The TenderGuard™ product portfolio consists of remarkably soft, comfortable, and protective fabrics. TenderGuard™ BioBased and BioFilter fabrics are designed for civil use and source control for infectious disease.
The world’s strongest fibre goes renewable
Extending the use of UPM BioVerno naphtha as a raw material in new applications such as clothing and sports equipment is an example of the collaboration needed to take us towards a future beyond fossils.
Hologenix, creators of Celliant, and Kelheim Fibres launch Celliant Viscose
Hologenix, creators of Celliant®, infrared responsive technology, and Kelheim Fibres, the world-leading manufacturer of viscose specialty fibers, have partnered to launch Celliant Viscose at ISPO Munich 2021.
The new era of biochemicals
Wood-based biochemicals are renewable, recyclable, can shorten supply chains and boost local production. And they can be used to make almost anything.
$4.8M will upgrade Forest Bioproducts Research Institute facilities, bolster bioproduct research
The University of Maine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) will upgrade its Technology Research Center (TRC) in Old Town and Process Development Center (PDC) in Jenness Hall to bolster ongoing efforts to create new bioproducts, increase production and find uses for woody biomass materials typically considered waste.
Using lignin for greener asphalt
NCC and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden have commenced collaboration to test the renewable raw material lignin as a binding agent in asphalt. The project is part of the efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and dependence on fossil products.
UPM Biochemicals grows lignin business with new Domtar supply agreement
UPM and the US-based pulp and paper producer Domtar Paper Company LLC have signed an agreement for UPM to acquire the total annual kraft lignin production of Domtar’s Plymouth Mill in North Carolina, USA as of January 2021.
Liquid Forest™ - Södra’s sustainable biosolutions
Swedish forest industry group Södra has launched Liquid Forest™, a pioneering range of bioproducts: biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine.
Sappi Symbio biocomposite solution utilised for upcycling birdfeeder
A collaborative effort between Sappi, MaBe and Kegelmann Technik GmbH from Rodgau-Jügesheim has culminated in the development of a biobased alternative for an injection moulding birdfeed-adapter.
Scientists are trying to develop sustainable biomaterials from wood
Hemicelluloses are already used in food packaging, hydrogels, and more
Lineo™ by Stora Enso tested in asphalt on Swedish roads
Swedish road and infrastructure operator Svevia has decided to collaborate with Stora Enso in testing lignin in asphalt. Through this collaboration, Svevia aims to replace part of the oil-based binder with nature’s own binder – lignin, Lineo ™ by Stora Enso. The lignin containing asphalt is currently being tested out on Swedish roads.
Replacing fossil-based plastics with renewables – introducing Mysoda’s new sparkling water makers made of innovative UPM Formi EcoAce
UPM Biocomposites and Finnish Mysoda have collaborated to create a range of sparkling water makers made almost entirely out of renewable materials.
Canada Investing in the Use of Wood Products for Automotive Applications
October 15, 2020 - Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada is building a clean energy future and supporting the natural resource sectors. Forestry is an important source of jobs for Canadians, and the industry continues to find innovative ways to create new markets for Canadian wood.
Canfor Pulp project taking dinosaurs out of the equation
Contrary to popular belief, decomposing dinosaurs are not what formed the world’s oil and gas deposits.
CelluForce signs a 10-year commercial agreement in the cosmetics sector
September 29, 2020 - CelluForce is pleased to announce the signature of a commercial agreement that will generate multi-million-dollar sales over 10 years.
Elkem to build biocarbon pilot plant in Canada
Elkem has decided to invest in a new biocarbon pilot plant in Canada. The project aims to secure industrial verification of Elkem’s technology for renewable biocarbon, with a long-term goal of contributing to climate-neutral metal production. The technology also has potential for application in other industry sectors, contributing to reduced CO2 emissions.
Go green and furbish your stage with 3D-printed wood fibers
Furbish your stage with 3D-printed wood fiber composites. It’s a climate smart product portfolio, that can be re-designed and re-used many times over.
New Wood project increases decision makers’ understanding of wood-based bio and circular economy
The wood-based bio and circular economy is already here. Uusi puu – The New Wood is a communication project whose goal is to tell what a tree can do.
Cellulose nanocrystals? It’s not pulp fiction
Wood chips, it must be admitted, are not the most glamorous material around. Scattered in gardens or lining the cages of household pets, it is a commodity that attracts little attention. Luckily, a team of researchers in McGill’s Department of Chemistry developed a method to create carboxylated crystalline nano-cellulose using this often-ignored by-product of the pulp and paper industry.
Stora Enso to build a pilot plant for bio-based packaging foam
Stora Enso will build a pilot facility for producing Cellufoam™ by Stora Enso, a lightweight, fiber-based foam material for protective packaging and cushioning.
UPM brings its first clinical product to market – FibDex® wound dressing
(UPM, Helsinki, 20.8.2020 at 10:00 EET) FibDex® wound dressing – made from nanofibrillar cellulose by UPM Biomedicals – has taken a significant step in its path to market, as leading medical device distributor Steripolar Oy now sells the product in Finland. FibDex is the first clinical product of renowned forest-based bioindustry company UPM and shows promising signs for future developments, such as cell therapy.
New Prototype Face Mask Using Canadian Wood Pulp to Support Canada’s COVID-19 Response
July 31, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - As we begin to reopen the economy and plan our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada is committed to building a clean energy future and supporting the natural resource sectors.