Helsinki, Finland 18 October 2012 -- The expansion of UPM Kymi mill’s converting department has now been concluded, and the production of coated fine paper sheets has started. The new sheeting line was taken into use 25 September and the first sheets have already been delivered to customers.
The aim of the new sheeting line is to serve UPM’s customers in close-by markets faster, better and more flexibly than before, and to support the production efficiency of the integrated mill site. The investment has also positive employment effects since the new sheeting line has created 24 new jobs.
“Our customers value consistent quality, therefore the quality and the interchangeability with UPM Nordland paper mill’s products is crucial for Kymi mill’s new sheeting production. Also the wrapping is of great importance; it has to protect the paper during handling and transportation,” commented Matti Laaksonen, Production Director, UPM Kymi paper mill.
The product portfolio consists of UPM Finesse gloss, premium silk and silk in 90-150 g/m2. The coated UPM Finesse fine paper sheets are excellent for various graphic printing purposes, such as magazines, prestigious catalogues and advertising materials.
UPM Kymi paper mill produces approximately 830,000 tonnes of coated and uncoated fine paper per year. In addition to the coated sheets, UPM Kymi mill's sheet production includes A4 size printer and copy paper. UPM produces the majority of its European coated sheets in Germany at UPM Nordland mill.
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UPM Kymi is an environmentally efficient integrated mill site producing pulp, paper and energy. Kymi produces bleached softwood and hardwood kraft pulp as well as coated and uncoated fine paper. Kymi employs about 600 people.