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UPM introduces improved SCA+ paper “UPM Cat NA” for both offset and rotogravure printing applicationsRiikka Schenk, UPM2016-05-26T15:00:00Z<p>​(Naperville, US, May 19, 2016) UPM Paper ENA proudly introduces UPM Cat NA, a publication paper specially designed to meet the demanding needs of the North American printing market.&#160; UPM Cat NA offers improved opacity and brightness characteristics, making it an excellent lower-cost alternative to lightweight coated papers.&#160; It is the perfect choice for catalogs, magazines, and high-end inserts.&#160;&#160;&#160;</p><p>UPM Cat NA is available in a wide range of basis weights, from 26-lb. to 34-lb. in both heatset web offset and rotogravure printing.&#160; It has been designed to maximize production efficiency for both methods by providing excellent runnabilty and printability properties.</p><p>&quot;UPM Cat NA pushes the envelope in terms of maximizing both brightness and opacity in low basis weights while achieving outstanding runnability. We designed this paper specifically for the preferences of North American customers and we are excited to make this paper available to printers, publishers, retailers, and distribution partners,&quot; states <strong>Jennifer Wilkerson</strong>, Manager of Business Development and Marketing for UPM North America.</p><p><strong>For more information contact&#58;</strong></p><p>Jennifer Wilkerson,<strong> </strong><strong><a href="mailto&#58;jennifer.s.wilkerson@upm.com">jennifer.s.wilkerson@upm.com</a></strong></p><p><strong></strong>&#160;</p><p><strong>UPM Paper North America</strong></p><p>UPM Paper in North America provides a wide variety of printing paper options for magazines, catalogs, inserts, high-end advertising, direct mail, and more. We serve printer, distribution, and end-use customers from 16 modern paper mills located across Europe and the United States. Our extensive logistics infrastructure provides dependable importing, warehousing, and transportation to achieve exceptional on-time delivery. To learn more visit&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/na" target="_blank">www.upm.com/na</a></p><p><strong>UPM</strong> leads the way in reforming bio and forest industries. We are building a sustainable future in six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve a global base of customers. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately&#160;EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">www.upm.com</span></a></p><p>Follow UPM on <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">LinkedIn</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Facebook</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">YouTube</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Instagram</span></a></p>GP0|#f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60;L0|#0f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60|Product news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
Paper production ceased at Madison Paper Industries in the USRiikka Schenk, UPM2016-05-25T07:00:00Z<p>As announced in mid-March, Madison paper mill in the US has ceased paper production on May 21.</p><p>With the closure of the mill, UPM has reduced 195,000 tons of its supercalendered paper capacity in the U.S. </p><p><strong>For further information please contact&#58;</strong><br>Ruud van den Berg, Senior Vice President, UPM Paper ENA, tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+49 151 1215 8310<a title="Call&#58; +49 151 1215 8310" 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;"></a></span>.</p><p><strong>UPM, Media Relations </strong><br>9.00-16.00 EET<br>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;"></a></span> <br><a href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">media@upm.com</span></a></p><p><strong>Previous press release&#58; </strong><br><a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/UPM-closes-Madison-Paper-Industries-and-plans-to-sell-related-hydro-power-assets-001-Mon-14-Mar-2016-16-03.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">UPM closes Madison Paper Industries and plans to sell related hydro power assets in the U.S.</span></a></p><p><strong>Madison Paper Industries </strong><br>Madison Paper Industries is a partnership of UPM and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, producing approximately 195,000 tons of supercalendered paper on one paper machine. The mill employs more than 200 employees and is located in Maine, in the USA. The assets include 2 hydro power plants.</p><p><strong>UPM Paper ENA</strong><br>UPM Paper ENA (Europe &amp; North America) is the world's leading producer of graphic papers, serving customers in Magazine Publishing &amp; Advertising, Merchants, Home &amp; Office, and Newspaper Publishing. A leader in sustainable and high performance papers, UPM Paper ENA's production is located in Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, and the United States. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 9,500 people. To learn more about UPM Paper ENA visit&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">www.upmpaper.com</span></a></p><p>Follow UPM Paper businesses on <a href="https&#58;//www.twitter.com/UPM_Papers" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></a></p><p><strong>UPM</strong><br>Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">www.upm.com</span></a></p><p>Follow UPM on <a href="https&#58;//www.twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">LinkedIn</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Facebook</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">YouTube</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Instagram</span></a></p>GP0|#80f66fc0-c60d-4e2c-a1ed-b7e454bfdf4d;L0|#080f66fc0-c60d-4e2c-a1ed-b7e454bfdf4d|Press release;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM has launched its first Responsible Fibre product: New Future office papers!Tarja Sammalkorpi, UPM2016-05-16T10:00:00Z<div><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http&#58;//assets-upmpaper.upm.com/images1/whats-new/News/_w/UPM_Paper_New_Future_Trade-press_300x160_jpg.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px 5px 5px 0px;" />The UPM Biofore story is now being delivered through the Responsible Fibre<sup>TM</sup> verification of a high performance UPM office paper range, creating a smart choice for a &quot;New Future&quot;.</p><p>New Future office papers is the first product range to carry the new Responsible Fibre<sup>TM</sup> trademark adopted by UPM. This new trademark innovatively combines UPM's environmental responsibility and social responsibility into one cohesive philosophy followed throughout the product lifecycle.</p><p>As the majority of UPM's business is based on a responsible use of fibre, this concept offers an unlimited number of opportunities to tell our Biofore story in a new way.</p><p>See the video in <a href="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul15Pz3L4Es" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul15Pz3L4Es</span></a> <br>Pay a visit to <a href="http&#58;//www.responsiblefibre.upm.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">www.responsiblefibre.upm.com</span></a> and learn how UPM can stand behind this trademark.</p><p><strong>For further information please contact&#58;<br></strong>Janeen Key, Marketing Manager, UPM Paper ENA, Merchants, Home &amp; Office, <a href="mailto&#58;janeen.key@upm.com" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">janeen.key@upm.com</span></a>, tel. +44 (0) 7739 82121<span></span>6&#160;<br><br>&#160;</p></div>GP0|#f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60;L0|#0f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60|Product news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM Evolution series products combine good converting properties with low substanceAnni Pakkala, Tulus Oy2016-05-06T07:00:00Z<p>​UPM Evolution series products, UPM Brilliant evo and UPM Honey evo, are developed to decrease the logistics costs and to improve material efficiency. The new 45 gsm release base papers are optimized to run well with paper based face materials in roll applications such as prime and variable information labeling.</p><p>“UPM Evolution series is a frontrunner that combines good converting properties particularly with low substance. The products offer optimized yield with high density. Excellent silicone hold out and good strength properties are basic features of these papers”, says Jaakko Rautalahti, Head of Product Development, UPM Label, Pack &amp; Release.</p><p>The products are resource effective, biodegradable and made of renewable resources. They are available in FSC<sup>®</sup> and PEFC™. </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http&#58;//assets-upmpaper.upm.com/images1/whats-new/News/UPM_EVO_label_roll_rollup.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;30px 10px 30px 0px;" />Consistent quality, good runnability and excellent converting properties of UPM Evolution products enable to achieve&#58; </p><ul><li>Cost savings from total amount of consumed liner</li><li>Savings in transport costs, energy and water consumption</li><li>More labels per reel and higher production efficiency</li><li>Less reel changes and waste</li><li>Use renewable raw material base</li><li>Reduce carbon footprint</li></ul><p>Technical specifications can be found in <a href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/papers" target="_blank">UPM Paper Online Catalogue</a>.<br><br>Technical specifications of the product can be found here&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/papers/Pages/Paper.aspx?ppid=2185&amp;region=EMEA&amp;language=en-gb" target="_blank">UPM Brilliant evo</a> and <a href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/papers/Pages/Paper.aspx?ppid=2181&amp;region=EMEA&amp;language=en-gb" target="_blank">UPM Honey evo</a>.</p><p><strong>For more information&#58;</strong><br>Jaakko Rautalahti, Head of Product Development, UPM Label, Pack &amp; Release, tel. +358405722863</p>GP0|#f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60;L0|#0f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60|Product news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
Thousands of books for refugee children Biofore Share & Care ProgrammeMartina Reuter, UPM2016-05-04T12:00:00Z<p>​<em>UPM and the Association of German Magazine Publishers (Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger, VDZ) jointly make available to the German </em><em>Reading</em><em> Foundation (Stiftung Lesen) reading and storytelling events for refugee children and their families.</em></p><p>Through its Biofore Share &amp; Care programme, UPM not only promotes the development of bioeconomy, but is also committed to the social, economic and ecological welfare of the communities close to its operations. One of our focus areas is the sponsoring of valuable activities in the education sector. Moreover, UPM's business practices meet all aspects relating to sustainable corporate governance. We are guided by the United Nations' sustainable development goals which, in addition to taking action against climate change, include ending poverty and reducing inequality. </p><p>The current influx of refugees has brought about a great awareness for these topics among people. The <strong>&quot;reading together – living together&quot;</strong> initiative that we have launched jointly with VDZ and Stiftung Lesen is designed to be a building block for equal opportunity and a good start for successful education. In this, diversity and equality play an important role for us. We aim to make a valuable contribution to the integration of refugees and, in particular, to support young people. By making reading and storytelling events available to refugee children, we want to give them pleasure and actively support their integration.</p><p>&quot;We are very happy to be a partner in the 'reading together – living together' project. Everyone has the right to education. A command of the language is an important prerequisite for this and for successful integration. Moreover, reading helps children to get to know the new world around them. I very much hope that this programme helps the integration of families who had to leave their home countries and I am confident that reading together will make a valuable contribution. Moreover it is just great to see how many volunteers get involved in the project,&quot; says <strong>Winfried Schaur</strong>, Executive Vice President, UPM Paper ENA.</p><p>Through our support, 75 reading boxes with 30 books each will be made available throughout Germany. Together with VDZ and Stiftung Lesen, we handed over the first reading boxes at the collective living quarters of Unionhilfswerk in Konrad-Wolf-Straße in Berlin's Lichtenberg neighbourhood in March. They were received with great enthusiasm. More reading boxes are scheduled to be handed over in Augsburg in the middle of May.</p><p>&#160;</p><p><strong>About UPM </strong>Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB">www.upm.com</span></a></p><p>The <strong>Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger e.V</strong>. is the umbrella organisation of German Magazine Publishers. It comprises three category associations (trade press magazines, confessional magazines and consumer magazines) and five federal-state associations. Its 450 member publishers with over 3,000 magazine titles represent approximately 80% of the German magazine market. As a services organisation, VDZ offers publishers a wide range of consulting, information and other services in all areas of the magazine business (adverts, sales, digital media, legal issues, business administration, environment and paper). As a trade association, it ensures, on a German and European level, that the concerns of magazine publishers are addressed. And, as an employers' association, it negotiates wage agreements for editorial staff on behalf of its federal-state associations. Moreover, through VDZ Akademie, VDZ makes an important contribution to education and further training in the media industry. More information is available on the internet at&#58; www.vdz.de, www.pz-online.de, www.deutsche-fachpresse.de, www.editorial-media, www.vdz-akademie.de, <span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><a href="http&#58;//www.publishers-summit.de/" target="_blank">www.publishers-summit.de</a></span></p><p><strong>Stiftung Lesen</strong> supports reading competence and access to literacy for all age and populations groups across all media. An operational foundation, it works closely with partners – federal and state ministries, scientific institutions, foundations, associations and industry – to carry out research and model projects and other broad-based programmes. Hallmark initiatives include the annual &quot;National Reading Aloud Day&quot;, the &quot;World Book Day&quot; and &quot;Start to Read – Three Milestones for Reading&quot;, an early infant development programme funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.&#160; The work of Stiftung Lesen is also supported by numerous celebrities acting as Reading Ambassadors. Founded in 1988, Stiftung Lesen is under the patronage of Germany's president, Joachim Gauck. For further information&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.stiftunglesen.de/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">www.stiftunglesen.de</span></a>. </p><p>&#160;</p>GP0|#dbad3779-2074-48a0-bba1-0eb989e7b754;L0|#0dbad3779-2074-48a0-bba1-0eb989e7b754|Other news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM CCK graphic is an ideal release base paper for demanding self-adhesive graphic artsAnni Pakkala, Tulus Oy2016-05-04T09:00:00Z<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http&#58;//assets-upmpaper.upm.com/images1/whats-new/News/UPM-paper-CCK-tram.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;10px;" />​To better respond to the requirements of a growing self-adhesive graphic arts market, the technical features of UPM CCK graphic have been further developed. This one side coated release base paper enables an excellent print result for the self-adhesive material because of its sheet uniformity, siliconizing properties, controlled release values and low curling. The new improved grade provides an excellent silicone hold-out, keeping silicone consumption low. </p><p>“The development of the self-adhesive graphic arts market is very interesting. UPM CCK graphic is our flagship product for this industry and the technical features of the product have been further developed to meet the set requirements. UPM CCK graphic is an ideal choice for the most demanding self-adhesive graphic art works – the product can be used for example in vehicle marking and point-of-sales materials – and the printability of the backside is good”, say Heli Borgström, Head of New Business Development, UPM Label, Pack &amp; Release.</p><p>UPM CCK graphic is suitable for diverse converting processes including solventless, solvent-based, UV and emulsion siliconising. It is available in basis weights&#58; 120, 127 and 135 135g/m2. The product in produced in UPM Jämsänkoski Mill in Finland and is available in FSC® and PEFC™. </p><p>Technical specifications of UPM CCK graphic can be found in the online paper catalogue&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/papers/Pages/Paper.aspx?ppid=2430&amp;region=EMEA&amp;language=en-gb">upmpaper.com/papers </a>or its mobile version&#58; <a href="http&#58;//m.upmpaper.com/Paper?productID=2430&amp;productName=UPM%20FlexCoat&amp;parentCatID=6&amp;languageCode=en-gb">m.upmpaper.com</a>.</p><p>To request samples, please contact your UPM local sales representative.</p><p><strong>For further information please contact&#58;</strong><br>Heli Borgström, Head of New Business Development, UPM Label, Pack &amp; Release<br>tel. +358 40 7048 496</p>GP0|#f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60;L0|#0f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60|Product news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
The new, brighter UPM Sol lets your printed material shineTarja Sammalkorpi, UPM2016-05-03T12:00:00Z<p>​The UPM Sol family has renewed itself. UPM Sol is a premium coated mechanical sheet-fed grade with a blue-white shade known for its high optical brightness levels. Now UPM has introduced an enhanced version of the paper pushing its brightness even higher. The new UPM Sol, in gloss, silk and matt surface has been available as of 1st March 2016.<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="UPM_Paper_UPM Sol family_upmpaper.jpg" src="/whats-new/all-news/PublishingImages/Pages/The-new,-brighter-UPM-Sol-lets-your-printed-material-shine/UPM_Paper_UPM%20Sol%20family_upmpaper.jpg" style="margin&#58;0px 5px 0px 0px;width&#58;234px;height&#58;159px;" /></p><p>UPM Sol is an ideal paper for end-uses such as books, brochures, catalogues, direct, mailing, promotional material, inserts, magazines and manuals. The paper is available in 60–100 g/m<sup>2</sup>. All UPM Sol papers have been awarded the EU Ecolabel. FSC and PEFC on request but subject to availability.</p><p>UPM Sol's further improved brightness properties add more contrast and intensity to texts, colours and images. UPM Sol papers have a unique combination of high brightness and excellent opacity.</p><p><strong>A high bulk newcomer – UPM Sol plus</strong></p><p>UPM is proud to present a unique, new coated mechanical sheet-fed grade with a matt surface and an exceptional bulk of 1.2, UPM Sol plus, as the sole supplier of such a grade. This opens wider views in special and standard graphic end-uses for CMS matt papers such as book publishing and completes our UPM Sol range of different surfaces and bulk levels. It offers a solution for versatile ideas in countless end uses and new creativeness. It is truly a paper with character and gives your printed material a substantial feel without adding weight.</p><p>&quot;We recognised a clear demand for high brightness, high performance papers with different bulk levels as well as touch and feel in relatively low substances. With UPM SOL plus added to the UPM Sol family, this is now possible due to the outstanding bulk level. That is why we are excited to present the new both brighter and bulkier UPM Sol family,&quot; says <strong>Anke Böckmann</strong>, Product Portfolio Manager, Merchants, Home &amp; Office, UPM.</p><p>The technical target values of UPM Sol can be found in the UPM Paper Catalogue at <a href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/papers/Pages/Brand.aspx?brid=52&amp;region=EMEA&amp;language=en-gb" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">upmpaper.com/papers</font></span></a>&#160;or its mobile version&#58; <a href="http&#58;//m.upmpaper.com/Products?gradeID=183&amp;gradeName=Coated%20mechanical&amp;parentCategoryID=1592&amp;parentRegionCode=EMEA&amp;languageCode=en-gb" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">m.upmpaper.com</span></a>.</p><p><strong>For further information please contact&#58;<br></strong>Anke Böckmann, Product Portfolio Manager, UPM Paper ENA, Merchants, Home &amp; Office, <a href="mailto&#58;anke.bockmann@upm.com" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">anke.bockmann@upm.com</span></a>, tel. +49 171 823 1754</p><p>&#160;</p>GP0|#f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60;L0|#0f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60|Product news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
New UPM FlexCoat strengthens the offering of UPM for packaging end usesAnni Pakkala, Tulus Oy2016-04-28T15:00:00Z<p>UPM is presenting a new product to its packaging paper range - UPM FlexCoat. UPM FlexCoat is a high white paper with smooth surface developed to meet the converting requirements of a modern flexible packaging market. This one side coated paper has a bright, clear and smooth printing surface to repeat the key brand elements perfectly. Strong strength properties of UPM FlexCoat assure effortless runs in flexo- and UV-flexo printing. </p><p>“There was a clear request for a product that is especially developed to meet the specific requirements of the flexible packaging industry. We responded to this request with UPM FlexCoat. The paper is produced at UPM Jämsä River Mills (at Jämsänkoski), Finland. UPM FlexCoat represents highest sustainability standards and forest certifications FSC® and PEFC™ are available on request. We continue develop our product range to meet our customers’ future needs, “states <strong>Heli Borgström</strong>, Head of New Business Development, UPM Label, Pack &amp; Release. </p><p>Technical specifications of UPM FlexCoat can be found in the online paper catalogue&#58; <font color="#0066cc"> <a href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/papers/Pages/Paper.aspx?ppid=2430&amp;region=EMEA&amp;language=en-gb" target="_blank">upmpaper.com/papers</a></font> or its mobile version&#58; <a href="http&#58;//m.upmpaper.com/Paper?productID=2430&amp;productName=UPM%20FlexCoat&amp;parentCatID=6&amp;languageCode=en-gb" target="_blank">m.upmpaper.com</a>.</p> <p>To request samples, please contact your UPM local sales representative.</p><p> <strong>For further information please contact&#58;</strong><br>Heli Borgström, Head of New Business Development, UPM Label, Pack &amp; Release, tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+358 40 7048 496<a title="Call&#58; +358 40 7048 496" href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/whats-new/all-news/Pages/New-UPM-FlexCoat-strengthens-UPM%c2%b4s-offering-for-packaging-end-uses.aspx#" 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;"></a></span></p>GP0|#f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60;L0|#0f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60|Product news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
Interim report Q1/2016: Growth projects and cost efficiency measures deliver improved earnings Riikka Schenk, UPM2016-04-26T09:00:00Z<p>​UPM-Kymmene Corporation Stock Exchange Release 26 April 2016 at 9&#58;25 EET&#160;</p><p><strong>Interim report Q1/2016&#58; Growth projects and cost efficiency measures deliver improved earnings </strong></p><p><strong>Q1 2016 highlights</strong><br>· Comparable EBIT increased by 34% to EUR 281 million (210 million).<br>· Growth projects contributed to UPM's earnings, with increasing deliveries in pulp, biofuels, label papers, fine papers in Asia and self-adhesive label materials.<br>· Variable and fixed costs decreased significantly, showing the full impact of last year's cost efficiency measures.<br>· Operating cash flow was strong at EUR 341 million (108 million).<br>· Net debt decreased to EUR 1,873 million (2,419 million), and gearing to 23% (31%).</p><p><img src="http&#58;//assets-upmpaper.upm.com/images1/whats-new/InterimReport1-2016KeyFigures.PNG" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px 5px 5px 0px;" /><br><strong></strong>&#160;</p><p><strong>Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO, comments on the Q1 result&#58;</strong><br>&quot;All in all, 2016 got off to a very good start. During the first quarter, we achieved a good level of operational efficiency, we were able to lower our costs significantly and the market environment was mostly favourable. Our comparable EBIT increased by 34% year-on-year to reach a record level in years. In addition, our cash flow was particularly strong, driving net debt further down.</p><p>The first quarter showed the full impact of last year's cost efficiency measures. Costs decreased in all businesses, but the impact was particularly visible in UPM Paper ENA's improved profitability. Our customers continued to rely on us with their business, while we improved operational efficiency significantly by closing up 800,000 tonnes of capacity.</p><p>Market demand continued to develop mostly favourably. We were able to respond to the increased customer demand with our growth projects in UPM Biorefining, UPM Paper Asia and UPM Raflatac. The ramp-ups started well and contributed to the deliveries and earnings.</p><p>Our work continues to realise the full earnings potential from the completed growth projects. Additionally, we will finalise the ongoing projects in Otepää plywood mill in Estonia and UPM Kaukas pulp mill in Finland. We will continue implementing our cost efficiency measures across all businesses. In the case of UPM Paper ENA, we are ensuring competitiveness by closing Madison Paper Industries in the US and selling UPM Schwedt paper mill in Germany.</p><p>We look confidently forward. Our balance sheet and cash flow are strong and put us in a good position to act on future opportunities.&quot;</p><p><strong>Outlook for 2016</strong><br>UPM's profitability improved in 2015 and the improvement is expected to continue in 2016. The business performance is underpinned by the company's growth projects and continuous cost efficiency measures.</p><p>UPM's growth projects are expected to contribute positively to the company's earnings in 2016, compared with 2015. UPM continues its measures to reduce variable and fixed costs also in 2016. Currencies are expected to contribute positively as hedges roll over, assuming relevant currencies stay at the same level as at the end of 2015.</p><p><strong>Conference call and press conference </strong><br>UPM's President and CEO Jussi Pesonen will present the results in a webcast and a conference call for analysts and investors, held in English language, today at 13&#58;15 EET.</p><p>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><strong>Conference call and webcast details&#58;</strong><br></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"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.upm.com</font></span></a> or through <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//cloud.magneetto.com/upm/2016_0426_q1/view" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">this link</font></span></a>. </p><p class="hugin">Only participants who wish to ask questions in the conference call need to dial in. 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+39 (0) 236010935" 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></p><p>**</p><p>It should be noted that certain statements herein, which are not historical facts, including, without limitation, those regarding expectations for market growth and developments; expectations for growth and profitability; and statements preceded by &quot;believes&quot;, &quot;expects&quot;, &quot;anticipates&quot;, &quot;foresees&quot;, or similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. Since these statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, they involve risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to materially differ from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to&#58; (1) operating factors such as continued success of manufacturing activities and the achievement of efficiencies therein including the availability and cost of production inputs, continued success of product development, acceptance of new products or services by the Group's targeted customers, success of the existing and future collaboration arrangements, changes in business strategy or development plans or targets, changes in the degree of protection created by the Group's patents and other intellectual property rights, the availability of capital on acceptable terms; (2) industry conditions, such as strength of product demand, intensity of competition, prevailing and future global market prices for the Group's products and the pricing pressures thereto, financial condition of the customers and the competitors of the Group, the potential introduction of competing products and technologies by competitors; and (3) general economic conditions, such as rates of economic growth in the Group's principal geographic markets or fluctuations in exchange and interest rates. The main earnings sensitivities and the group's cost structure are presented on page 18 of the 2015 Annual Report. Risks and opportunities are discussed on pages 17-18 and risks and risk management are presented on pages 84-86 of the report.</p><p>**</p><p>UPM-Kymmene Corporation<br>Pirkko Harrela<br>Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations</p><p><strong>UPM, Media Relations </strong><br>9.00-16.00 EET<br>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><a href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com">media@upm.com</a></p><p><strong>UPM</strong><br>Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p><p>Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Twitter</font></span></a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">LinkedIn</font></span></a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Facebook</font></span></a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">YouTube</font></span></a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Instagram</font></span></a></p><p><a href="http&#58;//hugin.info/165629/R/2006707/741526.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">UPM Interim Report Q1 2016</font></span></a></p>GP0|#b069b3e5-d676-481e-9285-cfba1f966253;L0|#0b069b3e5-d676-481e-9285-cfba1f966253|Stock exchange release;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM sells its Schwedt mill to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbHRiikka Schenk, UPM2016-04-26T06:00:00Z<p>(UPM, Helsinki, 26 April 2016 at 9&#58;00 EET) - UPM has signed an agreement to sell its Schwedt newsprint mill site and relevant assets to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH for the aim of a conversion into liner production. The entire personnel of Schwedt mill will transfer to LEIPA as old employees. The transaction price is EUR 70 million. The transaction is subject to customary third party approvals.<br> <br>As part of the transaction, the parties have agreed to enter into a contract manufacturing agreement for newsprint for a transition period which would end latest at the end of 2017. The mill’s capacity is 280,000 tonnes of newsprint annually.<br> <br>LEIPA will convert the mill into liner production. The planned production capacity would be approximately 450,000 tonnes of liner annually.<br> <br>“With this transaction UPM and LEIPA will have an improved opportunity to develop their businesses to meet the market needs. LEIPA is a solid and successful player in the liner business,” says <strong>Winfried Schaur</strong>, Executive Vice President, UPM Paper ENA.<br> <br>“The negotiations with LEIPA have proceeded well and we believe that the transaction will bring benefits to the employees in the form of future employment at a converted site,” says Schaur.<br> <br>UPM continues newsprint production at its Chapelle, Kaipola, Hürth, Schongau, Shotton and Steyrermühl mills.<br> <br> <br><strong>For further information please contact&#58;</strong><br>UPM Paper ENA media contact&#58;Klaus Kohler, Manager Stakeholder Relations, <a href="mailto&#58;klaus.kohler@upm.com">klaus.kohler@upm.com</a>, Tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+49 821 3109-225<a title="Call&#58; +49 821 3109-225" 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; +49 821 3109-225" 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>LEIPA media contact&#58; Nenad Nemarnik, LEIPA Group GmbH, Director Marketing and Sales Coordination, <a href="mailto&#58;nenad.nemarnik@leipa.de">nenad.nemarnik@leipa.de</a>, tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+49 160 2548278<a title="Call&#58; +49 160 2548278" 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; +49 160 2548278" 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> <br><strong>UPM, Media Desk </strong><br>9.00-16.00 EET <br>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><a href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com">media@upm.com</a><br>&#160;<br><strong>About UPM Schwedt</strong><br>UPM Schwedt manufactures standard newsprint with the annual capacity of 280,000 tonnes. Located in the Eastern part of Germany the mill employs about 240 people.<br> <br><strong>About UPM Paper ENA</strong><br>UPM Paper ENA (Europe &amp; North America) is the world’s leading producer of graphic papers, serving customers in Magazine Publishing &amp; Advertising, Merchants, Home &amp; Office, and Newspaper Publishing. A leader in sustainable and high performance papers, UPM Paper ENA’s production is located in Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, and the United States. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 9,500 people. To learn more about UPM Paper ENA visit&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/" target="_blank">www.upmpaper.com</a><br>&#160;<br><strong>About UPM</strong><br>Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately € 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM – The Biofore Company – <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p><p><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Follow UPM on</span> <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">LinkedIn</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Facebook</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">YouTube</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Instagram</span></a><br>&#160;<br><strong>About LEIPA </strong><br>LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH is part of the LEIPA GROUP. Currently the LEIPA group of companies produces approximately 900,000 tons of graphic paper and packaging paper per year at its Schwedt and Schrobenhausen locations, based on sustainable and environmentally friendly production processes.<br>In 2014, the family-run medium-sized enterprise with 1,450 members of staff generated consolidated sales of approximately EUR 650 million. <a href="http&#58;//www.leipa.de/" target="_blank">www.leipa.de</a></p>GP0|#726d3076-8e03-438a-b7d1-4f87dbaef030;L0|#0726d3076-8e03-438a-b7d1-4f87dbaef030|Investor news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx