Utilising a greater part of wood is very much in focus these days in the bid to become more resource efficient. Lignin is one of the non-traditional products produced today on a commercially viable scale. Lignin has numerous applications in a range of industries, including automotive, construction and coatings. Refined lignin can replace petro-based phenols which are used in resins for adhesives, e.g. in plywood and veneer applications. In the future, lignin could also be developed into carbon fibre and carbon black applications.