Stora Enso unveils sustainable and efficient FBB solution

Stora Enso, a leading provider of sustainable solutions, is gearing up to launch its new folding box board (FBB) – Performa Nova.

This product marks the first offering from the company’s brand new cardboard line in Oulu, Finland, which is expected to be fully operational in 2025.

The company says Performa Nova builds on the success of its established Performa product range, which is known for its strength, reliability and lightweight construction.

The ‘Nova’ designation marks a new chapter in fiber-based packaging for the company, emphasizing improved efficiency and a superior user experience.

Efficiency is crucial for future-proofing packaging materials.

Performa Nova prioritizes this by requiring fewer raw materials, leading to cost and CO2 savings across the entire packaging value chain.

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This is achieved through Stora Enso’s FiberLight Tec, a technology that creates lightweight yet robust boards.

The resulting high yield advantage allows brand owners to produce more packaging using less material.

The growing consumer preference for sustainable packaging is undeniable, with demand for cardboard over plastic evident in the US and Europe.

According to Stora Enso, the global consumer cardboard market is expected to reach 11 million tonnes by 2030, underscoring the shift towards environmentally friendly solutions.

Performa Nova, a fresh fiber-based alternative to plastic packaging, enables brand owners to meet this demand for renewable and circular materials.

It is suitable for a variety of applications including frozen, chilled and dry food packaging, as well as food service needs.

Brand owners understand the importance of high-quality materials for shelf impact, consumer communications and ultimately driving product choice.

Performa Nova takes packaged goods to the next level with its printability and smooth surface, offering standout features that align with consumers’ growing environmental awareness.

Performa Nova offers additional benefits:

Recyclable: Widely accepted in recycling streams.

Food Safety: Meets industry standards for odor and taste neutrality.

Barriers Compatibility: Can be combined with barrier solutions for moisture and grease resistance.

Superior Protection: High rigidity and compression of the box guarantee product integrity during transport and handling.

Performa Nova will be available in different grammages, ranging from 200 g/m² to 315 g/m².

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