Formed fiber

Next generation eco-products to replace plastic

Consumers are looking for products that enable them to lead more eco-friendly lives. They want to minimise waste, their carbon footprint and reduce their use of plastic. Strong brands can meet these demands and prove to consumers their ambitions and progress towards a circular economy.

PureFiber by Stora Enso is a new selection of formed fiber products helping customers to replace plastics. Formed fiber products are designed for their intended use and can either be recycled or composted after use. PureFiberTM product line enable approximately 75% lower CO2 footprint compared to alternative packaging materials, such as plastic or bagasse.

PureFiber products tell the story of an eco-friendly, circular brand. They are:

PureFiber™ by Stora Enso formed fiber products are made of renewable materials, recyclable, plastic-free and PFAS-free, and they help combat global warming with significantly lower CO2 footprint compared to the other alternative products on the market. 

These benefits add superior attributes to your product so that your brand will stand out and signal that it is the alternative consumers are looking for.

A new selection of formed fiber products and technologies for designing and producing attractive eco-friendly products strengthens further Stora Enso’s opportunities to replace fossil-based products and contribute to combating the global problem of plastic waste.

Key product benefits

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    Plastic-free and PFAS-free

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    Renewable raw material

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    Recyclable in paper stream

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    Food contact approved

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    Significantly lower CO2 footprint compared to alternative solutions

Applications

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    Single-use take-away items such as food bowls, clam-shells and drink lids

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    Trays and inserts to hold food and non-food products

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    Herbal pots and trays for agriculture

Why Stora Enso

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    Unique knowledge base and infrastructure for developing new barrier technologies and modifying pulp

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    Scalable production

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    A sustainable supplier with high food safety standards
PureFiber™ can be used to replace plastic consumables e.g. in agriculture such as trays for herbs

PureFiber™ is Stora Enso's new formed fiber eco-product

PureFiber™ eco-products are plastic- and PFAS-free, made of renewable materials and recyclable. This is why they are called PureFiber™.

PureFiber™ can be used for single-use food packaging items such as plastic-free cups, bowls and coffee cup lids as well as for non-food items to replace plastic consumables in agriculture, electronics and cosmetics packaging. 

Stora Enso sells the products directly to brand owners and wholesalers.

Download LCA study

Download the LCA study about the climate impacts of formed fiber products and alternative materials on the market

Learn more about the climate impacts of Stora Enso's formed fiber eco-products compared to alternative products and materials on the market.

Download the executive summary of the LCA study by clicking the link here.

 

 

 

Every day we do our best to lead more eco-friendly lives

Customer reference

Stora Enso and Tingstad work together for circular and plastic-free take-away packaging

Tingstad sells the newly developed PureFiber™ by Stora Enso 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. The company has been around for 60 years and has a turnover of 250 million EUR.

Tingstad embraces innovation and new, more sustainable, packaging and packaging materials. 

 

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PureFiber™ by Stora Enso

PureFiber products can be used for a variety of end-uses

PureFiber is Stora Enso’s next generation formed fiber eco-product. The products can be produced to almost any shape where today conventional PE, PET and other plastics are being used. As such PureFiber can be used in a wide range of applications including single-use food packaging items such as plastic-free cups, bowls, clamshells, plates and coffee cup lids.

PureFiber can also be used for non-food items to replace plastics consumables in agriculture, electronics and cosmetics packaging and to replace other plastic parts. The products respond to the needs of eco-conscious consumers and producers looking for innovative alternatives to plastic. 

Formed fiber products can be used for variety of end-uses such as take-away salad bowls

Certified wood from sustainably managed forests

Sustainable forest and plantation management help us secure the long-term availability of wood – our renewable raw material. Forest certification guarantees that forests are sustainably managed.

We always ensure that the forests we harvest wood from are regenerated. We also know the origin of all the wood we use: 100% comes from sustainable sources.

Read more about Stora Enso’s sustainable forest management here.

Designed for circularity and designated use

PureFiber products are lightweight, plastic free, made of renewable materials and recyclable, making them truly designed for their intended use. This allows you as a customer to build brand value in the circular economy with Stora Enso’s next generation eco-product offering.

PureFiber products meet unrivalled product safety demands through the highest standards in production.

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