Lineo™by Stora Enso, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials, has been awarded ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018. Shortlisted alongside products from Clean Plus Inc. and The Chemours Company, the judges recognised the potential of Lineo, made from versatile wood-based raw material lignin. Lineo can be used in a range of applications where fossil-based materials are currently used. Markus Mannström, Executive Vice President of the Stora Enso Biomaterials division, says, “We are delighted that Lineo™ by Stora Ensohas been recognised as an innovative, important bio-based product. Made from lignin, an abundant product and one of the main building blocks of a tree, Lineo is a step towards replacing fossil-based products with renewable solutions. Click Read More below for additional information.
American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock today highlighted statements from the United States Postal Service (USPS) in response to questions about the safety of receiving packaging and mail:
“American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) members take safety very seriously, and our industry diligently continues to manufacture products to help customers address current challenges related to COVID-19.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have provided guidance indicating there is no evidence COVID-19 is spreading through the mail, and WHO has further stated that the risk of catching the virus from a package that has been moved, traveled and exposed to different conditions and temperatures is low.
“Paper products play an important role in facilitating product safety, enhancing hygiene and responding to COVID-19 challenges. Our industry remains committed to meeting the needs of its customers and the public, particularly in this dynamic environment.”
Paper and wood products are essential components of modern life. They are made from a renewable resource (trees) and encompass a wide range of products that facilitate education, communications, hygiene, food storage, product protection and provide shelter and homes. For example:
*Packaging and wrapping facilitate the safety of food, products, and commerce;
*Products like paper towels, bathroom tissue, hand towels, paper handkerchiefs, napkins, paper cups, and paper plates – among others – enhance hygiene; and
*Biocidal sanitary wipes and protective face masks reduce exposure.