Las aerolíneas se preparan para el complejo transporte de la vacuna contra el COVID-19

Las compañías aéreas se adelantan a la autorización de la primera vacuna, y se preparan para transportar las dosis bajo condiciones especiales.El mundo está cada vez más cerca de contar con una vacuna contra el COVID-19.

ttr2UPM recognised the best in the forest and paper industry in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index

UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2020-2021.“Population growth, climate change and the scarcity of natural resources call for companies to take proactive actions. Finding alternatives to fossil materials and meeting global challenges is at the core of UPM's Biofore strategy,” says Sami Lundgren, VP, UPM Responsibility.

Ingenieros de TexasIngenieros de Texas, crean suelo que extrae agua del aire y lo distribuye en plantas

“El sistema de riego de agua atmosférico utiliza geles súper absorbentes de humedad para capturar el agua del aire. Cuando el suelo se calienta a una cierta temperatura, los geles liberan el agua que será utilizada por las plantas”; y “cuando el suelo libera el agua, parte de ella vuelve al aire, aumentando la humedad y facilitando la continuación del ciclo de cosecha”

ampolaMaking every poppy count for Armistice Day 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic in the UK is causing veteran charities to lose out on donations, but will it change the way the country honours its war dead?.Buying a poppy ahead of Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, which annually marks the end of hostilities on November 11, 1918, is normally straightforward. However, Covid-19 and a nationwide lockdown means that veterans, many of whom are elderly, have been unable to sell poppies in person and raise the much-needed funds to support the Armed Forces community and their families.

PULS UPMA Chinese job with a view of the world

As part of our Humans of Pulp series, we profile Lili Zhou who oversees Technical Customer Service for UPM Pulp Sales in China.It has been just over a year since Lili Zhou was promoted to senior manager of the Asia Pacific (APAC) Technical Customer Service team, marking yet another step up the career ladder for the long-serving Chinese UPMer.Zhou joined UPM in 2003 immediately after graduating from university, where she had majored in pulp and papermaking and first heard about her future employer.

embarazadaCould the emerging middle class send diaper demand through the roof?

How growing demand for diapers in emerging markets could influence the production and design of the global diaper market.Diapers are very much in fashion, with the global market estimated to reach USD 51.53 billion by 2024 – up from USD 43.38 billion in 2019. According to Euromonitor International, this five-year 3.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is being driven by emerging markets in Asia and Africa, including four of the seven most populous countries in the world: China (7.4% CAGR), India (14.8%), Indonesia (11.8%) and Nigeria (13.3%).

plantacionThe Uruguayan forestry miracle

Unlike most of its neighbouring countries, Uruguay’s forests are actually growing. How has one of South America’s smallest countries bucked the trend?.South America is extremely diverse in terms of ecosystems: rainforest, desert, mountain forest, dry forest, native pastures, wetlands, peatlands, grasslands and mangroves create a melting pot of landscapes. Despite this diversity, the Amazon rainforest, which spreads across almost a third of the continent and occupies nine countries, tends to steal all the headlines.