When you need to replace fossil raw materials in your chemical production, UPM BioVerno naphtha is your sustainable choice. It is ideal for replacing fossil raw materials in various innovative products such as plastics, glues or films. The renewable raw material for UPM BioVerno naphtha is crude tall oil, a residue of pulp making process. The wood-based UPM BioVerno naphtha is produced in UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, Finland.
UPM BioVerno naphtha for replacing fossil raw materials
UPM BioVerno naphtha features
- Made from crude tall oil - a residue of the pulp production process
- A chemically pure hydrocarbon
- A colourless, sulphur-free, paraffinic biocomponent
- May be used as a raw material for bioplastics and in other chemical industry solutions
Principal quality figures
- Density (at 15 °C): max. 775 kg/m3
- Sulphur: max. 10 mg/kg
- End point of distillation: max. 210 °C
- ISCC PLUS, RSB low ILUC risk and RSB Advanced products
Renewable by design
Mass balance story of UPM BioVerno naphtha
UPM BioVerno naphtha is 100% bio-based and has identical physical properties to fossil-based naphtha. In the polymer industry, intermediate products such as naphtha are supplied in bulk and mixed during polymer production.
Certified renewable naphtha mixes with non-renewable naphtha in the production process. In order to bring the benefits of certification and sustainability to as many polymer producers as possible, ISCC and RSB uses a system called mass balance. When a product is produced based on the mass balance system, every single product might not contain rewable naphtha but it guaranteed that renewable feedstock has been used during production.
Thanks to the flexibility offered by the mass balance system, gradual increase of renewable feedstock is possible and existing production facilities and infrastructure can be utilized. Without this system, supply demand could not be reached and this would encourage production of fully fossil-based products. Whether the renewable share ends up in one product or another, each tonne of renewable naphtha reduces a tonne of fossil-based raw material used.