Stora Enso and HS Manufacturing Enter Collaboration to Develop Sustainable Barriers for Formed Fiber Products
Stora Enso will apply HSMG's barrier technology to its renewable and recyclable PureFiberTM product offerings.
Nov. 26, 2019 - Stora Enso has entered into a strategic collaboration with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG), a producer of plant-based barrier coatings, to develop Stora Enso's formed fiber offering. Stora Enso will leverage HSMG's PROTEANTM technology for food contact packaging applications. The technology offers a biodegradable and recyclable additive that gives fiber-based packaging water-, grease- and oil-resistant properties.
Stora Enso will apply HSMG's barrier technology to its renewable and recyclable PureFiberTM product offerings. Stora Enso's PureFiber technology enables the manufacture of single-use products that are renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and plastic free.
“The technology partnership paves the way for meeting the needs of customers and consumers looking for more eco-friendly solutions. Through this collaboration we can design next-generation barrier properties which allow us to tap into new application areas for plastic-free products,” says Sohrab Kazemahvazi, Vice President, Head of Formed Fiber at Stora Enso.
Earlier this year Stora Enso announced a EUR 5 million investment to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fiber products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The first products will be available on the market at the beginning of 2020, targeting packaging for fast food restaurants.
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. To learn more, please visit: www.storaenso.com.
SOURCE: Stora Enso