UPM ProFi at the Roihu 2016 Finnjamboree
UPM ProFi composite is used in the largest youth event in Finland, Roihu 2016 Finnjamboree in the forests of Evo, near the town of Hämeenlinna, on July 20-28. Composite is used as a flooring material in several structures around the camp area. Floors are at hard use: Roihu collects together over 17,000 campers.
“UPM ProFi composite is great for the scout camp because it is weatherproof and easy to install. Composite has been used in several sites from dressing rooms to the surface of a quay”, says Jari Nisula who is the purchasing manager for the camp and has his day job in UPM Biocomposites.
The structures have been created from other UPM materials as well: timber and plywood. The campers also receive paper for printing and drawing. UPM supplies the jamboree’s freight logistics with wood-based, renewable BioVerno diesel fuel, and a UPM BioVerno testbus for the visiting day transportation.
The cooperation between UPM and The Guides and Scouts of Finland, which began last year, takes many forms at Roihu. The Roihu cooperation is part of a larger collaboration between UPM and the Guides and Scouts of Finland. The common objectives include improving young people’s relationship with the forest and encouraging them to see the forest as a versatile source of well-being.
The Roihu camp has different activity valleys. In the forest activity valley, the campers establish a forest industry company of their own and develop wood material innovations based on UPM products.