Commercial biopolymer now available: An economic and sustainable alternative to petrochemicals


West Fraser Mills, a leading manufacturer of wood products, has commenced commercial production of a wood-derived biopolymer that can be tailored for use as the starting material for making high value chemicals, plastics and other products (surfactants, PF resins, polyols, polyurethanes, adhesives, carbon fibre, dispersants, fine chemicals).  West Fraser Mills is looking for companies interested in purchasing this cost-effective product.  Currently, West Fraser is able to manufacture 30 metric tons of biopolymer / day or 10,500 tonnes/ yr.


If you are an industry expert, entrepreneur or company that is interested in developing new products using bio-based polymers, click on the Respond Button at the top of this page and NineSigma will connect you with the West Fraser team for initial non-confidential discussions. Responding does not imply any obligation to NineSigma or West Fraser.


Please feel free to inquire about any of the products listed on West Fraser’s website including:

  • Lumber made from Spruce, Pine, Fir and Southern Yellow Pine
  • MDF
  • Plywood
  • Treated wood
  • Laminated veneer lumber (LVL).