugin">The new <b class="hugin">RPMD </b>adhesive range especially targeted for medical device and healthcare industries can be used for products like insulin pens, auto-injectors, inhalers and infusion bags and bottles, as well as blood donation labeling and sterilization pouches. Selected paper and film face materials combined with a new multi-faceted RPMD adhesive have excellent adhesion with a tight mandrel hold on glass and plastic, and are both sterilization resistant and migration safe.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Rafbio PE85</b> film, a sustainable alternative to standard PE film which contains more than 80% renewable plant-based raw material. It's made of sugarcane ethanol and performs just like standard PE film. It is ideal for home and personal care applications and has excellent flexibility for squeezable packaging and contoured containers. &#160;</p> <p class="hugin">With our <b class="hugin">ICE</b> and <b class="hugin">ICE Premium</b> wine label stocks our visitors will have the opportunity to witness extreme resistance to humidity, water and ice. Designed to survive changes in temperature and humidity without peeling, curling, edge lifting or wrinkling, ICE and ICE Premium products ensure that brands are showcased at their finest. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">RafMore</b> is a new smart labeling solution for brand promotion, brand protection and logistic applications. RafMore gives each and every labeled product a unique digital identity. The unique codes embedded into the label designs are stored in a cloud database and act as an information channel at every point on the product's journey from creation to consumption. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">RafCycle® </b>is the answer to label waste. It is a recycling concept that reuses pressure sensitive label waste to create new materials. RafCycle takes self-adhesive label byproducts that would otherwise be incinerated or landfilled and gives them new life. Visit our stand to witness circular economy in action!</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">See you in Brussels at our stand 5A05 in Hall 5!</b></p> <p class="hugin">Photos can be downloaded at the <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/BRbhrVCkKDVJ" target="_blank">UPM Photo Library » </a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information and requests please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Heli Aalto, Senior Manager, Communications, UPM Raflatac, tel. +35 8204150699</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 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. 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 19,300 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> <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
Think outside the package with UPM Raflatac at Pack Expo Las Vegas2017-09-19T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, September 19, 2017 at 17&#58;00 EET)&#160;-&#160;At this year's <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/Packexpo2017" target="_blank">Pack Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada,</a> UPM Raflatac is thinking outside the package through innovative technologies designed to educate brand owners on industry-leading packaging decoration methods that can elevate their brands.</p> <p class="hugin">When paired with the right package, high quality label materials help brands stand out on the shelf and grab consumer attention&#160;-&#160;and UPM Raflatac's paper and film products for craft beer, food and beverage to home and personal care containers outshine the rest. Show attendees are invited to visit UPM Raflatac at <b class="hugin">booth 6363 in the Lower South Hall of the Containers and Materials Pavilion</b> see their paper and film materials and sustainable packaging solutions in action!</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Labeling a Smarter Future</b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is bringing a set of educational tools that will provide unique, immersive experiences to anyone that wishes to try them.</p> <p class="hugin">The company has partnered with Clemson University to unveil their first-ever <b class="hugin">RafStore Virtual Reality</b> <b class="hugin">tool</b>, which is an interactive consumer shopping experience complete with education, engagement and entertainment. Within the RafStore, players can &quot;shop&quot; virtual store shelves stocked with a variety of beverages and home and personal care items&#160;-&#160;and see for themselves how important the label can be when choosing a product and the capabilities different label materials have at capturing consumers' attention.</p> <p class="hugin">They will also premiere their <b class="hugin">RafMATCH UP game</b>, where booth visitors will have the opportunity to become a certified &quot;Film Superstar&quot; by playing the game and correctly choosing the best film label material for each personal care container type. Players who score high enough on this tablet-based game will win a pair of stylish #FILMSUPERSTAR sunglasses.</p> <p class="hugin">Labels matter and that's why sustainability is at the core of Labeling a Smarter Future. As a part of UPM Raflatac's commitment to sustainability, they will be showcasing Label Life, an environmental life cycle assessment tool that helps customers and end-users understand the impacts of different label materials. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Witness sustainability by design in action</b><br class="hugin">Visit UPM Raflatac's booth to see first-hand the company's commitment to sustainability. Their new <b class="hugin">RW85C wash-off adhesive</b>&#160;-&#160;paired with clear and white film face materials&#160;-&#160;has met the Association of Plastic Recyclers' requirements for PET bottle recycling. UPM Raflatac will be applying some of these labels to bottled water right before your eyes at the booth. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Don't miss us on the Innovation Stage!</b><br class="hugin">Pack Expo attendees are invited to join UPM Raflatac on the Innovation Stage at booth C-1045 on Wednesday, September 27 at 12&#58;00 p.m. to learn about consumer goods packaging trends. In today's world, brand owners are relying on innovative packaging that &quot;sells itself&quot; and helps differentiate their products on the shelf. Package design and decoration are critical factors in attracting consumer attention and encouraging the all-important impulse buy. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM Raflatac is leading the way in educating brand owners, businesses and customers on the latest trends in the industry and providing them with innovative solutions,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Mark Pollard</b>, Senior Vice President, Global Films SBU &amp; Americas Region, UPM Raflatac. &quot;But we are also educating the future of our industry through our partnership with Clemson University. The students who worked on our Virtual Reality RafStore experience are gaining valuable tools and experience for their packaging-related careers.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin">Be sure to stop by booth 6363 in the Lower South Hall of the Containers and Materials Pavilion to see how UPM Raflatac is thinking outside the package and Labeling a Smarter Future!</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//go.upmraflatac.com/Packexpo2017" target="_blank">Learn more about the immersive experiences and innovative products featured at UPM Raflatac's Pack Expo booth »</a></p> <p class="hugin">Click here to download a hi-res images » <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/VqPxhv6-NNw7" target="_blank">http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/VqPxhv6-NNw7</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Scott Sowers</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac</b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00 ET<br class="hugin">tel. +1 828-275-7261 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Raflatac </b><br class="hugin">UPM Raflatac is 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 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com" target="_blank">www.upmraflatac.com</a>.</p> <p class="hugin">Follow us on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/upmraflatacam" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-raflatac" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmraflatac" target="_blank">YouTube</a> <b class="hugin">|</b> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmraflatac" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p class="hugin"><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 19,300 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
UPM Raflatac expands offering with new innovations for medical device and healthcare labeling2017-09-14T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 14 September 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac has further expanded its range of guaranteed, globally available, and compliant pharmaceutical and healthcare label materials for the medical device and healthcare industries.</p> <p class="hugin">Today there are over 500,000 types of medical and in vitro diagnostic medical devices available in the EU, with a medical device meaning anything from a contact lens or sticking plaster to an x-ray machine or hip replacement component. In vitro diagnostic medical devices include things like HIV blood tests, pregnancy tests, and blood sugar monitoring systems for diabetics. </p> <p class="hugin">The new RPMD (Raflatac Permanent Medical Device) adhesive range includes labeling solutions for drug/device combination products like insulin pens, auto-injectors, and inhalers, as well as blood donation labeling, sterilization pouches for medical devices, and infusion bags and bottles. Combining selected paper and film face materials with an RPMD adhesive ensures excellent adhesion with a tight mandrel hold on glass and plastic, as well as sterilization resistance and migration safety - both common requirements in medical device and healthcare labeling. </p> <p class="hugin">These materials are also compliant with the EU Medical Device Regulations (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Regulations (IVDR) published in May 2017. The Medical Device Directive includes the adoption of a Unique Device Identification (UDI) system to mark and identify medical devices in the healthcare supply chain, with a 2020 implementation deadline. A UDI is a code printed on a label affixed to a device or its packaging, or even directly on the device itself, in both plain text and machine-readable format. A UDI consists of a device identifier (DI) and product identifier (PI), with the PI data varying according to the type of device and the manufacturer's current practice. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;With our expanded offering for medical device and healthcare applications, including the RPMD adhesive and a selection of FSC and PEFC certified paper faces for pharmaceutical use, we can continue to address the needs of all our customers. These innovative solutions are ideal for the combination product market, which is growing quickly as treatment continues to move away from the hospital and out into the field and the home,&quot; explains <b class="hugin">Markku Pietarinen</b>, Manager, Business Segments &amp; Pharma, Specials EMEIA, UPM Raflatac.</p> <p class="hugin">Read more about <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/pharmaceutical-and-health-care/medical-devices/" target="_blank">labelling solutions for medical devices »</a></p> <p class="hugin">A high-resolution photo can be downloaded from the <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/JLpZk_LF8nwh" target="_blank">UPM image bank »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Markku Pietarinen, Manager, Business Segments &amp; Pharma, Specials EMEIA, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 40&#160;543 4658</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.&#160;We supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial&#160;labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices.&#160;We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion)&#160;in 2016. 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 19,300 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> <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
UPM Raflatac collaborates with Magic Add to launch RafMore smart label solution2017-09-07T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 7 September 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac launches an innovative new solution for brand promotion, protection and logistics applications. Developed in cooperation with cloud-based data and content management experts Magic Add, RafMore combines pressure-sensitive labels and unique machine-readable codes to open up completely new possibilities for product verification and tracking, marketing analytics and consumer engagement.</p> <p class="hugin">RafMore is a smart solution that provides the possibility to give each and every labeled product a unique digital identity. The unique codes embedded into the label designs are stored in a cloud database and act as an information channel at every point on the product's journey from creation to consumption. </p> <p class="hugin">Brands can use this unique digital identity to add value in a variety of ways. For brand promotion, RafMore can be used to boost consumer engagement by providing new ways to tell a brand's story. For example, the code embedded in a label can be linked to digital content that evolves as the consumer journey progresses. RafMore also allows brands to create new service models, accurately track and trace products, improve inventory accuracy, verify authenticity and protect against counterfeiting attempts. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;RafMore allows brands to unlock the largely untapped potential of the labels attached to their products in a variety of different ways&quot;, says <strong class="hugin">Jan Hasselblatt</strong>, Director, Global Business Development, UPM Raflatac. &quot;RafMore connects each and every labeled product to the web and helps brands gather valuable information that can be used to increase consumer engagement, optimize logistics processes, and protect brand integrity.&quot; </p> <p class="hugin">RafMore will be showcased at Labelexpo Europe 2017 - the world's largest event for the label and package printing industry - in Brussels, Belgium on September 25-28.</p> <p class="hugin">Read more on <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.rafmore.com/" target="_blank">RafMore website »</a></p> <p class="hugin">A high-resolution photo can be downloaded from the <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/nMFvzL_bVh9w" target="_blank">UPM image bank »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Jan Hasselblatt, Director, Global Business Development, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 40 5429735 <br class="hugin">Samuli Manninen, Global Head of RafMore, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 40&#160;5509897</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.&#160;We supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial&#160;labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices.&#160;We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion)&#160;in 2016. 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 19,300 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> <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">Magic Add</b><br class="hugin">Magic Add Ltd. is creating the Internet of Packaging. Magic Add's technology embeds coding into packaging, which can capture data along the supply chain and provide information to customers. Based in Finland, Magic Add launched its technology and product development in 2011 and has partnered with leading packaging manufacturers, as well as global consumer brands. In addition to marketing, Magic Add has applications in logistics and product authentication, which can be used for process optimisation and to combat a diverse range of issues such as counterfeit goods and food waste. Find out more about the Internet of Packaging at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.magicadd.com/" target="_blank">www.magicadd.com.</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM listed as the industry leader in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2017-09-07T06:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 7 September 2017 at 09.00 EET)&#160; - UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2017-2018 for the fifth time.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Responsibility is one of the key elements of UPM's Biofore strategy. Compliance, integrity and sustainability are strongly guiding everything we do,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Pirkko Harrela</b>, Executive Vice President, UPM Stakeholder Relations. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We promote responsible practices throughout the value chain and are active in finding sustainable solutions in co-operation with our customers, suppliers and partners. Creating value for society both as a company and through our products is essential for us,&quot; Harrela continues. </p> <p class="hugin">The annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment is conducted by an investment specialist RobecoSAM, and is based on a rigorous analysis of economic, environmental and social performance of the world's leading companies, assessing issues covering climate change strategies, supply chain standards, labour practices, corporate governance and risk management. The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, recognising companies across all industries that outperform their peers in sustainability metrics. </p> <p class="hugin"><img width="346" height="118" class="hugin" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2132134/121388.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sami Lundgren, Vice President, UPM, Environment and Responsibility, tel. +358 40 580 0910</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">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">About UPM</b></p> <p 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 19,300 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.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="http&#58;//upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59;L0|#0c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59|Investor news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Raflatac at drinktec 2017 - Showing the latest trend-setting label advances for wine, spirits and craft beverages 2017-09-06T08:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 6 September 2017 at 11&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac will be present at drinktec 2017 at the Messe München exhibition site in Munich, Germany on 11-15 September 2017. Experts from the global self-adhesive label stock and shrink sleeve supplier will be showing the latest advances in differentiation for wine, spirits and craft beverages. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Brand affinity for craft beverages</b></p> <p class="hugin">Consumer spending on craft beverages is linked to a close affinity with the story behind the brand. UPM Raflatac offers an extensive range of graphic canvases for brands to relate their craft roots with a natural, authentic and distinctive look.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Raflatac's solutions include tactile and textured papers and foils as well as clear, white, and metallized films. These materials support unique brand stories that move products from shelves to bar tables and shopping baskets.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">VANISH<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">TM</sup> for cans, shrink sleeves for a 360° sales pitch</b></p> <p class="hugin">The near-invisible VANISH<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">TM</sup> label film creates the ultimate 'no-label look' for innovative, high-quality decoration. More than this, it solves the problems associated with large minimum order sizes for pre-printed drink cans and bottles. This makes VANISH<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">TM</sup> the ideal solution for outstanding visual branding on craft, limited edition and seasonal beverages. VANISH<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">TM</sup> is fully compatible with aluminium can recycling. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM Raflatac will also be highlighting its RafShrink range of shrink sleeve films for 360° product decoration. PETG TDO, TDO PO and MDO sleeve alternatives answer a variety of needs - small order sizes, maximum productivity, superior shelf-appeal and the highest yield of pure PET from bottle recycling.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Ice and Ice Premium&#58; enduring beauty, repeated sales</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM Raflatac's Ice and Ice Premium wine labeling materials resist bubbling, creasing and edge-lifting in humid wine chillers. Ice Premium products additionally keep their opacity on ice. The label face, inks, varnishes and embellishments look solid and vibrant to the very last drop, stimulating repeated sales.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;At drinktec 2017, UPM Raflatac is right on trend to help designers, printers and brand owners set the trend,&quot; emphasizes <b class="hugin">Jay Betton</b>, Segment Manager for Wine, Spirits &amp; Craft Beverage, UPM Raflatac EMEIA. &quot;In the competitive beverage sector, our paper and film label materials as well as shrink films introduce a look and feel that differentiates one bottled beverage from numerous others similar in size, shape, and colour. Our VANISH<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">TM</sup> film now makes it possible to label aluminium cans without impacting the recycling process. And compared to pre-printed cans, VANISH<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">TM</sup> allows craft brewers to produce smaller batches, limited or seasonal editions and event-specific messages. We've also delivered the added value that premium wine brands are looking for, with the enduring premiumization made possible by our beautiful Ice and Ice Premium labelstocks.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin">Meet our labelling experts at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.drinktec.com/" target="_blank">drinktec 2017</a> in <b class="hugin">Hall A2, Stand No.10</b>!</p> <p class="hugin">Photos can be downloaded at the <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//upm.emmi.fi/l/LpfS7gWsW_Kf" target="_blank">UPM Photo Library »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Jay Betton, Segment Manager Wine, Spirits &amp; Craft Beverage, UPM Raflatac, tel. +44 7774 600690</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 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. 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 19,300 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> <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
UPM Raflatac introduces new Dissolving Paper material for transport and logistics applications2017-09-05T07:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 5 September 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Raflatac is expanding its range of transport and logistics labeling solutions for the European market with a new dissolving label material that is suitable for direct thermal printing. The new Dissolving Paper Thermal Eco and the existing Dissolving Paper Plus are both ideal for applications where labels need to be removed quickly without an additional washing process and without leaving any paper waste or adhesive residue.</p> <p class="hugin">Short-term labeling solutions are used in a variety of logistics and transport applications, particularly where containers are labeled and used multiple times. Some typical examples are recyclable crates and airline meal trays. </p> <p class="hugin">Dissolving Paper Thermal Eco is designed for direct thermal printing and can be considered as BPA and BPS free. Both Dissolving Paper Plus and Dissolving Paper Thermal Eco dissolve quickly, even in cold water, without requiring any additional washing processes. The labeled surface is left clean of residue, and because the paper face and adhesive dissolve completely there is no risk of filters or drains becoming clogged with waste. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Removing labels without leaving residue behind and dealing with waste can often be a challenge in applications where reusable containers or packages are used but there is no separate washing process in place,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Jouni Iiskola,</b> Segment Manager, Logistics, UPM Raflatac. &quot;Dissolving Paper Plus and Dissolving Paper Thermal Eco are specifically designed for these types of situations as the labels dissolve quickly, even in cold water.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/transport-and-logistics" target="_blank">Discover more about our full range of label materials for transport and logistics applications »</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Jouni Iiskola, Segment Manager, Logistics, UPM Raflatac, Specials, tel. +358&#160;204&#160;168&#160;193</p> <p class="hugin">High resolution image can be downloaded at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//pet.upm.com/l/Zggf6SsTwDZz" target="_blank">UPM Image bank.</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.&#160;We supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial&#160;labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices.&#160;We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion)&#160;in 2016. 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 19,300 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> <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

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