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.
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.
Our material increases the possibilities to decrease plastic use and the overall CO2 footprint. The formulation commonly used for handles, reduces the carbon foot print with 50-65% vs a fossil-based polymer. For full life cycle analysis, visit our Technical Library
Kitchen tools or knives handles made of biocomposites are durable and dishwash safe.
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.
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.
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.
Our material is always FSC® certified. PEFC® certification is a possibility.
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%.
With our material there is a possibility to reduce cycle time in production. In addition, no sink marks in the injected part are visible.
Most of our materials have a very good scratch resistance.
Most of our materials are food contact approved in EU. DuraSense® is certified according to the Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.
DURASENSE® ECO S40 FOOD
DURASENSE® PLUS 40 IMPACT D
DURASENSE® PLUS S40 HI GD
DURASENSE® PURE L40FOOD