We produce sustainable wood-based biochemicals for a range of applications and industries. Nothing is wasted at Metsä Fibre; we use every part of the tree as efficiently as possible. The material side streams from the main production of pulp offer a wide range of possibilities for the development and conversion of innovative bioproducts. Through our pulp production, we produce bioproducts such as Metsä Crude Tall Oil (CTO) and Metsä Crude Sulphate Turpentine (CST) at every one of our pulp and bioproduct mills in Finland.
Replacing fossil-based products
The biochemicals extracted from high-quality Nordic wood are important natural raw materials that replace fossil-based products in many industrial processes. Tall oil and turpentine can perform many of the applications of fossil fuel. As a matter of fact, some qualitative properties of our biochemicals achieve more in some specific end use purposes than what fossil-based products can. These organic compounds can be refined and distilled into a variety of products to obtain numerous fractions for various purposes, from industrial-grade performance chemicals to detergents and even food.
Metsä-branded wood-based biochemicals meet quality as well as sustainability requirements very well, especially in comparisons of different bio-based raw materials. Trees do not require separate land area or take agricultural land away from food production. Through sustainable forest management, Metsä ensures forests are renewed and biodiversity is preserved. The wood we use is traceable. We guarantee the safety, quality and sustainability of our products and our customers rely on us to achieve industrial efficiency in the process.