UPM Formi

Certified end products from certified raw material

Forests are one of our most valuable natural resources. They play a key role in maintaining biodiversity and balancing climate change, and provide shelter, food and energy for wildlife and human beings. UPM operates according to principles of sustainable forest management: the origin of wood is always known, and good forest management practices are promoted. All wood supplies are covered by a third-party verified chain of custody. UPM uses certified fibre to the highest degree possible and promotes a global increase in the use of certified wood. UPM Formi is available with FSC® and PEFC™ certification. End products manufactured from certified raw materials can also obtain a those certifications. The certification can be used for the marketing purposes and it is a proof of the importance of ecological values for the brand.

Genelec trusts UPM Formi

Genelec, the global pioneer in innovative active monitoring, receives praise from audio professionals around the world. Genelec speakers combine a stylish design with rounded edges and unique technology, providing a superior acoustic experience. The brand is a forerunner also in terms of materials. UPM Formi’s acoustic properties were thoroughly tested by Genelec, and the test results were consistently great. The enclosure of the monitor should not vibrate or the vibration should be kept to the absolute minimum. With UPM Formi, Genelec can achieve four to five times thicker monitor walls compared with ordinary plastic. It is an ideal material for efficient manufacturing of products with optimal acoustic properties. UPM Formi is even better than it sounds.

Lower carbon footprint with a high renewable content

Cellulose fibre composite UPM Formi reduces the use of non-renewable resources. Chemical pulp is a first-class raw material with consistent quality. As a natural Biofore product, it consists of virtually pure cellulose fibres. Recyclable pulp, produced from renewable raw materials, generates renewable energy in the production process. Oil-based plastics are replaced with cellulose fibres, leading to a lower carbon footprint. A third party study shows that compared to non-renewable materials, the use of UPM Formi results in a remarkably reduced environmental impact.

Easy to process

UPM Formi is a cellulose fibre reinforced plastic composite, incorporating a renewable material content as high as up to 50 per cent. The composite is specially designed for injection moulding applications, but also extrusion grades are available. Cellulose fibres significantly increase the stiffness and strength of polypropylene. The UPM Formi granulates allow short cycle time and smooth and reliable processability. A specially selected mixture of virgin plastic completes the mouldability of granulates for a wide range of end products with precise details. In addition, UPM Formi enables limitless dyeing possibilities and good paintability.


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UPM Biocomposites

  • UPM Biocomposites
  • Niemenkatu 16
  • P.O. Box 203
  • FI-15141 Lahti
  • Tel. +358 2041 5113
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UPM - The Biofore Company

As the frontrunner of the new forest industry UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. We create value from renewable and recyclable materials.

UPM’s structure consists of the following business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper ENA (Europe & North America) and UPM Plywood. Cost leadership, change readiness, engagement and safety of our people form the foundation of our success.

In 2014, UPM's sales totalled € 9.9 billion. UPM has production plants in 13 countries. Our 20,000 people work in 45 countries across six continents. UPM shares are listed on the NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange.