UPM is leading the way and investing in the
biochemicals industry of tomorrow. We want to provide sustainable plastics for a fossil-free future.
We are building the world's first biorefinery in Leuna, Germany, where we produce biochemicals from regionally sourced hardwood. Our biochemicals are made from renewable source materials and have a radically improved CO2 footprint compared to incumbent fossil-based alternatives.
Our renewable monoethyline glycols and monopropylene glycols will serve as feedstocks for sustainable plastic products in a vast range of industrial products and consumer goods, such as PET bottles, packaging materials, textiles, coolants or cosmetics applications. As they can be fully integrated into existing production and recycling processes, they enable the transformation of the entire chemicals value chain towards renewable circularity.
Our lignin-based Renewable Functional Fillers (RFF) are a completely new, sustainable product and sustainable alternative to replace carbon black and precipitated silica in various rubber end uses such as tires, hoses, rubber floorings and scores of other rubber applications.