Stora Enso and HS Manufacturing Group enter collaboration to develop sustainable barriers for formed fiber products

December 4, 2019 Off By Sebastian Reisig

Stora Enso has entered into a strategic collaboration with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG), a producer of plant-based barrier coatings, to develop Stora Enso’s formed fiber offering. Stora Enso will leverage HSMG’s PROTĒAN™ technology for food contact packaging applications. The technology offers a biodegradable and recyclable additive that gives fiber-based packaging water-, grease- and oil-resistant properties.

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.