Chemical building blocks are made from lignocellulosic biomass and provide sustainable drop-in analogues to fossil-based chemicals. These products are ready to be converted into various industrial products and everyday consumer goods enabling customers to achieve their sustainability targets.
Lignin is one of nature's most abundant materials. UPM Biochemicals develops lignin-based solutions for a broad range of applications, especially for bio-based resins and binders. UPM BioPiva™, based on UPM's proprietary lignin-resin technology, allows resin producers to substitute up to 70% of their fossil-based raw materials with a non-toxic, 100% bio-based, and cost effective alternative, without compromising product performance.
Biofibrils are products based on micro- and nano-fibrillated cellulose which give liquid product formulations new rheological characteristics or strengthen material properties.
GrowDex® is a novel wood-based cellulose nanofibril hydrogel for 3D cell culturing and other biomedical applications. It is highly biocompatible with human cells and tissues – but without any animal- or human-derived material.