Papermarking has a long tradition
The basic principles of papermaking have remained almost unchanged for two thousand years. Fibres are distributed evenly in water and the water is drained, leaving the fibres bonded together. Today, we utilise the most advanced technology, not only to make paper, but also to ensure that the process utilises raw materials in the most sustainable way, with a minimal impact on the environment at every stage from resources to recycling.
The paper business has a long tradition with UPM and has long been a very important business sector of the Group. UPM as we know it today has its roots in the Finnish paper-, pulp- and sawmill industry. Over the decades, numerous forest-based companies in Finland have joined forces to form a globally operating and export-oriented corporation. Some of the mills, e. g. Kymi, Kaukas or Rauma, are still important parts of UPM Communication Papers today.