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UPM to begin coated fine paper sheet production in Finland

Finland-based coated fine paper manufacturer UPM will begin the production of coated fine paper sheets at its Kymi Mill in Kouvola, Finland in the middle of 2012.

UPM said the expansion of the Kymi Mill finishing room, at a cost of €15m will begin in autumn 2011.

The project will include a new sheeting, ream wrapping and pallet packaging line. The project will also involve making technical changes related to the handling of the reels of paper machine 8.

The new sheeting line will serve customers in close-by markets more efficiently and flexibly, and to support the production efficiency of the integrated mill site. The coated finesse fine paper sheets are used for various graphic printing purposes, such as printed advertising material.

The Kymi Mill produces 830,000 tonne of coated and uncoated fine paper per year. The plant currently produces A4 size printer and copy paper made of uncoated fine paper. UPM also produces coated sheets in Germany at its Nordland Papier Mill.