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UPM to Upgrade Newsprint Machine in France

June 29, 2007 - UPM said that it will spend EUR 15 million to upgrade a newsprint production line at its Chapelle Darblay mill in France.

The modernization project is designed to improve product quality at the mill's existing de-inking plant and paper machine 6, UPM said.

"With this investment we will increase the efficiency of the production line and improve the quality of our standard newsprint to correspond to the highest quality requirements of our customers," said project manager Armin Schmidt.

UPM's Chapelle Darblay paper mill is located in Grand-Couronne in northern France. The mill employs 440 people and operates two paper machines with a total annual production capacity of 350,000 tonnes of newsprint. Chapelle Darblay's paper production is based on 100% recycled fiber.

The rebuilt line is scheduled to start in January 2008 and will have a capacity of 250,000 tpy.

SOURCE: UPM




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