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UPM Nordland rebuilds PM 2, production restarts in November


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24 Oct 2019 − 

About 180,000 tpy of output capacity for woodfree uncoated and coated paper are being removed from the market.

Production on UPM's PM 2 at its Nordland mill was stopped at the beginning of October. A spokesman of the company told EUWID that the paper machine was now undergoing the planned rebuild for the production of label release papers, which is scheduled to start in November.

PM 2 produced up to 180,000 tonnes per year of woodfree printing and writing paper, mainly uncoated, before its temporary shutdown. The line also produced woodfree coated paper with an offline coater. After the rebuild, the capacity of the PM will be at a reduced level due to the lower surface weights of the label release papers and will be reported at approximately 110,000 tonnes per year.

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