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UPM’s WISA plywood for concrete forming, building and construction exhibited at Bauma Africa 2013

Press Release 7.6.2013 11:38 EEST

(UPM, Helsinki, Finland, 7 June, 2013 at 11:00 EET) – UPM, a leading European plywood manufacturer, will exhibit its versatile range of plywood products at Bauma Africa 2013 September 18-21, 2013 in Johannesburg, South-Africa. At the show, UPM will display its WISA branded special plywood products and solutions for demanding concrete forming, building and construction uses. UPM’s stand is located at Indoor Hall 5, stand 381.

The centre stage of UPM’s stand will be taken by the WISA-Form family of high performance plywood for concrete forming. WISA-Form products offer a perfect solution to any concrete forming needs be it horizontal, vertical or special form or a formwork system. WISA-Form panels are available in various strengths and coatings offering the optimal price-to-performance ratio from one-time use to up to 300 re-uses.

In addition, UPM will present its high quality multipurpose WISA-Spruce and WISA-Birch plywood panels for building and construction. WISA-Spruce is made of certified Nordic Spruce and it is an ideal panel for structural uses and load bearing applications like roofing, flooring and wall sheeting. It is also ideal in packaging and joinery industries.

WISA-Birch, made of certified Nordic birch, is perfect for various applications where an excellent strength to weight ratio is needed. Due to its light, smooth and even surface WISA-Birch offers an optimal base for different overlaying methods and visual uses.

Efficiency made easyTM

UPM’s WISA plywood is not just pieces of wood. In addition to comprehensive and high quality product range, our customers enjoy benchmark customer service and reliability every day. Add our expert technical support and you have a one-stop-shop for a partnership that makes a difference.

WISA products are manufactured in Europe according to the strictest sustainability principles. By choosing WISA, our customers will have the confidence that their plywood comes only from legal sources and conform to all relevant standards and regulations. All WISA products are either PEFC or FCS certified.

For further information please contact:
Mr Markku Herrala, Head of Communications, UPM Plywood tel. +358 20 415 0151


UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 22,000 people. We are present in 67 countries and have production units in 17 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com