Stora Enso is launching its wood-based biocomposites, DuraSense™ by Stora Enso. This is another major step on the group’s journey to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. DuraSense is available to companies seeking high performance and a sustainable, bio-based alternative to plastics. DuraSense enables the use of renewable fibres, such as wood, to substitute for a large portion of fossil-based plastic. The production of biocomposites began in 2018 at Stora Enso’s Hylte Mill in Sweden, following the EUR 12 million investment announced in 2017. At full production, the mill’s annual production capacity is 15 000 tonnes, which is the largest capacity in Europe dedicated to wood fibre composites. Click Read More below for additional information.
CTI Paper USA has signed a letter of agreement to donate 1% of gross sales of its new durable papers and synthetics brand, DurillaTM, to The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. The Fossey Fund directs money, human and scientific resources to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa.
CTI Paper’s illustrated Durilla mascot is inspired by the Silverback Mountain Gorilla of Central Africa. “We wanted to find a way to commit a portion of our product sales to directly benefit gorilla protection and conservation,” said John Kelly, president of CTI Paper USA.
The company’s research showed that the Fossey Fund had the strongest and most comprehensive impact, together with a 49-year track record in Central Africa. Longtime Fossey Fund trustees include Sigourney Weaver, Larry Ellison, Christian Bale and Gilbert Grosvenor.
“Because of its low fundraising and administrative costs, the Fossey Fund ensures that donations have the maximum intended benefit to gorillas, their habitats and local people,” Kelly said. “That’s important to us and to our customers.”
All Durilla papers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which promotes responsible management of the world’s forests.