Suvi Haimi, chief executive & co-founder, Sulapac. The provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper and the premium eco-packaging start-up firm intend to jointly accelerate the use of fully renewable, recyclable and biodegradable materials in packaging.
Through the development agreement, Stora Enso will licence Sulapac’s materials and technology, and begin the development of fully renewable caps and closures for liquid packages. Other areas for joint development work include food packages and packages for consumer electronics.
“At Stora Enso we believe that everything that’s made with fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Our future growth comes from innovations in renewable materials,” says Annica Bresky, EVP Consumer Board at Stora Enso. “With our partners, such as Sulapac, we drive these innovations to create the packaging of the future.”
“The World needs material solutions that are one hundred percent biodegradable. Sulapac material has all the benefits of plastic yet it completely biodegrades without the issues of micro-plastic. With Stora Enso’s global expertise we can really speed up the global launch of our Sulapac material,” said Suvi Haimi, Sulapac chief executive.
The cooperation between the companies began in 2017 through Stora Enso’s Accelerator program, which involves partnering with Aalto University and start-ups to ideate and innovate around renewable products. Stora Enso is the first customer to use Sulapac’s material and technology license.