​UPM Biochemicals

UPM Biochemicals offers and develops innovative, sustainable and competitive wood-based biochemicals for a variety of uses. Our high-quality products are derived from renewable wood originating from sustainably managed and certified forests.

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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.

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.

What makes us strong

  • Customer oriented development of sustainable solutions
  • Excellent collaboration with strategic partners along the value chain
  • Adding value to all components of responsibly sourced lignocellulosic biomass
  • Process integration of pioneering biorefinery technologies into UPM's mills
  • Multidisciplinary and international team