UPM Formi

Easy processability - naturally

UPM Formi is new cellulose fibre reinforced plastic composite with high renewable material content. It is specially designed for injection moulding applications. Up to 50% of UPM Formi's raw material is renewable. Cellulose fibres significantly increase stiffness and strength of polypropylene. UPM Formi granulates offer smooth and reliable processability. Due to high quality of pulp raw material, UPM Formi granulates result in clean and odourless composite products. 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 offers unlimited dyeing possibilities and great paintability.

Biofore Concept Car demonstrates UPM’s innovative biomaterials

The Biofore Concept Car, a unique, futuristic street-legal vehicle demonstrating the use of renewable biomaterials in the automotive industry, will premiere at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show, March 6-16, 2014. Various parts and components traditionally made from plastic are made from UPM Formi biocomposite and UPM Grada thermoformable wood material. These materials will significantly improve the overall environmental performance of the car, without compromising quality or safety. Read more from the Biofore Concept Car website.

Making the best out of the best raw material

Chemical pulp is a first-class raw material with consistent quality. Being a natural Biofore product, it is composed of virtually pure cellulose fibres. Pulp is produced from renewable raw materials, is recyclable and generates renewable energy in the production process. It is used for packaging and cardboard, speciality paper and printing and writing applications. The fibres provide good strength, structure and surface properties. They are strong and can be reused or recycled several times. UPM is one of the major chemical pulp producers. UPM's chemical pulp product range covers northern softwood and hardwood pulp as well as eucalyptus hardwood pulp.

Responsible wood sourcing in action

Forests are one of the Earth's most valuable resources. They provide a source of shelter, food and energy for both wildlife and human beings, playing a key role in biological diversity and climate. UPM operates according to the principles of sustainable forest management. This means that the origin of wood is always known and good forest management practices are promoted. Wood used in UPM’s products comes from sustainably managed forests and from legal sources. All wood supplies are covered by a third-party verified chain of custody. UPM aims to use certified fibre to the highest possible degree and promotes a global increase in the use of certified wood. UPM Formi is available with FSC® or PEFC™ certification.

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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.