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UPM to Increase Specialty Paper Capacity at Jämsänkoski Mill in Finland

UPM calender UPM plans to rebuild a calender at Jämsänkoski Mill in Finland. The project will enable the mill to produce an additional capacity of about 40,000 tonnes per year of glassine and supercalendered kraft paper.

Jan. 31, 2018 - UPM announced that it will expand its glassine and supercalendered kraft (SCK) paper manufacturing capacity by rebuilding a calender at UPM Jämsänkoski Mill in Finland. The additional capacity of approximately 40,000 tonnes per year will be available in the fourth quarter of 2018.

During the expansion, production at the mill will continue normally. UPM has also successfully developed UPM Kymi Mill's capability to produce one side coated products, which will uphold its production capacity levels.

In addition to the Jämsänkoski investment, UPM has decided to conduct a feasibility study on the conversion of the fine paper machine PM2 at Nordland Papier into release liner production. UPM expects the study to be completed during the first half of 2018.

"UPM Specialty Papers' markets are growing and with the possible machine conversion in Nordland in addition to Jämsänkoski's calender investment, we plan to be part of the growth,” said Bernd Eikens, Executive Vice President of UPM Specialty Papers. “Our aim is to be the preferred partner for our customers and enable our customers' growth both regionally and globally.”

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SOURCE: UPM