Stora Enso’s strategic aim is to grow with renewable packaging, and the investment would increase Stora Enso’s formed fiber capacity significantly
Based on increasing demand for fiber-based, circular packaging solutions, Stora Enso has started a feasibility study for building a new formed fiber plant in Hylte,Sweden. Stora Enso’s strategic aim is to grow with renewable packaging, and the investment would increase Stora Enso’s formed fiber capacity significantly.
The new plant would mainly produce PureFiber by Stora Enso – a range of formed fiber products that contain no per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). According to the LCA-study, these products have up to 75% lower CO2 footprint compared to alternative packaging materials such as plastics and bagasse. The PureFiber by Stora Enso products from the new Hylte plant would have the potential to replace some 35 000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
Mikael Krook, Vice President Sales and Commercialization for Formed Fiber at Stora Enso, commented; “The new plant would serve as a center of excellence to produce low-carbon packaging solutions. In addition to producing food service applications, such as lids, bowls and trays, we would offer more advanced solutions such as modified atmosphere packaging that helps extend the shelf life of fresh produce.”
If the outcome of the study is positive, implementation of the project will commence during Q1/2023.
Source: Company Press Release