5 January 2022
UPM Finland Paper Mills Go On Strike
AUGSBURG, GERMANY—
Major European paper  manufacture  of printing grades.
Major European paper manufacture of printing grades.
 UPM one of Europes largest paper manufactures Finnish mills are now on strike , with the printing industry braced for its likely impact on paper supplies.This will effect the European paper market which will then hit the North American market .  Members of the Paperworkers’ Union, began the strike at 6am on 1 January. It’s understood to involve some 3,000 workers. The UPM businesses affected by the strikes are: UPM Pulp, UPM Biofuels, UPM Communication Papers, UPM Specialty Papers and UPM Raflatac.
UPM Kymi mill largest in Findlanf with 750 employees
UPM Kymi mill largest in Findlanf with 750 employees
The UPM Finland mills effected include Jämsänkoski (graphic papers including uncoated magazine paper and specialty papers), Kymi (WFC and WFU graphic papers including Finesse and Fine),  Kaukas (LWC graphic papers including Ultra and Star), Rauma (LWC magazine papers), Tervasaari (specialty release liner base papers), Raflatac Tampere (labels), Kymi, Pietarsaari and Kaukas pulp mills are also included. UPM said that “to the extent possible” it would service its customers from its mills located outside of Finland.
 
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