As part of the Swedish Co-Lab Pavilion at one of the world’s largest industrial technology fairs – Hannover Messe, Stora Enso will showcase how renewable materials from the forest can contribute to a sustainable future.
An economy based on biological and renewable materials to produce products is what we refer to as a bioeconomy. At Hannover Messe 2019 Stora Enso is launching our Bioeconomy Showroom. It is a virtual reality showroom in which visitors can experience renewable, recyclable and biodegradable products of tomorrow. The showroom demoes how new wood-based products, such as biodegradable packaging, bio-based carbon and wood-based textiles, can replace fossil-based materials like plastics and reduce carbon footprint.
In addition to the products displayed in the virtual showroom, Stora Enso brings innovative biocomposite products which are a game changer for gradually replacing plastics in products typically made from plastic. Our biocomposites offer the mouldability of plastics, the strength and sustainability of wood, and can be produced in customer's existing moulds for plastics with little or no changes to production techniques.
Linked to another theme – intelligent packaging – Stora Enso showcases our newly developed technology, ECO™ by Stora Enso. The RFID-based technology allows packaged products to be automatically tracked, traced and tamper-proofed throughout the entire supply chain. The ECO™ technology enables the RFID tags to be produced on a 100% fibre-based paper label. Unlike traditional plastic tags, the ECO™ tag is renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and results in a significantly lower carbon footprint. Stora Enso will also exemplify how the intelligent and sustainable RFID technology can be utilized to gain real-time information about stock inventories and consumer behavior.