Stora Enso develop foam packaging that can be recycled with paper

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Paper-based manufacturer Store Enso has developed bio-based packaging foam that can be recycled in the paper stream.

Made from wood, the foam can replace plastic foams such as polystyrene.

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It has developed two products, Fibrease and Papira, that have different technical characteristics. The former is available now and the latter is starting to be produced at a pilot plant in Sweden.

Stora Enso executive vice president Biomaterials Markus Mannström said: “Consumers of today are pushing to minimise the use of plastic and maximise recyclability.

“At the same time, the need for packaging protection is increasing due to growing demands in e-commerce and cold-chain logistics.

“With our bio-based foams we help customers create eco-friendly and circular packaging solutions, while also meeting material performance needs to protect and insulate the goods.”

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