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Forchem trials use of liquified biogas

Forchem’s crude tall oil distillery trials liquified biogas (LBG) for energy production. First samples were received in the factory on week 11. Forchem’s business is built on principles of sustainable development and the use of renewable fuel would enable even more ecological operations. Forchem started earlier last year to use LNG, liquified natural gas, as…
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We would like to reassure our stakeholders that, in the short to medium term, Forchem is in robust shape to withstand the impact of the virus. Our raw material is sourced principally from the Nordic forest industry which is, so far, running as normal. We are pleased that, as of today, we have no verified…
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Earth Hour – Forchem switches off the lights for environment 28.3.2020

Forchem wants to be a part of a global environmental act – Earth Hour. Held since 2007, the global grass-roots movement has solidified its place as a part of Forchem’s annual routines. The Finnish winter of 2020 was the warmest recorded in a decade. Globally, average temperatures have risen everywhere. Actions to halt climate change…
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Appointment at Forchem

Panu Keski-Nisula, 48, has been appointed Forchem’s new Supply Chain Director as of March 2020. In the past, Panu has been responsible for Kemira Oyj:s strategic sourcing functions and in addition he has gained versatile experience from bio-product industry in various purchasing, sales and marketing positions. Panu has experience also in tall oil based products…
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To whom it may concern, COVID-19 POTENTIAL IMPACT ON FORCHEM As the coronavirus spreads rapidly from Wuhan, China, to more than sixty countries around the globe, there is a growing concern along many value chains, that consequences of the outbreak could result in severe business disruption. Based on an initial assessment, we would like to…
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Ilmoitus Force Majeure -esteen loppumisesta

Suomalaisen sellu-ja paperityöntekijöiden töihin paluun johdosta, Forchem vastaanottaa tätä nykyä säännöllisesti raakamäntyöljyä (CTO) Raumalle. Uskomme päivittäisen CTO volyymin kasvavan seuraavien viikkojen aikana sellutehtaiden tuotannon palatessa normaalille tasolle. Forchemin tehdas on aloittanut hiljalleen toimintansa ja lisäämme tuotantoa asteittain normaaliille tasolle heti kun CTO:n raaka-aineiden saatavuus sen sallii. Täten ilmoitamme Force Majeure -tilanteen loppuneen. Arvostamme asiakkaidemme ymmärrystä…
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Finnish Forest Industry to return to work

Forchem welcomes the news that the pulp and paper industry strike is over, and we understand that employees will return to work from their next shift (ie tonight/tomorrow). As previously announced, Forchem has been forced to temporarily shut down production and postpone some outstanding deliveries. We will now plan the startup of our plant, subject…
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Kesäduuni Suomen innovatiivisimmassa mäntyöljyjalostamossa

Haemme joukkoomme prosessinhoitajia kesäksi 2020 Meistä: Forchem Oyj on vuonna 2000 perustettu cleantech -yritys, joka valmistaa mäntyöljyjalosteita ja biotisleitä kemian- ja rehuteollisuuden tarpeisiin. Korkea laatu, hyvinvoiva henkilökunta, jatkuva tuotekehitys ja vihreät arvot ovat meille tärkeitä. Forchem Oyj on osa Respol Groupia. Työnkuva: Prosessinhoitajana osallistut yhdessä vuorosi muiden työntekijöiden kanssa kaikkiin jalostamon tuotannollisiin töihin ja toimenkuvaasi…
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Notice of a force majeure event

Unsuccessful collective agreement negotiations between Finnish labour and trade unions within the forest industry have resulted in a strike, disrupting pulp production in Finland, starting from 27 th January. Consequently, output of Forchem’s raw material (CTO) is impacted. Until now Forchem has been able to maintain normal production by carefully managing raw material and product…
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Forchem’s corporate social responsibility awarded with EcoVadis Gold medal

Forchem’s long-term investments in sustainability have been recognized by EcoVadis, world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Sustainability is at the core of Forchem’s business ideology and strategy: We use sustainably sourced crude tall oil, which is produced as a side stream of pulping process. EcoVadis’ sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social…
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From pine trees to supporting animals’ intestinal health – Progres ® is a top resin acid product

Nordic pine resin is known for its healing and antibacterial qualities. Now this natural power benefits the society that is fighting a growing global challenge in the feed market: antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Forchem has developed a new generation animal feed material called Progres® together with our client Hankkija®. Progres® is a patented feed innovation that directly…
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A directive drives tall oil to the oven – another alternative would be refining it into a luxury good

The use of renewable tall oil in chemistry is a part of functioning circular economy. Forchem creates well-being for all by distilling pinewood in its biorefinery in Rauma. It is highly important that this process can be continued in the future. Crude tall oil (CTO), a by-product of pulping process of cellulose, is a renewable…
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