RFF - A Truly Sustainable Product

 

Climate change and the growing scarcity of natural resources are key challenges of our time. In a perfect circular economy, waste is minimized, and renewable resources are used in a sustainable, efficient way to produce recyclable, reusable products. 

Sustainably grown and certified wood provides renewable raw material for many climate-positive products.

Trees absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide as they grow, transform carbon into biomass and release the oxygen back into the atmosphere.

Sustainable forest management ensures that the function of forests as carbon sinks are preserved by ensuring a healthy balance of harvested wood and additional growth.

UPM BioMotion™ RFF are produced from sustainably grown wood. They replace fossil-based and highly CO2-intensive carbon black and silica. In addition, UPM BiomotionTM RFF are designed in a way that maximizes the renewable content of rubber-products and plastics alike, while reducing carbon footprint drastically as they extend the positive climate effect of the trees into the products. In addition to the positive climate effect of the products, the manufacturing process of the RFF in the world’s largest, highly integrated, wood-based biorefinery in Leuna, Germany, is designed for an optimal energy and resource-efficiency, and low CO2 emissions.

Most importantly, the sustainability of RFF is created in the value chain: the use of sustainably produced renewable carbon instead of fossil carbon. The carbon bound in wood is further stored in products made from RFF, especially in applications with a long service life such as rubber and durable plastics. CO2 is stored in durable materials for a long time which is beneficial for the climate.