UPM to invest in the quality of newsprint at the Chapelle Darblay mill

Archive 29.6.2007 0:00 EEST

(UPM, Grand-Couronne, June 29, 2007 at 10.30) – UPM will modernize the newsprint production line at its Chapelle Darblay mill in France by investing EUR 15 million to improve product quality. The modernization will encompass the mill's existing de-inking plant and paper machine 6.

The rebuilt line is scheduled to start in January 2008. After the investment, the annual production capacity of the line will be 250,000 tonnes.

"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" says 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.

For further information please contact:
Mr Armin Schmidt, Production Manager, UPM Chapelle Darblay, tel. + 33 2 3518 4117

Notes for editors:
UPM is one of the world’s leading forest products groups. The Group's sales in 2006 were EUR 10 billion, and it has about 28,000 employees. UPM's main products include printing papers, converting materials and wood products. The company has production plants in 15 countries and its main market areas are Europe and North America. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York stock exchanges. www.upm-kymmene.com