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

To support the shift to renewable and recyclable materials in shopping and takeaway bags, Stora Enso launches CarrEco Brown.

Made from 100 per cent fresh fibres, the material has high strength and tear resistance properties and is also safe for direct food contact.

By offering renewable, fibre-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.

CarrEco Brown is made 100 per cent from renewable fresh fibres 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.

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