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How to use UPM BioVerno naphtha


UPM BioVerno naphtha is a drop-in product that can be used in all the same chemical industry solutions where fossil-based naphtha is used.


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.


UPM BioVerno naphtha is suitable for versatile petrochemical solutions











What kind of plastics can you produce?

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.




UPM BioVerno naphtha cases


Elopak – The natural solution for renewable plastic


About 20% of a typical paperboard beverage carton is made up of fossil-based plastic. This plastic barrier coating holds the liquid and prevents migration of air and flavours through the paperboard.

But how to reduce amount of fossil-based plastic and a beverage carton’s carbon footprint without compromising its functionalities?

Our solution

Introducing the 100% wood-based beverage carton. UPM Biofuels joined forces with Dow – a world-leading developer of innovative packaging materials, and Elopak – an international supplier of paper packaging solutions. Together we co-created on a mass balance basis a fully renewable beverage carton that is recyclable and responsibly sourced. Our wood-based naphtha was used as raw material for the plastic coating.


Arla – Meeting consumer demand for sustainable products


Arla is a producer of fast moving, high volume consumer goods such as milk, yoghurt and cooking ingredients. According to a recent study over two thirds of Arla’s potential customers in Finland preferred sustainably developed products and packaging.

Our solution

Co-developed with Dow and Elopak using our UPM BioVerno naphtha, Arla will launch a 100% fossil free packaging solution. In 2019 Arla will deliver more than 40 million eco-friendly packages to consumers. Arla will reduce the carbon footprint of their carton by nearly 20%, resulting in 180,000 kg fossil-based plastic annually.


Plastics from the forest - UPM Raflatac Forest Film