Stora Enso introduces renewable high-strength material for shopping and takeaway bags

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To support the shift to renewable and recyclable materials in shopping and takeaway bags, Stora Enso launches CarrEco Brown™. Made from 100% fresh fibers, the material has high strength and tear resistance properties and is also safe for direct food contact.

By offering renewable, fiber-based materials suited for paper bags, Stora Enso accelerates the shift away from plastic. Stora Enso now expands its paper bag materials portfolio with CarrEco Brown, a new unbleached and uncoated board that is fully recyclable. Through its unique three-layer structure, CarrEco Brown offers exceptional strength properties suitable for strong shopping bags. The material is also safe for direct food contact and contains only FDA-compliant chemicals which makes it ideal for takeaway food and groceries.

“Unbleached paper bags are a good fit with the preferences of today’s eco-conscious consumers. We are well-positioned to meet the growing demand for paper bags, especially in trending end-use areas such as takeaway food. Our newest material CarrEco Brown can help our customers seize these growth opportunities in a sustainable way,” says Oscar Duarte, Business Segment Director, Kraftliners at Stora Enso Packaging Materials.

More about CarrEco Brown material

CarrEco Brown is made 100% from renewable fresh fibers from sustainably managed forests and it has a three-layer structure made with patent-pending Tri-Ply™ technology by Stora Enso. CarrEco Brown’s high tensile and tear strength properties make it suitable for strong shopping bags. CarrEco Brown is also safe for direct food contact and contains only FDA-compliant chemicals which makes it ideal for takeaway and grocery bags.

In addition to strength and purity, CarrEco Brown has a natural look and feel and does not contain any optical bleaching agents. The material’s smoothness and formation qualities enable great printability possibilities for brand owners. Available in grammages starting from 85 gsm, CarrEco Brown allows Stora Enso’s customers to grow and expand to new segments within the paper bag market.

Part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper, 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. Stora Enso has approximately 22,000 employees and our sales in 2021 were EUR 10.2 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm AB (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY).

Source: Stora Enso