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Bio-based foam for climate-friendly package cushioning and insulation

For companies looking for ways to offer customers and consumers an eco-friendly and sustainable un-boxing experience. Wood foam enable brands to create climate-friendly or even fully plastic-free packaging. Stora Enso’s wood foam outperform other bio-based cushioning materials with its damping, resiliance and insulation capacity.

Transport

High cushioning effect

Suitable as protection in transport packaging of a wide range of applications, several conversion and design options available.
Wood foam

Flexible and rigid foams

Our portfolio consists of a wide range of different foams were properties can be altered, such as rigidity, density, flexibility, fiber type and content level - based on your needs!
Insulation box

Efficient insulation properties

Suitable for cold or hot insulation packaging, with similar insulation capacity as commercial fossil-based solutions.
Packaging

Recyclable in paper or board stream

Frustration free recycling in general purpose curbside recycling streams.
Insulating box

Renewable raw materials – it grows back

Raw material origins from FSC certified, sustainably managed forests.
Sawing in wood foam

Simply designed and converted

Easily sawed or die-cut into desired shapes, suitable for gluing into complete block designs or used as is.

Our offering is suitable for packing a wide range of goods

Wood foams by Stora Enso are bio-based cushioning and insulation materials that can be used for both protective and thermal packaging. With our two solutions; Fibrease by Stora Enso and Papira by Stora Enso you will find the optimal material choice for your application.

Wood foam
for cushioning, insulation and thermoforming

Fibrease™ by Stora Enso - Available now

Fibrease by Stora Enso is a lightweight fiber-based foam material that is made from 80-98% renewable materials and is curbside recyclable. It is soft with a memory foam like behavior and has a great damping capacity, as well as thermal insulation properties.

Fibrease is designed to replace PU-foams and EPS, as well as formed in-place fossil-based solutions. Fibrease fits various types of conversion methods like sawing and die-cutting, but also thermoforming.

Benefits

  • Memory foam like behavior allows for optimised cushioning, packaging size, and transportation optimisation
  • High insulating capacity, suitable for thermal packaging in online meal kits, online grocery sales and medicine shipments
  • Suitable for circular business models, optimal for recycling in closed loops to new material and products

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papira insert
For protective packaging

Papira® by Stora Enso - In pilot stage

Papira by Stora Enso is a novel lightweight foam made from pulp fibers. The sustainable foam is designed to be fully bio-based, recyclable in all paper streams and biodegradable. The semi-rigid mono-material has a high cushioning performance suitable for primary and secondary protective packaging. Papira can be designed and cut with precision for optimal size and protection.

Papira offers a fully paper recyclable alternative to traditional fossil-based packaging foams, such as PE/PU-foams and EPS. Papira fits various types of conversion methods like sawing and die-cutting.

Benefits

  • Can be designed for complex shapes and thus allows optimised cushioning and packaging size
  • Makes recycling easy as it allows the consumer to put the whole package in the same curbside collection bin
  • Designed to be recycled as paper, but if exiting the circular material stream it will biodegrade

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