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UPM to invest EUR 30 million to boost pulp production at Kaukas pulp mill, Finland

UPM to invest EUR 30 million to boost pulp production at Kaukas pulp mill, Finland

Introduction:

UPM plans to further improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill in Lappeenranta, Finland, by upgrading the mill's production process with a EUR 30 million investment.

Features:

The upgrade will be targeted in the mill's fibre lines, recovery boiler, evaporation, bailing and wood handling. Erection of the main equipment and start-up are scheduled for the spring of 2018.

After this new project, annual production capacity of the Kaukas mill will increase by 30,000 tonnes from the current 740,000 to 770,000 tonnes of softwood and birch pulp in 2019. The majority of its production is softwood. The Kaukas softwood pulp, UPM Conifer Reinforcement, is known in the market as a strong reinforcement pulp suitable for end-uses requiring good strength properties.

Demand for pulp continues to grow especially in paper grades that are used in consumer goods. Examples of such grades are tissue, label papers and board. In previous years we have replied to growing demand with similar targeted investments in all of our pulp mills and thus cost-efficiently increased our annual pulp production capacity altogether by more than 500,000 tonnes since 2013, says Saarela, Vice President, Finland Operations, UPM Pulp.

Specifications:

Company Name UPM
Location Finland
Type Upgrade Of Production Process
Estimated Cost EUR 30 million

 

Source: upm.com 

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