Growing with the nature

From the establishment of Forchem in 2002, the company's entire operations have been guided by green values. All of our production processes have been designed according to the principles of sustainable development, which means that they result in a minimal environmental footprint.

Forchem utilizes 99 % renewable energy which is produced from our own raw material and other wood-based biofuels. Wood-based bioenergy is carbon neutral since growing trees bind the emitted carbon dioxide from air. Due to this, the carbon footprint of the relatively energy-intensive tall oil distillation process is low.

The Rauma production unit is also located close to the raw material sources, the pulp mills which produce the crude tall oil. This enables efficient logistic chains and thereby reduced overall emissions.

The raw material of Forchem chemical products, crude tall oil is a natural product, originally a by-product, derived from the pine trees. This gives a good starting point for the product-specific carbon footprint assessment related to fossil-based chemicals.

To indicate our environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility we have calculated carbon footprints individually per product.



Forchem´s TOFA has only
10 % of emissions compared to its substitute soybean oil. The carbon footprint of Forchem TOFA is only 94gCO2eq./kg, whereas soybean oil has significantly higher carbon footprint with 920gCO2eq./kg. 

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TOFA datasheet


Forchem´s DTO has only 10 % of emissions compared to its substitute soybean oil. The carbon footprint of Forchem DTO is only 92gCO2eq./kg, whereas soybean oil has significantly higher carbon footprint with 920gCO2eq./kg.
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DTO datasheet


Forchem´s TOR has only 9 % of emissions compared to its substitute gum rosin. Its carbon footprint is only 89gCO2eq./kg, whereas gum rosin has a significantly higher footprint with 980gCO2eq./kg.

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TOR datasheet

Etusivu_TOPForchem's Fortop600 has only 3% of emissions compared to its substitute heavy fuel oil (HFO). Carbon footprint for production of Fortop600 is 3gCO2eq./MJ, whereas production of HFO causes emissions of 90gCO2eq./MJ. Combustion of Fortop600 is carbon-free.

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Fortop datasheet (for combustion)
Fortop datasheet (for material use)


* Emissions are for year 2016 (FORTOP600 for year 2012). They include emissions from raw material production, transportation and operations in Rauma refinery  (cradle-to-gate).

This calculation was conducted by Gaia Consulting Ltd. for business-to-business purposes only.

Forchem assumes no responsibility or liability for the completeness and correctness of this analysis and this document including the data and information collected from raw material suppliers.

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