Stora Enso constantly works on sustainable and recyclable packaging options for various industries and applications worldwide. We want to co-develop sustainable caps and closures to make our fiber-based beverage packaging and tubes more eco-friendly.

Opportunity overview

The Packaging Materials division at Stora Enso is driven by high demand for plastic-free and eco-friendly circular packaging. Our ultimate goals are CO2 emission reduction by decreasing plastic use and increasing recyclability, which is currently done by providing premium renewable and recyclable packaging materials based on virgin and recycled fiber. However, in beverage and tube packaging, caps, closures, and shoulders are still mostly made of fossil-based materials due to their functionality.

We are searching for innovative or lightweight caps and closure materials to make our renewable packaging fully recyclable. The materials should comply with food-grade standards, endure humidity and frequent opening and closing, and provide a shelf life of 1-1,5 years. As several industries require caps and closures, Stora Enso has a variety of use cases, and therefore, requirements for materials also vary based on the packaging type.

Your opportunity with Stora Enso

Stora Enso is ultimately searching for a long-term service provider that strives to improve our solution further and to maintain continuous quality service. We are also open to an option and have previous experience with joint development agreements to accelerate the growth of your solution if needed. We are looking to collaborate and share our industry knowledge to provide you with valuable information about our manufacturing process, enabling your company to further opportunities within the industry.

More about Stora Enso Packaging Materials

The Packaging Materials division is a global leader in the circular economy with our premium renewable and recyclable packaging materials based on virgin and recycled fiber. Addressing the needs of today’s eco-conscious consumers, we help customers replace fossil-based materials with low-carbon, renewable, and recyclable alternatives for their food and drink, pharmaceutical, or transport packaging. A wide selection of barrier coatings enables design optimization for various demanding packaging end-uses.

Examples we're looking for

Innovative renewable materials

As our packaging is fiber-based, we aim to utilize renewable materials in the caps and closures. Please submit your solution if you are working on innovative, sustainable materials and would be willing to co-develop caps and closures with the help of Stora Enso resources.

Lightweight materials

The weight of different materials determines the recyclability of packaging. With lighter fossil-based materials, we could minimize the use of raw materials and recycle the final packaging. Therefore, we are also looking for more lightweight materials for the caps and closures.

Closing solutions

Caps and closures are well-functioning solutions to preserve the contents of beverage and tube packaging, but perhaps not the only ones. We would be interested in hearing more if you have a ready product to fulfill the demanding tasks of current caps and closures with a lower carbon footprint.

Part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, and wooden construction and one of the largest private forest owners in the world. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.

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