Stora Enso has started the production of formed fiber food service products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The production ramp-up follows the investment announced in 2019 and enables the manufacture of products that are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. The PureFiber by Stora Enso eco-product range is produced without plastic and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, enabling a safe and sustainable alternative for fresh food packaging.
Stora Enso is introducing its new eco-friendly take-away bowls for food service packaging, PureFiber™ by Stora Enso. The products are free from plastic and PFAS and are designed to help customers replace plastic on-the-go food packaging. The bowls are being brought to market together with the wholesale company Tingstad. The PureFiber™ product range will expand to other food and consumer goods applications.
Stora Enso’s formed fiber products are designed for circularity, meaning that they are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. The PureFiber™ product line enables a carbon footprint that is approximately 75% lower compared to alternative product materials such as plastic or bagasse. The unique formed fiber technology allows the products to be produced without plastic and PFAS, bringing a sustainable alternative with strong user-qualities to the market.
“Consumers are looking for products designed for more eco-friendly lives,” says Sohrab Kazemahvazi, Senior Vice President, Formed Fiber at Stora Enso. “They want to minimise waste and their carbon footprint and reduce their use of plastic. The formed fiber products we are bringing to market are game changing in the sense that they help strong brands achieve their ambitions in sustainability and the circular economy.”
Stora Enso sells its formed fiber products directly to brand owners and wholesalers. In the Nordic countries Stora Enso cooperates with wholesaler Tingstad, which sells PureFiber™ food bowls directly to customers in the fast-food industry. Tingstad is a family-owned company and the market-leading distributor of disposables and food service products to the HORECA sector in the Nordic countries.
“We strongly believe that PureFiber™ will play an important role in the market conversion from plastic to non-plastic food packaging. We are excited to bring a truly sustainable solution to the market together with Stora Enso,” says Johan Larsson, Purchasing Manager at Tingstad.
PureFiber™ products are produced in Stora Ensos Hylte Mill in Sweden and made of natural wood fibres from sustainably managed forests. Potential applications also include non-food items to replace plastic consumables in agriculture, electronics and consumer and industrial goods packaging.
Stora Enso to build a pilot plant for bio-based packaging foam
Stora Enso will build a pilot facility for producing Cellufoam by Stora Enso, a lightweight, fiber-based foam material for protective packaging and cushioning. Bio-based foams are renewable and recyclable and can be used in packaging, for example, to replace oil-based polymer foams which are widely used today. The pilot plant will be located at Stora Enso’s Fors Mill in Sweden.
Stora Enso and CEPI member companies launch 4evergreen – an alliance to promote fiber-based packaging in circular economy
Stora Enso, along with other members of CEPI, the European association representing the forest fiber and paper industry, are joining forces with companies across the value chain to drive the recycling of fiber-based packaging and collaboration in circular design and materials to enable positive change in circular economy.
For the second year running, Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report 2018 has been included in the top ten sustainability reports globally according to the latest Reporting matters publication by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). In WBCSD’s Reporting matters publication, Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report is recognised as good practice for being clearly aligned with the company’s materiality assessment.
Introducing DuraSense to new customer segments is another step on Stora Enso’s journey to gradually replace fossil-based packaging materials with renewable solutions. DuraSense is a blend of wood fibres and polymers, which can be fossil, bio-based or recycled. With DuraSense, Stora Enso offers customers a more eco-friendly alternative to plastics while improving sustainability performance and reducing carbon footprint. With the blend of wood fibres and bio-based polymers, it is possible to get up to 98% renewable content and, thus, reduce the dependency on limited fossil resources.
Stora Enso aims to start recycling used paper cups on a large scale at its Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. Based on production trials, Stora Enso possesses the technical feasibility to recycle paper cups for use in other paper applications. Stora Enso is now looking into partnerships for the collection and sorting of used paper cups to ensure that this high-quality fibre material is captured and given a second life.
Stora Enso has joined the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at the source. The Global Commitment and its vision for a circular economy for plastic is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment. For Stora Enso, signing the commitment is another step to combat the global problem of plastic pollution by providing renewable alternatives.
The times they are constantly changing, and so do consumers’ habits and shopping behavior. Digitalization has changed our way of living and it has been common for several years now to do shopping online. That also includes food purchases. Visiting the stores is still preferred by most people, but online shopping is starting to drive the food retail.
Stora Enso and startup Sulapac have joined forces to develop renewable and biodegradable straws
Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018. The demo, which targets production on an industrial scale, is designed to replace traditional plastic straws with renewable ones. The straws are based on Sulapac’s biocomposite material – made of wood and natural binders – designed to be recycled via industrial composting and biodegrade in marine environments.
Stora Enso launches a new sustainable RFID tag technology called ECO™ by Stora Enso, designed for intelligent packaging functionalities in supply chain, retail and e-commerce applications. The technology enables paper-based RFID tags, providing a plastic-free and recyclable solution for packaging authentication.
Introducing Value Wheel by Stora Enso
How do we choose the right material for different packaging purposes? Packaging needs to fulfil several requirements in terms of performance, finishing, sustainability and the impression that you want to make. Value Wheel by Stora Enso makes it easy to compare different packaging boards and papers and see how they meet different end use requirements.
How can packaging change the perception of your product?
Stora Enso has previously looked into what food packaging materials are appreciated most among consumers for different food categories. But how about other perceptions regarding packaging? Based on our consumer study, some features are more important than others – and in this article, we pick up some of the consumers’ likes and dislikes.
Stora Enso helps Licbox increase competitiveness
Telling the customer what Stora Enso can do is one thing, but it is only when you can show in reality what you can do that the customer really starts to believe you. Stora Enso’s high-quality products and first-class professional services were a convincing combination for the Mexican company Licbox. By choosing Stora Enso, Licbox increased competitiveness, production speed, and their sustainability performance.
More and more people live in small apartments, and easy storage is becoming a bigger and bigger purchase influencer. Every square meter in the small living spaces is valuable and the ability to store products in a clever way has become incredibly important. The urban habitants are looking for smaller and more compact packaging, making it easier to store. Smaller packaging sizes and smarter storing solutions really are the future.
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