In order to meet growing demand for label paper and to produce thinner label release base paper UPM rebuild the PM 8 at its Tervarsaari mill. The machine is now up and running.
UPM Tervasaari mill’s paper machine 8, producing label release base papers, has been started up after major renovation. Modifications have been made throughout the paper machine in order to increase speed and improve paper quality. UPM said that the rebuild will increase the capacity of the paper machine by 30,000 tpy. PM 8 was built in 1996. It underwent major renovations in 2006.
The UPM Tervasaari mill produces approximately 385,000 tpy of specialty papers annually using three paper machines. UPM signed a preliminary contract in February 2012 and will sell its packaging paper production to the Swedish company Billerud. The transaction includes two packaging paper machines: PM 7 in Tervasaari that produces kraft papers, i.e. envelope, bag and technical papers, and PM 1 in Pietarsaari that produces kraft paper and sack kraft paper. The aim is to finalise the transaction during the second quarter of 2012.