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UPPC AIMS TO BE NUMBER ONE

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United Pulp and Paper Co Inc (UPPC) is the biggest industrial paper manufacturer in the Philippines located at Calumpit, Bulacan province, some 50 km north of Manila. The plant covers 46.6 ha of land. With two paper machines, the mill's annual capacity is 230,000 tonnes. The products include test linerboard and corrugating medium paper, both kinds are made from OCC. UPPC's capacity accounts for around 35% of the Philippines' containerboard capacity according to a report released by Philippine Pulp & Paper Manufacturers' Association. The UPPC manufacturing complex is powered by its own co-generation facility. The company brought a new 25-MW power plant on stream in early 2006. The plant uses sludge, rice husks and other biomass as fuel. The company cares about waste water treatment, says VP and manufacturing plant manager Wichan Jipukdee, UPPC's effluent treatment plant is one of the most technologically advanced waste water treatment facilities in the Philippines today.

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