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UPM Biochemicals Expands its Lignin Business with Domtar’s New Supply Agreement

Following the agreement, UPM will increase its supply of kraft lignin by more than 20,000 metric tonnes annually.

January 5, 2021

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UPM will increase its supply of kraft lignin by more than 20,000 metric tonnes annually.

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. This step enables UPM to expand its role in the growing lignin business and different application segments.

Part of the supply will be used to complement the existing UPM BioPivaTM product family. UPM lignin products will be sold globally through UPM’s sales network and are supported by strong technical expertise.

Kraft lignin products such as UPM BioPivaTM are used as a renewable alternative to fossil-based products in a growing range of applications, such as lignin-based phenolic resins. They offer high technical performance, with a considerably improved environmental footprint.

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