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Botnia Biochemicals

Metsä Fibre is one of the world’s leading producers of pine-based biochemicals. We provide Botnia-branded Crude Tall Oil (CTO) and Crude Turpentine (CST), for use in a wide range of end use applications and industries. Botnia Biochemicals are produced at all of Metsä Fibre’s mills in Finland (Joutseno, Kemi, Rauma and Äänekoski) for use in customers’ production around the world.

The biochemicals extracted from high-quality Nordic pine, spruce and birch are important natural raw materials that replace fossil-based products in many industrial processes. They can be used in everything from industrial grade performance chemicals to detergents, and even consumer edibles.

Botnia Nordic CTOSample of CTO oil in a glass jar

Botnia Nordic CTO Crude Tall Oil is typically utilized as a raw material in the production of everything from adhesives, rubbers and inks to biofuels. CTO is also used as a binder in cement and asphalt.

Botnia Nordic CSTSample of CST in a glass flask

Botnia Nordic CST Crude Sulphate Turpentine is a compound, which in its numerous further processing states is typically found as aroma chemicals in fragrances and cosmetics as well as in industrial and household cleaners.

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Other bioproducts

Metsä Fibre production mill

Other Bioproducts

In addition to the Botnia-branded pulp and biochemicals we produce and deliver, we are continuously developing and expanding our portfolio of bioproducts created from the side-streams of the pulp production process. Products such as biogas, biocomposites and fibre-based fabrics for example are already being developed together with partner companies.

Metsä Fibre is committed to utilising its wood raw materials as efficiently and diversely as possible. For instance, our mills produce enough bioenergy to meet their own process needs still leaving enough surplus to allow us to sell it into the national grid. The side-streams of the pulp production process open up a wide variety of opportunities for the extraction, refining and development of new and exciting bioproducts.

The new Bioproduct Mill in Äänekoski, Finland will become a benchmark for diverse bioproduct production and raw material efficiency upon its completion. An entire ecosystem of companies utilizing process side-streams to develop commercially viable bioproducts is being planned around the new mill site.

Read more about the Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill.