Durable, Sustainable and Beautiful Handles

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The Biocomposites produced by Stora Enso is a green, good looking, cost-efficient and versatile material to use when producing any kind of handle. It helps you making a good choice for the future of our planet. The material has excellent longevity and reusability with good grip and fantastic haptics. There are great examples of beautiful handles made in Biocomposites.  

Cheese on tray

Affordable

Solutions for many type of handles. DuraSense® Pure is a very cost efficient material with ability to fit both low budget productions. DuraSense® Eco, 98% bio-based is a cost-efficient solution when comparing to other bio-based polymers.

Dish washer

Dishwasher safe

Kitchen tools or knives handles made of biocomposites are durable and dishwash safe.

Seedlings

Beautiful haptics

A tactile fitting modern design. The visible fibers and a matte finish gives your handles a natural touch. The visible fibres are also a great way to communicate its real sustainability gains to consumers.
With a great-looking natural (light-caramel) color, it can easily be coloured to the colour of your choice with most masterbatches.

Bowl

Durable and strong

Biocomposites are as strong as glass fiber. Use the natural reinforcement of wood fibers in combination of mouldability of plastics. With natural wood fibers stiffness, your handle will have comparable characteristics to ABS or HIPS.

Dish brush

Recycled plastics

Material with both industrial and post-consumer recycled plastics, are offered. The wood fibers act as a reinforcement to recycled plastics, making post-consumer waste a possibility and expanding the property space. Recycled plastic can only be used for products not requiring food contact approval. Some limits in colorability.

Forest

FSC and PEFC certified

Our material is always FSC® certified. PEFC® certification is a possibility.

Food

Fully bio-based

Fully bio-based solutions are available and is a great alternative for handles requiring food contact approval. With our Eco grades you can reduce your carbon foot print with up to 80%.

Child in kitchen

Optimized production

With our material there is a possibility to reduce cycle time in production. In addition, no sink marks in the injected part are visible.

Tray

Scratch resistance

Most of our materials have a very good scratch resistance.

Cheese

Food approved

Most of our materials are food contact approved in EU. DuraSense® is certified according to the Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.

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