UPM to Become Exclusive Distributor of Domtar's BioChoice Lignin in Europe

Domtar has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its BioChoice Lignin.

July 10, 2014 - Domtar Corporation and UPM today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement for UPM to become the exclusive distributor of Domtar's BioChoiceTM lignin in Europe. The agreement takes effect on August 1, 2014.

BioChoice™ lignin is produced at Domtar's biorefinery in Plymouth, North Carolina . A by-product of the kraft pulping process, BioChoice™ is a 100% bio-based sustainable alternative to fossil-based products, and also holds the USDA Certified Biobased product label.

"Our lignin separating process is groundbreaking as it allows us to offer high quality kraft lignin in commercial quantities," said Domtar's Richard Mullen, Vice-President Market Development and Analysis. "UPM is an ideal partner for Domtar in many ways, as they have a strong presence in the European market and also years of experience with biomaterials."

"We at UPM are truly excited about this agreement, not only because we get a great product in our offering, but also because together with Domtar we can develop the market and offer our customers sustainable, value added products for a growing variety of end uses," said UPM's Juuso Konttinen, Vice President Biochemicals.

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and absorbent hygiene products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name as well as baby diapers. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

SOURCE: Domtar Corp.