The limited availability of the earth’s resources and growing consumer demand has turned the availability of natural resources and the state of the environment into a globally important question. Forchem tall oil products have a low carbon footprint, generating minimal volumes of greenhouse gases compared to alternative materials.
Our raw material, crude tall oil (CTO) is an industrial by-product derived from the kraft pulping process. There is no additional use of natural resources. Forchem’s modern bio refinery is powered by 99 % bioenergy.
Forchem TOR has a lower carbon footprint compared to production of gum rosin. Forchem TOR has only 7 % of emissions compared to its substitute gum rosin. Its carbon footprint is only 64 gCO2eq./kg, whereas gum rosin has a significantly higher footprint with 980gCO2eq./kg.