DuraSense® for extrusion

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Imagine an affordable way to go green

The DuraSense® product portfolio is well suited for the extrusion of profiles. Our portfolio for extrusion consists of both ready-made profiles of high quality and granules for extrusion. Profiles made from wood-based composites are strong, and compared to plastics, they have a low carbon foot print and an excellent sustainability profile. The most common designs can be made with DuraSense®. Whether you choose ready-made profiles or granules for your own extrusion, we support you all the way with design assistance, smooth production and a quick turn-around.

Why DuraSense®

  • Improved environmental footprint with wood-based biocomposites
  • Affordable and commercially available alternative
  • Wide property span for a range of applications
  • Reinforcement of virgin or recycled plastic polymers
  • Broad spectrum of wood fibers creating high aspect ratio for better reinforcement

When are biocomposites a good choice?

DuraSense® Pure

When cost performance is the key driver. Excellent cost-to-sustainability ratio.

  • Up to 65% wood content combined with standard plastic polymers
  • Suitable for products with basic demands

DuraSense® Prime

For products with high demand on structural stability and creep resistance.

  • Up to 60% wood content combined with durable plastic polymers
  • Superior creep resistance with close to zero creep in accelerated tests of 100 years
  • Suitable alternative for applications with high load and structural stability requirements

DuraSense® Recycled

A recycled based solution for minimal environmental footprint

  • 30-60% wood fibers and recycled fossil-based polymer. Wood content highly dependent on polymer matrix and quality.
  • Recycled polymers with different properties and price classes to choose from.
  • The recycled portfolio can be offered with post-consumer recycled polymers of homogenous fractions, agglomerates or industrially recycled.
  • Material with agglomerates are a great alternative for the cost-conscious with low visual product demands (very limited colourability) and where variation in product specification is acceptable. Most suitable for solid/filled profile shapes.
  • Best product properties are most often achieved in combination with industrial recyclates.
  • Colourability limitations.

DuraSense® Solid

DuraSense® Solid core by Stora Enso is a patented product (SE 538 877 C2) for multiple uses. It is a sustainable alternative to impregnated wood or PVC products that will last you a lifetime. Our solution is optimised for outdoor use with a patented skin formulation.

Solid core profiles are made of thermally treated wood with an outdoor-optimised biocomposite skin for long-term protection. It makes it strong, durable and offers close to zero moisture uptake. Compared to impregnated wood, the DuraSense® biocomposite solution is a sustainable alternative without any harmful chemicals.

The profiles can be produced in a great variety of colours. Bright red is not recommended for outdoor use as the pigments tend to fade.

DuraSense® Hollow

Ready-made profiles in biocomposites. Stock profiles: U-channel, J-channel, T-section and H-channels. Together with our third-party partner we also offer custom-made profiles, edges, joiners and connectors.

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