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Turpentine

A renewable feedstock for greener bio-based chemicals

Crude Sulphate Turpentine (CST) is a valuable extract from softwood. This renewable raw material is fractionated and the fractions are utilised in a wide range of applications including fragrances, flavours, detergents, solvents and thinners. This renewable feedstock helps create value in a wide range of industrial and consumer products that touch many aspects of our lives every day. 

The need for greener, more sustainable chemicals is growing. Crude Sulphate Turpentine (CST) from Stora Enso is a product of sustainable sourcing, derived from the pulping process. This bio-based chemical can help you reduce your environmental impact.

From pulp to product

Nature provides the source of our Crude Sulphate Turpentine. CST is extracted during the kraft pulping of softwood – a natural, renewable resource from sustainably managed North European forests. The pulping process recovers organic materials that are naturally present in the wood.

CST adds value in a wide range of applications. It can be used in solvents, thinners or adhesives in the chemical industry, flavourings in the food industry and fragrances in the cosmetics industry. It can also be used to manufacture resins, oils and varnishes.

Sustainability for better business

Renewable raw materials such as Crude Sulphate Turpentine (CST) and Crude Tall Oil (CTO) offer opportunities for businesses that are becoming increasingly conscientious about sustainable sourcing. As bio-based chemicals, CST and CTO can help you achieve a more sustainable end-product, substituting the need for fossil-based materials.Stora Enso’s mills are certified according to certified accreditation standards including FSC® and PEFC™ chain of custody. These certifications promote responsible forest management and supply chain management as well as the protection of biodiversity, water quality and wildlife species at risk.

Key benefits

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    A renewable feedstock derived from a biomass from sustainably managed Nordic forests

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    Wide range of consumer and industrial applications

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    Unique product properties

End-use areas and applications

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    Flavourings and fragrances

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    Cosmetics and personal care products