Once the investment is completed, the site’s annual formed fiber capacity will increase from 50 to approximately 115 million product units, making Stora Enso one of Europe’s leading formed fiber suppliers.
Stora Enso will manufacture the raw material at its plants in Sweden and Finland and perform the conversion at the Hylte site. Along with this investment, Stora Enso will recruit more than 10 employees for the production of formed fibers in Sweden.
Stora Enso’s formed fiber products are currently used in food packaging such as bowls, trays and lids – and in the development of fiber bottles.
Its PureFiber is a line of formed fiber products that are free of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) which it claims have a carbon footprint up to 75% lower than alternative packaging materials such as plastic. or bagasse.
Sohrab Kazemahvazi, Senior Vice President, Head of Formed Fiber at Stora Enso, said, “There is strong market demand for environmentally friendly circular packaging solutions that replace plastic and other materials. based on fossils. Our formed fiber offering can help brand owners achieve their sustainability goals, while meeting consumer demands for a cleaner future. Thanks to our investment and the increase in capacity, we are further improving our position in this growing market.