HELSINKI, Feb. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM collaborates with leading research organizations and small to medium sized companies in order to create a new ecosystem and novel wood-based innovations for the biomedical sector. The sector faces a growing need for products sourced from natural materials that are free from animal-derived components as they offer many advantages over currently used materials.Read more
AUGSBURG, Germany, Feb. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM supports the academy program of Plant-for-the-Planet, a charitable foundation that wants to contribute to climate protection. The foundation plants trees and organises children academies to promote sustainable thinking and environmental awareness.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Bernd Eikens has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for UPM Biorefining as of 1 March 2019. He will be based in Helsinki reporting to Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO.
Bernd Eikens is already a member of UPM's Executive Team, currently responsible for UPM Specialty Papers Business Area. He has been in his current role since 2016. Before that he was responsible for UPM's Communication Papers. He joined UPM in 1988.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM Raflatac, one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label stock, has opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in Johannesburg, South Africa. Operational since December 2018, the new Johannesburg terminal will supply innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products to label converters in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The grand opening of the new terminal was celebrated on February 7, 2019 with over 100 participants from around South Africa and the neighbouring countries, including customers and local trade media.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -The Finnish Parliament has yesterday 6 February 2019 approved a law that sets a gradually increasing 30% biofuels target for 2030. Furthermore, the law sets a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10% in 2030.
UPM welcomes the Finnish government's ambition to take transport decarbonisation seriously:Read more
FLORENCE, Italy , Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -Open house in Florence will reveal pioneering technology in a changing world. BOBST with its REVO Partners and Mouvent are pleased to host an open house in Florence, Italy during the first week of April.
During the open house, BOBST will unveil two “world premiere” end-to-end solutions and three “world premiere” breakthrough innovations, which will revolutionize the standards and the dynamics of the labels and packaging industry.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -Arla wants to provide consumers with new opportunities to choose more responsible products. This year, Arla has been the first company in Finland to use renewable wood-based bioplastics in gable top paperboard cartons for milk, yoghurt and cooking products.The tall oil-based raw material is a Finnish innovation by UPM.
As a result of the revamp, more than 40 million Arla packages will become more environmentally-friendly in 2019 to reflect consumers' wishes.Read more
HELSINKI, Jan. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM has today been ranked on the 23rd place in the list of 100 most sustainable corporations by the Corporate Knights, the Canadian-based media and research company. UPM is the only company listed in the Paper and Forest Products category. On the same date the company is also highlighted as a global leader on the CDP Forest A List.Read more