​​Renewable and recyclable products

Our products are based on renewable and recyclable wood fibre. We create products that replace non-renewable materials with renewable materials. Unlike fossil-based resources, the sustainable use of renewable resources adds no new carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
 

Circular economy enhances sustainability. Recycling paper is a model example of the circular economy.
Renewable forests help to mitigate climate change. Sustainable forestry provides the basis for innovative products.
Recyclable products are in the core of circular economy.

Recyclable paper products with high environmental performance are still core business for us. Recycling paper is a model example of the circular economy. It is the most sustainable way to give paper a new life. UPM is, for instance, the world’s largest user of recovered paper in the graphic paper industry.

Our pulp products are made of sustainable wood from controlled and certified sources, with full traceability. Pulp manufacturing generates wood-based bioenergy and other valuable by-products and production residues.

In 2016, 69% of UPM’s overall sales of paper, chemical pulp, plywood and timber products was ecolabelled. This figure includes FSC, PEFC and EU Ecolabels, and national ecolabels.

FEATURED ARTICLE
MARCH 28 2017

Biochemicals can replace oil in plastic – new value from wood

Both industry and consumers are keen to reduce the world’s dependency on fossil-based raw materials and move towards products that are manufactured from renewable materials with a minimal impact on the environment. The key drivers behind this trend are climate change mitigation and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” says Jyrki Ovaska, Executive Vice President for Technology at UPM.

Get to know our fibre-based products:

  • Wood-based biochemicals
  • Renewable energy from biomass
  • Self-adhesive label materials
  • Sustainable graphic and specialty papers and label materials
  • Certified plywood and veneer
  • Sustainable pulp
  • Certified timber
Biochemicals

Biochemicals

Energy

Energy

Labels

Self-adhesive labels

Graphic and Specialty papers

Graphic and Specialty papers

Plywood and veneer

Plywood and veneer

Pulp

Pulp

Timber

Timber


Self-adhesive label materials

UPM Raflatac is one of the world’s leading producers of self-adhesive label materials for consumer product and industrial labelling.

  • RafCycleTM  – UPM Raflatac’s waste management concept

RafCycle Glassine Recycling by UPM Raflatac

UPM Raflatac's unique RafCycle concept is a sustainable method for disposing and recycling of label stock by-products like glassine. It’s the perfect solution for the entire labelling value chain.

Biochemicals

Biochemicals are renewable products and truly sustainable, competitive and high-quality solutions.

  • Biofibrils are cellulose micro- and nanofibril products that can be used for shaping materials and giving them new characteristics.
  • GrowDex is a novel wood-based cellulose nanofibril hydrogel for 3D cell culturing and other biomedical applications.
  • UPM BioPiva lignin is an ideal bio-based substitute for various petro-based products used today.