By 2030, the focus of the global consumer marketplace will have shifted to Asia and the middle class of its growing cities. Products and services will become digital, but demand will also grow in another rising segment: renewable biomaterials.
The threat of infections and ‘super bugs’ have health-care facilities looking for ways and means to control infections while rationalizing costs. Environmentally sound pulp-based materials are helping them do just that.
The recent report by CARU (Comisión Administradora del Río Uruguay) confirms that the UPM Fray Bentos mill fulfils the strictest environmental criteria and the operation of the pulp mill does not have an impact on the Uruguay River.
The second UPM Future Professional apprenticeship programme, organised at UPM Kymi pulp and paper mill and Kaukas pulp mill, began on a sunny winter’s day at Vierumäki, near Lahti, just after the World Ski Championships.
Pulp is a versatile raw material, and its demand is on a trajectory of constant growth, particularly in emerging markets. UPM has strengthened its foothold in these growing markets by investing in all its pulp mills.