UPM BioVerno naphtha is a bioproduct that can be used as a biomaterial in various chemical industry products, e.g., plastics, to replace fossil materials.
Frequently Asked Questions about UPM BioVerno for chemicals
What is UPM BioVerno naphtha
UPM BioVerno naphtha is made from a residue of the forest industry, crude tall oil. Crude tall oil is a residue of pulp production.
Yes, it can replace fossil raw materials in plastic products and thus reduce emissions during their life cycle.
Properties of UPM BioVerno naphtha
The physical and qualitative properties of the product are identical to fossil equivalents, and UPM BioVerno naphtha can be used in all the same end products.
Yes, it can – and should – be recycled.
No, this would not be a benefit when used in food and liquid packaging.
Use of UPM BioVerno naphtha
UPM BioVerno naphtha can be used for all the same purposes as fossil naphtha. It can replace fossil raw materials in various applications, for example, packaging, automotive products and electronics, furniture and textiles. A concrete example of the product’s use is cardboard packaging for liquids, such as milk cartons.
Yes, carbon emissions can be significantly reduced by using it to replace fossil materials in various applications.
In principle, yes. In practice, the bio-based raw material, UPM BioVerno naphtha, is allocated to the final product following the so-called mass balance principle. This means that the final product can contain as much biomaterial as was used to make the product.