Stora Enso completes sale of its Nymölla paper mill to focus on development of sustainable solutions

SWEDEN – Finnish forestry group Stora Enso has completed the divestment of its Nymölla paper production site in Sweden and all associated assets to the US-based uncoated paper producer Sylvamo. Announced in September, the divestment transaction was closed after receiving regulatory approvals for an enterprise value of around US$159.13 million (€150m). Stora says that the move will allow it to…

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Stora Enso, Huhtamaki to advance European paper cup recycling initiative

BELGIUM – Finnish pulp and paper maker Stora Enso and Huhtamaki’s Cup Collective initiative has welcomed its first partners. The new partners include McDonald’s, SSP – The Food Travel Experts, C2 Centre, and the National Railway Company of Belgium (SNCB), all further supporting the initiative’s ability to significantly increase paper cup recycling volumes in Europe. The program launched in September…

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Stora Enso commits US$82M to slash water usage at Imatra Mill pulp facility

FINLAND – Finnish pulp and paper maker Stora Enso has invested US$82 million (€80 million) to centralize and modernize the wood handling process at its Imatra Mill in Finland. The funds have been used to boost the facility’s capacity for premium packaging board production and decrease water consumption throughout the debarking process. The Imatra Mill consists of two industrial units…

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Stora Enso invests US$984M in its Oulu site to accelerate growth in renewable packaging

FINLAND – Finnish forestry group Stora Enso has announced a US$983.58 million (€1 billion) investment to convert the remaining idle paper machine at its Oulu site in Finland into a high-volume consumer board production line. According to the firm, the investment is intended to accelerate the growth in renewable packaging by offering new volumes for growing packaging segments. Stora Enso…

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Stora Enso introduces Papira pulp form packaging in the market

FINLAND – Finnish forestry group Stora Enso has introduced Sustainability Awards finalist Papira as a ‘recyclable’ alternative to fossil-based foam materials in packaging. The company claims that its new solution is both plastic-free and fully recyclable at kerbside and in paper waste streams. Its reported biodegradability suggests that, if it ends up in the environment, the material will not have…

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Picadeli debuts formed-fiber lid co-developed with Stora Enso

EUROPE – European takeaway salad bar company Picadeli has begun using a formed-fiber lid for its takeaway packaging as part of its sustainability efforts. Made in partnership with Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso, the lid does not contain any perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). It is part of PureFiber by Stora Enso, a new range of formed-fiber products…

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Stora Enso expands portfolio with formed fiber plant in Hylte, Sweden

SWEDEN – Finnish forestry group Stora Enso has begun a feasibility study for building a formed fiber plant in Hylte, Sweden. The company’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 PureFibe by Stora Enso – a range of formed fiber products that…

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