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UPM BioVerno replaces fossil raw materials in petrochemicals

 

The renewable UPM BioVerno naphtha effectively cuts down your products’ carbon footprint. It is a drop-in solution that can replace fossil raw materials in all chemical industry solutions where fossil-based naphtha is used. It is equal to fossil raw materials in both quality and performance and suitable for all types of  bio-based applications in plastics, glues and films. Already today UPM BioVerno naphtha can be found in car parts, home appliances, household items, textiles and cosmetic and food packaging all around the globe.

Reduces the carbon footprint of your product

Replaces fossil raw materials with sustainable residue raw materials

Allows use of existing processing and recycling facilities

 

UPM BioVerno naphtha allows for a gradual transformation from fossil feedstock to bio-based feedstock as its physical properties and quality are identical to its fossil equivalent and it is fully compatible with existing production and recycling infrastructures.  

With UPM BioVerno naphtha there is no need to compromise on product safety, processing efficiency or recyclability.  

The raw material for Finnish UPM BioVerno naphtha is crude tall oil, a residue of the pulp making process. 

 
 

Explore the many ways to use UPM BioVerno naphtha in the chemical industry

UPM BioVerno naphtha is a drop-in solution. This means it works identically to fossil-based naphtha in all chemical industry solutions. UPM BioVerno naphtha can be used in various end uses, for example in packaging, consumer goods, fibres and textiles, and much more. 

 
 

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UPM BioVerno naphtha for chemicals

UPM BioVerno naphtha for chemicals

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UPM BioVerno naphtha is suitable for versatile petrochemical solutions

UPM BioVerno naphtha is a drop-in solution. This means it works identically to fossil-based naphtha in all chemical industry solutions. UPM BioVerno naphtha can be used in various end uses, for example in packaging, consumer goods, fibres and textiles, and much more.

By selecting UPM BioVerno naphtha there is no need to compromise on product safety, processing efficiency or recyclability. UPM BioVerno naphtha is fully compatible with existing production and recycling infrastructures.

Manufacturers can produce their goods just as before, and consumers will be able to use plastic items and packages just as they are used to, knowing that they are reducing their carbon footprint. At the end of the product's lifecycle it can be recycled – and if incinerated then renewable energy is produced.

 

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Additives

 

 

Crude tall oil as a raw material

Crude tall oil is a natural wood extract of mainly softwood origin. This renewable raw material comes from sustainably managed forests - extracted as a residue when separating wood fibre for pulp production.

A substantial part of the renewable raw material processed in Lappeenranta comes from UPM pulp mills in Finland, such as the neighbouring UPM Kaukas mill. The use of crude tall oil in biofuel production does not increase wood usage. 

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Explore UPM pulp mills at upmpulp.com

 

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