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
DuraSense® by Stora Enso is a wood-fiber biocomposite: a blend of wood fibers and polymers – virgin, recycyled or bio-based – offering a flexible solution with the mouldability of plastic, yet the strength, workability and natural feel as well as sustainable benefits of wood. This can result in a reduced CO2 footprint by up to 80%. DuraSense® is for companies seeking a high-performance, cost-competitive and bio-based alternative to plastics.
The DuraSense® product family is suitable for a wide range of applications from consumer goods to industrial applications for manufacturing by injection moulding, extrusion, or 3D printing.
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.