Biocomposites

Imagine an affordable way to go green

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

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Key benefits

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    Ability to replace most general-purpose plastics without losing properties.

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    Increased production efficiency with less cooling time and greater stiffness

  • 3

    Affordable sustainability

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    Up to 50% weight reduction possibility and low density for high tensile strength

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    Design flexibility in look and feel of end products

End-use applications

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    Storage & logistics: boxes, covers, pallets, dollies, hangers

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    Furniture and interior: chairs, tables, components, details

  • 3

    Consumer goods: toys, lifestyle products, beauty and hygiene products, promotional items, garden equipment

  • 4

    Food contact plastics: screw caps, mugs, kitchen utensils, disposables, food trays

  • 5

    Industrial and automotive components: power tools, electrical products, car interior parts and panels

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Plastic conversions

Why DuraSense?

  • Eco-friendly wood fiber biocomposite
  • Suitable for injection moulding, extrusion, 3D printing
  • Economical alternative

Contacts

Muhammad Ali Malik
Business Development Manager, Biocomposites
+46 73 340 52 86
biocomposites@storaenso.com

Elisabeth Bergvall
Business Development Manager, Biocomposites
+46 76 864 74 13
biocomposites@storaenso.com

renewable materials

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.