I am delighted to be able to share with you the news that on February 22, 2023 TASKI acquired substantially all of the assets of NSS Enterprises, Inc. The joining of TASKI and NSS will provide an expanded product offering to you, as well as expanded local resources, including sales, customer service and technical support. Toledo, OH production facilities will continue to service NSS customers, as well as expand TASKI’s footprint in the U.S. The acquisition reinforces TASKI’s dedication to expand our service and support of your business. U.S. production will allow TASKI to improve its time to market, and NSS will benefit from the synergies created by the acquisition. You will also benefit from the global research, development and innovation excellence for which TASKI is renowned. Over the coming months, a dedicated team will work through the beginning stages of integrating the two businesses, with customer service and technical support as the key focus areas. We commit to keeping you informed of the process and will provide regular updates. In the coming days and weeks, the team will be spending time with customers to discuss and explore the benefits of the TASKI-NSS enhanced offering. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to your NSS and/or TASKI sales representative, who will be happy to discuss, in more detail, the benefits TASKI-NSS can bring to your business.
Stora Enso is extending its packaging offering with a new portfolio of bio-based foams from wood. The products are fully recyclable and can be used for protective and thermal packaging. Lightweight wood foams address the need for climate-friendly, renewable and circular cushioning materials in inner packaging.
Stora Enso’s offering consists of Fibrease™ by Stora Enso and Papira® by Stora Enso. Both foams come with versatile technical and sustainability properties, and customers can select a suitable foam based on their specific packaging requirements. The foams can be used for protecting fragile goods and are optimal for thermal packaging of temperature sensitive products. Fibrease is commercially available now, while the pilot plant for producing Papira has started operations at the Fors site in Sweden, following the investment announced in August 2020.
Fossil-based packaging is a major contributor to pollution, accounting for 40% of the world’s plastics. Today fossil-based materials, such as plastic wrap or polystyrene foams, are widely used as cushioning and insulating materials in packaging. With Fibrease and Papira, Stora Enso now introduces renewable and climate-friendly alternatives to fossil-based packaging protection. The bio-based foams come from certified wood and are recyclable in paper recycling streams.
“Consumers of today are pushing to minimise the use of plastic and maximise recyclability. At the same time, the need for packaging protection is increasing due to growing demands in e-commerce and cold-chain logistics. With our bio-based foams we help customers create eco-friendly and circular packaging solutions, while also meeting material performance needs to protect and insulate the goods,” says Markus Mannström, EVP Biomaterials at Stora Enso.
Stora Enso’s new pilot plant aims to evaluate and validate Papira as a packaging foam in customer tests. Stora Enso’s Fors site in Sweden, where the Papira pilot facility is located, produces lightweight paperboards for consumer packaging.