Stora Enso upgrading its flagship carton board to provide the market's best visual appearance

Published 22 February 2017
Based on customers’ insights, Stora Enso’s luxury and graphical board Ensocoat(TM) by Stora Enso will be upgraded to provide even better whiteness and shade. This will contribute to excellent print results and high performance with all finishing treatments.

“As our aim is to be the global benchmark in high-quality virgin-fibre carton board and the preferred partner to customers and brand owners in premium end-use segments, we have further developed our flagship board grade Ensocoat to fulfil this ambition,” says Product Manager Eva Lundqvist at Stora Enso. “Luxury packaging typically involves embossing, foil stamping and other special effects that demand a lot from the material, its smoothness, whiteness and folding properties. With Ensocoat we want to offer our customers a carton board with the market’s best visual appearance. Whiteness and brightness are the key technical properties, and we are also looking into whiteness as an aesthetic experience, based on insights gathered from our customers and stakeholders.”

Ensocoat by Stora Enso is used worldwide for demanding graphical applications and luxury packaging for consumer products such as cosmetics, perfumes, champagne, spirits and chocolate. The fact that it is made out of renewable material makes it a sustainable choice. Ensocoat belongs to the category of SBS (solid bleached sulphate) board, which is the highest quality category in carton board, fully made from pure virgin fibre. Ensocoat is well-established in the market since the 1960s and its recipe is now being changed to provide even better whiteness and shade, which contribute to excellent print results and high performance with all finishing treatments.

The new board quality will be introduced in full scale at the Interpack 2017 packaging exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany in May. A preview of the product will be given in connection with the Lahti 2017 Ski World Championships in Finland.

Stora Enso at Interpack 2017: stand 9-b20.

Further information

Click here to see product details and technical specifications

Sanna Heiskanen, Marketing Communications Manager, Stora Enso, Division Consumer Board, tel. +358 40 773 9373, email

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