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Pulp is at the heart of UPM.

Our values motivate and guide us in all operations

For over 100 years we have been at the forefront of development, continuously pushing for new ideas. All this accumulated in-house experience is at your disposal when finding the best pulps for your products.

 
 

Long track record as forest industry leader

UPM’s Biofore concept where we use wood-based biomass efficiently and smartly dates back almost 130 years. In 1892, the company that preceded UPM started producing birchwood spools on the historic Kaukas industrial estate in southeast Finland.

Turning spools produced large quantities of wood shavings. Even in those days, we didn’t want to waste wood. The brilliant people at Kaukas came up with the idea of using the excess birch for making cellulose pulp. The first version of UPM Betula was born.

 

UPM is the Biofore Company

Biofore stands for the integration of bio and forest industries to create new high quality alternatives to non-renewable materials. We tap into the limitless potential of the bioeconomy to create sustainable and safe solutions to meet global demand.  

 

Pulp refined by Biofore

Biofore in action

Biofore is a new industry category UPM has created to describe the future of the company. Putting Biofore in action means living Biofore – every day.

 

Responsibility is good business