Renewable solutions provider Stora Enso and the leading Nordic producer of household products Orthex Group have allied to make cooking just a little more bio-based. Together they have brought to market a new range of kitchen utensils made from a bio-composite which combines the best qualities of wood and plastic.
The bio-based material used to replace fossil-based plastic is made from spruce and sugarcane, which reduces the carbon footprint of the products by up to 80%. The innovative products contain 98% bio-based material. As regularly reported on our pages, Finland is a leader in innovative bio and recycling materials, and their forest industry has developed wood-based materials to replace fossil raw materials. Both Stora Enso and Orthex believe in the global growth of the market for bio-based products – an economy that creates opportunities for both raw material suppliers and consumer product manufacturers.
The bio-composite used in the new products comes from Stora Enso’s Hylte Mill in Sweden. The DuraSense by Stora Enso ( @storaenso ) biocomposites is produced from spruce and pine from sustainably managed and certified Swedish forests.
“The Stora Enso biocomposite is a new innovative raw material which helps create the desired properties in the products. The wood used in the bio-composite is obtained from side streams of wood products and pulp production, which means that the wood material is utilized optimally,” says Patricia Oddshammar, Head of Biocomposites at Stora Enso.
Orthex ( @OrthexGroup ) has strong traditions in the manufacture and marketing of household products, dating back to 1914, with their products are sold in the largest daily consumer goods chains in the Nordic countries and in more than 40 countries around the world.
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