Stora Enso will apply the PROTĒAN™ barrier technology to its renewable and recyclable PureFiberTM by Stora Enso product offering.
The PureFiberTM technology from Stora Enso enables the manufacture of single-use products that are renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and plastic free.
The PROTĒAN™ technology barrier coating can be applied to produce a wide range of high-quality cellulose-based paper products, including single-use food service items.
“The technology partnership paves the way for meeting the needs of customers and consumers looking for more eco-friendly solutions. Through this collaboration we can design next-generation barrier properties which allow us to tap into new application areas for plastic-free products,” says Sohrab Kazemahvazi, Vice President, Head of Formed Fiber at Stora Enso.
“Stora Enso’s respected leadership as a renewable materials company and outstanding reputation in product design and innovation provide a perfect opportunity to broaden the introduction of PROTĒAN™ as a sustainable alternative to legacy technologies,” says Samuel Mikail, Chairman of HSMG.
Earlier this year Stora Enso announced a EUR 5 million investment to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fiber products at Hylte Mill in Sweden.
The formed fiber technology enables the manufacture of products that are designed for circularity, meaning that they are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable and do not contain any plastic.
The products respond to the needs of eco-conscious consumers and producers looking for innovative alternatives to plastic.
The first products will be available on the market at the beginning of 2020, targeting packaging for fast food restaurants.
About HS Manufacturing Group®
HS Manufacturing Group provides PROTĒAN™ brand plant-based barrier coatings and additive technologies that are recyclable, biodegradable, compostable and food-safe.
These barrier coating solutions can be applied to produce a wide range of high-quality cellulose-based paper products that are oil, grease and water resistant.
The technology has several applications for single-use food service items.
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