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UPM Asia R & D Center China's local R & D for development fiber monitoring, grinding, pulping, paper testing, printing simulation control in the newly completed UPM Asia R & D center in Changshu Development Zone, Jiangsu Province, eight well-equipped laboratories with world-class scientific research facilities have been put in place, which will undertake fiber research, production support, printing quality analysis and evaluation, respectively. Scientific research, product development and high value-added products such as self-adhesive labels are important components of our strategy to achieve growth in the world's most important market. Mr. bessoning, CEO of UPM group, who made a special trip from Finland to China to celebrate the opening ceremony of the Asian R & D center and the self-adhesive label manufacturer, stressed to

Finland is a Nordic country that attaches great importance to R & D and innovation. The national investment in R & D, including enterprises, accounts for 3.5% of GDP, ranking first in the field of R & D investment in the world. UPM group, as the world's leading forestry products group, has factories in 15 countries and regions around the world. Its main products include printing, traditional chemical fiber, and serious overcapacity.nbsp; The innovation of new materials owes to the "heat" paper, paper processing materials and wooden products, with sales of 10billion euros in 2006. According to Mr. bessonin, UPM adheres to the principle of sustainable development and attaches great importance to comprehensively understanding and considering the impact of its products, processes and raw materials on the environment. As an enterprise that completely depends on natural resources, we must protect the natural environment more. For this reason, the group invests 100million euros in research and development every year. He emphasized

when talking about the group's R & D plan, Mr. Bei Songning proposed that the Asian R & D center built in China with an investment of 7.2 million US dollars is the group's fourth largest R & D institution and the group's main scientific and technological R & D base in Asia. Its launch will further enrich the professional knowledge and experience of UPM's R & D centers in Finland, Germany and the United States, and use global networks to carry out special research. UPM has established a complete R & D network. Every year, we will formulate an overall R & D plan and allocate R & D projects specifically, so as to strengthen the cooperation of various centers and provide high-quality services for pulp mills, paper mills and their paper products processing plants worldwide

Mr. Bei Songning believes that the purpose of research and development is to effectively seek solutions to various short-term and long-term challenges. UPM's R & D function model is built with the purpose of serving customers wholeheartedly. Relying on this model, UPM can focus on practical research work and organically combine R & D with sales, marketing and production. In addition, the research and development work is divided into internal research and external cooperation. Internal research includes the development of products and processes or the development of the company's venture capital projects. Foreign cooperation refers to R & D cooperation with colleges and universities, scientific research institutions and chemical and machinery suppliers, which are helpless and difficult

in UPM R & D projects, making full use of local resources and adapting research and development to local conditions are important principles for pursuing sustainable development. Mr. Bei Songning introduced in detail that the main task of the Asian R & D center is to study locally produced paper fibers and industrial processing technology. These fibers include non wood fibers such as local straw, reed and bamboo fibers. UPM chose to research and develop non wood fiber technologies and products in China, which is very insightful. It is understood that the rational development and utilization of non wood fibers has been a challenging research topic in China for many years. Non wood fiber has always been an important raw material for papermaking in China. In 1980, the output of non wood pulp in China was 3.28 million tons, which has increased to 12.6 million tons in recent years, accounting for 77.3% of the output of domestic primary pulp from 74.9%. In particular, rice and wheat straw have accounted for more than 70% of the consumption of non wood fiber raw materials

from the perspective of China's national conditions, it will be easier to operate. Pulping and papermaking with non wood fiber resources will continue for a long time. However, at present, there are some problems in the non wood pulp production line, such as small scale, slow construction of raw material base, high operation cost of supporting environmental protection equipment and so on. UPM believes that China is unique in the world in the use of non wood fibers in papermaking and has a long history, but the use of non wood fibers will cause environmental pollution in the process of pulp production and papermaking, which needs to be solved before these raw materials can be fully used in modern industrial production. Therefore, the Asian R & D center set up in China will be responsible for studying local fiber raw materials, so as to provide technical service support for our production departments and customers in China and the Asia Pacific region, so as to promote the development of new products and new product concepts, including the increasingly promising market of China's local pulping and papermaking raw material recycling plastic granulator, and further strengthen the support for local production and customer service

it is far from enough to rely on the strength of one enterprise to complete scientific research projects. It also needs the support of funds and human resources from all aspects. UPM has accumulated rich knowledge in the practice of production, learning and research, and actively cooperates with other pulp institutions. After the celebration of the opening ceremony of the Asian R & D center, UPM also specially organized a Sino Finnish paper industry production, learning and research cooperation seminar. Experts from Finnish and Chinese paper related scientific research institutions and colleges and universities gathered together to exchange and explore various ways of cooperation. At the seminar, I talked with Mr. Miguel from the Finnish pulp Research Institute. He told UPM that UPM owns 39% of the shares of pulp Research Institute. At the same time, the research institutes with UPM also include the paper technology centers in Germany and France and the paper research institute in Canada

Mr. heyanin, the chief representative of the Finnish National Technical Supervision Bureau in Shanghai, said in an interview that we are convinced that challenging and innovative R & D projects need sufficient financial support to ensure success on a global scale. Therefore, the institution will allocate low interest loans or government grants as needed, and determine the range of investment according to the nature of completed projects and research. Although UPM is a large enterprise, the Technical Supervision Bureau will also allocate some funds to it and ask it to help more small enterprises jointly carry out scientific research to drive their common development

according to Ms. Zhang Yan, head of UPM Asia Research Institute, the group has established contacts with all major universities and research institutes in the field of papermaking in China, and looks forward to working closely with relevant parties on some projects. At present, UPM has become a member of the Tsinghua University School enterprise cooperation committee, and will carry out more cooperation with Tsinghua University in the next few years

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