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New faster formable UPM Grada 2000 showcased at Interzum fair in Cologne

UPM’s thermo-formable wood material UPM Grada is now faster to form than before. New UPM Grada 2000 becomes formable in significantly lower temperature than before. Lower forming temperature means shorter warm-up time and faster cool-down reducing production time and energy consumption remarkably. Manufacturing time of one form pressed component can be reduced down to less than one minute. Lower energy consumption makes UPM Grada 2000 even more sustainable choice for form pressing.

In addition to standard birch faced boards, UPM Grada 2000 product family offers the UPM Grada 2000 Easy Top product, which has glue films for surface materials pre-applied both sides of the board. Pre-applied glue films enhance the form pressing process further as there is no need to handle additional glue.

UPM Grada 2000 product family will be showcased at the international Interzum fair in Cologne 5-8 May, 2015. In addition to UPM Grada materials UPM’s stand will present the German CFF’s wooden profiles made of UPM Grada 2000 which can be up to three meters in length. In addition, at the fair will be possible to see Danzer’s and UPM’s cooperation for extreme-formable Grada 3D material. The fair visitors will also have the opportunity to try forming of UPM Grada by themselves.

UPM Grada stand is part of Interzum’s Materials & Nature exhibition. UPM’s stand is E-13 at hall 4.2.

For more information, please contact:
Mikko Tilli, UPM Plywood, tel. +358 40 674 3809,

UPM Grada® is a new thermo-formable wood material for the form pressing industry. Grada technology revitalises the forming of wood with heat and pressure and opens up new opportunities for designs not achievable with traditional methods. UPM Grada’s unique forming properties enable high quality and ecological designs which are also visually appealing. UPM Grada – Safe, Durable, Ecological