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Building Success on Renewable Forest Biomass in the United States
UPM is a global forest industry company and a major force in the bioeconomy. It develops innovative
businesses from responsibly sourced, renewable raw materials. UPM is the only paper company listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the only forest industry company that has been invited to join the United Nations Global Compact LEAD, a platform for leaders in corporate sustainability.
While the company has global operations across all business areas
– UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper ENA, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, and UPM Plywood — the first two are deeply rooted in American soil.
Leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labels
UPM Raflatac is the world’s second- largest producer of self-adhesive label materials that have a wide range of end-uses in the food, personal care, pharmaceutical and retail industries. Raflatac’s strengths stem from its global-scale R&D and superior technical expertise, which are buttressed by strategically located production, efficient supply chains, and delivery networks.
UPM Paper ENA is the world’s leading producer of graphic papers, offering an extensive product range for advertising, magazine and newspaper publishing, and home and office use.
Raflatac’s operations in the United States started in 1985 with the opening of a production plant in Fletcher, North Carolina. Today there are plants in Mills River, North Carolina, and in Dixon, Illinois. With its sizable investments in North America, Raflatac has leveraged its European market leader position and grown into a significant player in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Leading producer of graphic papers
UPM Paper ENA (Europe & North America) produces magazine papers, newsprint and fine papers from renewable raw
materials. It is well known for its high- quality product range and excellent customer service. UPM Paper ENA focuses on responsible sourcing, environmental expertise and technical know-how that support continuous product development and that further strengthens its market position.
The Blandin paper mill is located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. UPM is one
of the largest private land owners in Minnesota, with more than 187,000 acres
UPM owns more than 187,000 acres
of mixed native hardwood forest in northern Minnesota. The forest land
is SFI certified (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) and there is a conservation easement, demonstrating the company’s commitment to high-quality sustainable management.
Photo: UPM
Photo: UPM

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