UPM expands production of UPM Brite paper family into Austria

UPM informed that the company decided to expand UPM Brite family production to its UPM Steyrermühl mill in Austria.

The UPM Brite family offers a selection of choices in terms of brightness, bulk and basis weight. It offers a high performance platform for various printed products on coldset web offset machines. The paper is made of a combination of recycled and fresh fibre and it carries the EU Ecolabel guiding consumers who want to buy environmentally sound products. The papers are available in up to 80 brightness levels.

Matthias Reh, Product Portfolio Director at UPM Paper ENA, commented:

“We already have wide geographical coverage in Germany, France and Finland, but the latest product development initiatives enable us to increase and strengthen our local presence in Central Europe and to improve our service promises to customers nearby.

Extended print runs at various coldset customers have proven a maximum of interchangeability between our local mills in Central Europe. We have been able to match the same standards of quality and are now offering the complete range of high-performance papers for coldset enduse from Austria as well.”

As part of the real estate portfolio development UPM has for several years regularly sold forest assets located far from its mills.

Tornator is a leading company specialised in responsible forestry with own forests in Finland, Estonia and Romania. The group had approximately EUR 97 million turnover in 2016 and the balance sheet grew close to 1.4 billion euros. The group employs around 200 people.

Earlier UPM and Tornator  signed a letter of intent on forestry land sales and long-term wood supply.

About UPM:

The company is largely focused on fibre- and biomass-based businesses, recyclable raw materials and products. UPM integrates bio and forest industries and operates across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) and UPM Plywood.

Source: Woodbizforum