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Sustainable packaging papers for a world beyond fossils

Renewable. Recyclable. Remarkable.
Our sustainable packaging papers frees you from non-renewable materials to shape a cleaner and greener future beyond fossils.


Leaders in sustainability.

Trees are life. They are the lungs of our planet. And they provide a natural answer to the challenge of reducing our environmental impact. UPM only uses raw materials from sustainably managed forests to craft papers for the next generation of fibre-based packaging. As a recognised leader in sustainability, we offer high quality packaging papers for a world beyond fossils.


Welcome to the new growth industry

Sustainably managed forests provide a truly renewable source of raw materials for sustainable packaging. Rather than generate emissions, trees soak carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transform it into pure oxygen. That’s why UPM plants 50 million trees a year. Why 100% of our fibre come from sustainable sources. And why we believe forests are the answer to a bio-based future beyond fossils.


Meet your recycling targets, again and again (and again and again...).

Recycling is now a non-negotiable part of sustainable packaging design, creating new life from old products. Consumers expect your support in using resources efficiently, reducing emissions, and living eco-friendly lifestyles. As end-of-life management becomes an essential part of the product cycle, our papers for  packaging  and labelling are all renewable, recyclable and even biodegradable. 



Discover the endless possibilities of wood

Natural. Renewable. Our fibre-based sustainable packaging papers offer endless possibilities to express your brand and manage your carbon footprint. As an industry-recognised leader in sustainability, trust UPM to craft renewable and recyclable packaging options that contribute to a responsibly-managed world. Are you ready to unleash the potential of wood?


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High performance papers

Every product in our portfolio is recyclable. Crafted from raw materials sourced only from sustainably managed forests. Available with FSC® and PEFC certification. Designed to perform efficiently on high-speed packaging lines, our packaging papers are also safe for contact with food to offer complete peace of mind.


Barrier paper

Give your products a natural look and feel with UPM barrier papers, which can all be recycled in regular paper recycling.

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C1S for flexible packaging

Guarantee shelf appeal with our premium, coated one-side packaging. Suitable for food and non-food use, it can also be used in multi-material flexible packaging constructions.

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Label papers

Bring your brand values alive with high quality label face papers that offer good printability to stand out on the shelves and ensure even the finest details are legible.

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Kraft paper

UPM’s family of MF Kraft papers strike the perfect balance between strength and printability to help you make a visual impact.

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View our Paper Catalogue to discover the complete range of sustainable packaging papers.


UPM is a member of CEPI 4evergreen

UPM is a member of 4evergreen which is a new initative by Cepi, the European association representing the paper industry. 4evergreen aims to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy. 4evergreen was created as a forum to engage and connect industry members from across the fibre-based packaging value chain, from paper and board producers to packaging converters, brand owners and retailers, technology and material suppliers, waste sorters and collectors.


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