Building on our heritage and know-how in forestry and trees, Stora Enso is committed to the development of products and technologies based on renewable materials. We focus on meeting consumer demand for eco-friendly and circular solutions and we concentrate our efforts in innovation. Our bio-based materials are the fruit of our long-term focus on innovation in finding new ways of utilising the full potential of biomass and trees in entirely new ways. With these innovations, we can replace fossil-based materials and other non-renewable materials with bio-based materials.
With microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), you can create lighter and stronger packaging, or simply more sustainable materials, by replacing fossil-based raw materials with a natural, renewable and biodegradable raw material.
With NeoLigno® by Stora Enso, our lignin-based binder, you can replace fossil-based binders with a fully bio-based, free from formaldehyde and free from isocyanate solution without compromising on technical performance.
With cellulose foam by Stora Enso, you can ensure that packaging is bio-based and recyclable inside and out – our lightweight foam material is fully bio-based and perfect for protective and cushioning applications for various types of packaging needs.
At our Innovation centre for biomaterials, we have been developing a new and improved process to produce FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) monomer from sugars. FDCA is the key building block for bio-based polyesters such as PEF (polyethylene furanoate) and can be used as a component of other bio-based polymers.