Thanks to barrier coating solutions, paperboard offers a sustainable, renewable and low-carbon alternative to plastic in all kinds of demanding end-use applications that require high protection and strong performance.
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Ready to let go of plastic?
If you’ve decided to reduce your dependence on plastic for packaging food, liquid or anything that requires effective protection, Stora Enso’s barrier-coated paperboards are the way forward. Calculate the impact of replacing plastic in trays.
Up to 100% renewable
Paperboards with barriers are made typically of 80-95% renewable raw material, but with plant-based barrier coatings, the packaging can be 100% renewable. Read more on replacing plastic in food packaging.
Protection and performance
Barrier coatings provide critical qualities, such as humidity control, sealing properties, airtightness, light protection, oxygen permeability, aroma barrier, heat resistance, peelability, and grease proofing.
Carte d’Or ice cream’s new paperboard tub has several advantages over the previous plastic packaging. The paperboard replaces oil-based material with fibers from traceable, legal and sustainably managed Nordic forests, and yet the tub is 23% lighter. With a thin biodegradable barrier coating to ensure protection for the delicious ice cream, Cupforma Natura 2Bio helps Unilever drastically reduce their plastic consumption. As the total use is 11 million packages in a year, the packaging cuts plastic consumption by 520 tons annually. That’s a savings of ten tons of plastic per week.
How can we as consumers make truly sustainable packaging choices? Read here how different packaging materials work in circular economy.
Used paper cups are today largely an unused resource. Stora Enso has made trials which confirm that they could be recycled into new products like magazine paper or recycled board.
Our new Aqua barrier for paper cups and food service packaging is designed for effective recycling.