A tree makes plenty: most of the wood is logs (60%), and is used in wood products, for example, for construction. Some 25% of wood is pulpwood that is used in the manufacturing of pulp and other bioproducts. 15% of the wood is bark and branches that can be used to produce renewable energy.
Tall oil and turpentine have been used in the chemical industry for a long time. For example, tall oil is processed for paints and tyres. Turpentine, in turn, is used as a raw material for example in perfumes. When turpentine is distilled, it gives up to two hundred different scents. The pulp is also eaten when it has been processed, as it is a thickener in ice creams and juices, as well as in medicines and toothpaste.
The benefits of traditional bioproducts manufactured by Metsä Group
Metsä Wood manufactures industrially efficient wood products
• strong and light wood products
• The products store carbon
Metsä Fibre manufactures high quality sawn timber and fresh fibre softwood pulp
• clean and safe pulp
• pulp and bioproducts with excellent environmental performance
Metsä Board manufactures high-quality lightweight paperboard
• clean and safe
• Lightweight paperboard have a lower environmental impact and produce less waste
Metsä Tissue manufactures tissue and greaseproof papers that promote hygiene
• Tissues promote health, hygiene and well-being
• Greaseproof papers reduces food waste and energy and water usage
Working this way, we can make
resource-wise bioeconomy possible. At the same time we use every part of a tree for the purpose that it is best suited to and that provides the highest value. In Metsä Group, every prouduction side stream is valuable and nothing goes to waste.