Published 12 September 2019
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced the finalists for the IChemE Global Awards 2019. Stora Enso is among the finalists for the Innovative Product Award with its micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC).
The Awards, now in their 25th year, recognise excellence and achievement in chemical, biochemical and process engineering in 17 different award categories. Over 100 entries from around the world made it to the final stages of the Awards; winners for each category will be revealed on 7 November 2019 in Hull, UK. Stora Enso is among the finalists for the Innovative Product Award, with an entry entitled “Renewable Micro-fibrillated Cellulose Replaces Fossil Materials”.
Stora Enso has been working with micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC) for more than 10 years. MFC was first used in the creation of more light-weight packaging board materials that are already commercially available, but recently Stora Enso has commercialised the material itself as a product. The unique strength of this offering lies in the portfolio of grades that allows functionalities spanning from reinforcement through barrier properties to rheology modifier touching the daily lives of many consumers, and bringing added value to many applications in the paints, coatings, specialty papers and personal care industries. Additionally, as a wood-based material, MFC is 100% renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.
Established in 1994, The IChemE Awards attract interest from all over the globe and are widely recognised as the world's most prestigious chemical engineering awards.
Further information on the IChemE Global Awards, award categories and finalists, please click here.