UPM Biochemicals and KRAHN Chemie Deutschland signed an agreement to market new sustainable functional fillers

The construction site of the UPM biorefinery in Leuna, Germany

UPM Biochemicals and KRAHN Chemie Deutschland GmbH signed an exclusive distribution agreement to market UPM BioMotion Renewable Functional Fillers (RFF) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. RFF are a completely new category of functional fillers, replacing fossil-based carbon black and precipitated silica. The distribution agreement covers UPM BioMotion X10, X20 and X40 product grades to be used in plastics, adhesives and sealants as well as paints and coatings.

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UPM Biochemicals grows lignin business with new Domtar Paper supply agreement

Biofore Concept Car. Full rights owned by UPM. Photographer: Sami Kulju

UPM and the US-based pulp and paper producer Domtar Paper Company LLC 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. This step enables UPM to expand its role in the growing lignin business and different application segments.

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