Lignin

West Fraser’s lignin is recovered from our pulp manufacturing operations using proprietary technology.  It is a natural, renewable green alternative for fossil fuel-based compounds and the starting point for next generation innovations in renewable chemicals.

Choosing a sustainably produced biopolymer from certified sustainable fibre supply not only provides opportunities to transition away from fossil fuels, it also reduces CO2 output and in many cases, shows significant cost savings over traditional chemical formulations.

Consistently meeting demanding specifications, West Fraser lignin is an economic, adaptable product and a reproducible chemical alternative source for a wide range of applications. Lignin is a natural phenolic suitable for the selective replacement of fossil-fuel based polyols used in adhesives, polyurethane foams, advanced composites, surfactants and dispersants.

West Fraser lignin is a high-quality, superior performance product.

Properties:
  • Low ash and low sulphur
  • Well-defined reactivity
  • Defined, aqueous-based chemistries
  • Reduced temperature reactions
  • Consistent molecular weight
  • Powder or liquid forms to suite customer needs
  • Can eliminate the need for organic solvents
  • Sourced from Certified Sustainably Managed Forests
Potential Applications:
  • Adhesives
  • Thermoplastics
  • Dispersants
  • Graft co-polymers
  • Fine chemical applications
  • Phenol formaldehyde resin
  • Polyurethanes
  • Structural foams
  • Polyols
  • Composite materials
  • Economical, non-petrochemical aromatic hydrocarbons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the West Fraser lignin information sheet

Contact us to explore what our lignin can offer and how we can help you. For more information or to access samples, e-mail eddie.peace@westfraser.com.