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Recycled European plastic based waste

Best in Class sustainable decking

Recycled European plastic based waste


By choosing UPM ProFi, you are part of the solution to Europe’s plastic waste and a more sustainable way of living.

Recycled European plastic based waste up to 75% content

Free from PVC & toxic materials: Certified EN71-3 safe

Low Carbon Footprint: produced & distributed locally in Europe

Providing manufacturing jobs in Europe

PEFC certified fibres

ISO14001 Environment Management



The 4 pillars in the European plastics strategy  upm-biocomposites-4-pillars-graphic.jpg

Source: Circular Plastics Alliance




At the heart of circular economy

UPM ProFi manufactures Europe’s Best in Class composite decking.

We are at the heart of Europe’s circular economy.

We take European plastic-based waste and transform it into exceptional outdoor living. Up to 75 % European based recycled content.

Our manufacturing plants are in Germany and Finland, resulting in low logistics’ CO2 emissions.

Our deckings are free from pvc and toxic materials.

We have environment management standard ISO14001 and use PEFC certified fibres.

By choosing UPM ProFi you are part of the solution to Europe’s plastic waste.



100% Recyclable Deck Boards - Part of UPM ProFi’s approach to sustainable manufacturing

UPM ProFi deck boards can be recycled into new decking

  • UPM ProFi recycles all decking waste during production

  • Where recycling is not possible, UPM ProFi off-cuts or old deck boards can be recycled to energy with normal household waste

Saving water, minimizing packaging, & reducing transport CO2

  • Water in the manufacturing process of UPM ProFi is recycled in a closed loop system
  • UPM ProFi packaging is kept to a minimum
  • By recycling European plastic waste in Europe, transport CO2 levels are kept to a minimum

35m² of Piazza decking contains up to
500kg of plastic and paper waste
35m² of Piazza decking binds over
800kg of CO2
UPM ProFi decking boards are
reusable & recyclable

Wood decks vs composite decks

A traditional timber deck, whether softwood or hardwood, may contain harmful items: toxic chemicals may be used with impregnated boards. Compared to wood decks, made from natural or pressure-treated wood, the maintenance of composite decking is relatively easy. No oiling, sanding or painting is required for UPM ProFi composite decking.


Minimal packaging
UPM ProFi composite decking products are packaged without any unnecessary paper or plastic wrappings.
Sustainable manufacture
Water in the manufacturing process of UPM ProFi is recycled in a closed loop system. Practically all production waste produced during manufacture is recycled into new products.
Thinking local
UPM ProFi composite decking boards are manufactured both in Finland and Germany: close to the resources of label waste and to main markets. This minimises transport both to and from the factories.



UPM Biocomposites has been awarded several certificates, including PEFC™. All UPM Biocomposites certificates are listed on Certificate Finder.



Future beyond fossils

UPM develops renewable and responsible solutions to reduce the world’s reliance on fossil-based materials. ​UPM ProFi wood plastic composite (WPC) is the first industrial scale solution for self adhesive label waste. The sustainable decking boards are made mainly from recycled materials and are recyclable.

Our products provide sustainable solutions that meet the challenges and opportunities presented by global megatrends. UPM offers several alternatives for fossil-based materials: fibre products, molecular bioproducts, wood products and low-emission energy.

Non-renewable raw materials can be replaced with sustainably produced fibre-based products. UPM uses renewable wood fibres as the main raw material for graphic papers, specialty packaging, labelling materials and biocomposite products. 



UPM: a global leader in sustainability


Global Compact Lead

United Nations recognises UPM as one of 36 Global Compact LEAD participants demonstrating world-class commitment to corporate sustainability.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

UPM recognised as the industry's most responsible company in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index.