UPM launches a new, economical solution for the thin print market

Press Release 6/22/2017 12:00 PM UTC

(UPM, Helsinki, 22 June 2017 at 14:00 EET) - The Biofore company UPM has launched a new solution for the thin print market. The revolutionary paper, UPM EcoLite, has been specially designed to meet the needs of customers printing pharmaceutical leaflets and religious literature as well as user manuals and instructions. By choosing this new paper, UPM's customers will benefit from significant cost savings compared to a conventional paper solution.

"The product is a result of extensive R&D work at Kaipola mill in Finland. The name, UPM EcoLite, says it all: In addition to being an ecological choice, it offers our customers an economical option without compromising on the reading experience or folding properties of the paper," stated Joonas Järvinen, New Business Development Manager, News and Retail at UPM.

UPM EcoLite is available in 29, 32, 34 and 38 g/m2. A lighter paper equals a smaller environmental footprint as it requires fewer raw materials, less water and less energy to produce and transport.

"The development of lightweight papers is a perfect example of resource efficiency, which is one of the cornerstones of our sustainable operations. Our customers get the same printing area using less materials. At the same time, the environmental impacts of production and the supply chain as a whole decrease significantly," Järvinen added.

Over the past few years, UPM's performance and continuous work on corporate responsibility has been recognized by several international bodies. The company has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI) for the fifth consecutive year. As of January 2016, UPM has been a member of UN Global Compact LEAD as the first forest industry company.

For further information on the new paper, please visit www.upmpaper.com/ecolite

For further information, please contact:
Joonas Järvinen, New Business Development Manager, UPM Paper ENA
Tel. +358 400 448 314, joonas.jarvinen@upm.com

UPM, Media Relations
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About UPM Paper ENA
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 for home and office use. The high-performance papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers' businesses, while actively fulfilling demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria. With its headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 8000 people. Find out more about UPM Paper ENA and its products at www.upmpaper.com

About UPM
Through its renewal of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: 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 all 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 - www.upm.com

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