The need to replace fossil-based materials with renewables is more than a trend that comes and goes with the seasons. This is change for good. So imagine finding an easy and cost-efficient way to cut the environmental impact of every product in your portfolio.
DuraSense™ by Stora Enso is a wood-fibre biocomposite offering the mouldability of plastics and the strength and sustainability of wood, resulting in a reduced CO2 footprint by up to 80%. DuraSense™ is for companies seeking a high-performance, bio-based alternative to plastics.
DuraSense™ biocomposites offers new design opportunities using renewable resources from sustainably managed Nordic forests, certified according to a third-party Chain of Custody system. The material is suitable for a wide range of injection moulded products such as furniture, storage & logistics items, packaging, consumer goods, industrial components, automotive details and food contact plastics.
DuraSense™ biocomposites is developed to match and surpass conventional plastics using your existing moulds with little or no change to production techniques. You can also combine fibres with recycled or bio-based polymers to further enhance environmental values. Together with our customers, we’re constantly exploring new ideas; below you can view some of the key benefits of DuraSense™, and a few applications to inspire you.
From imagining a new product to reinventing old ones, our technical team at ISO-certified Hylte Mill in Sweden is happy to be with you every step of the way. Along with prototype development, we also provide world-class lab testing and on-site technical support after product launch.
Come visit our labs, have a cup of coffee with us and test out your biocomposites possibilities.
Ability to replace most general-purpose plastics without losing properties.
Increased production efficiency with less cooling time and greater stiffness
Up to 50% weight reduction possibility and low density for high tensile strength
Design flexibility in look and feel of end products
Storage & logistics: boxes, covers, pallets, dollies, hangers
Furniture and interior: chairs, tables, components, details
Consumer goods: toys, lifestyle products, beauty and hygiene products, promotional items, garden equipment
Food contact plastics: screw caps, mugs, kitchen utensils, disposables, food trays
Industrial and automotive components: power tools, electrical products, car interior parts and panels
Our innovation focuses on further development of existing products based on trees, as well as newer areas such as bio-barriers, intelligent packaging, bio-based carbons, bio-based plastics, dissolving pulp and novel cellulose materials.