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Published January 25, 2019

UPM Biofuels

UPM Biofuels produces renewable and sustainable products for the transport and petrochemical sectors, offering customers ways to replace fossil raw materials and reduce their carbon footprint.

UPM utilises tall oil, a residue of pulp production, to produce renewable naphtha which can be used to make renewable plastic coating for beverage cartons.

UPM joined forces with Dow and Elopak to create a fully wood-based carton. Elopak’s customer Arla wanted to offer Finnish consumers more responsible packaging and was the first to use renewable wood-based plastics in gable-top paperboard cartons for dairy products. This reduces the use of fossil-based plastics by 180,000 kg a year and the packaging’s carbon footprint by 20%.

www.upmbiofuels.com

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