Stora Enso collaborates with Sulapac

Our take: Sulapac's recyclable and biodegradable packaging in use by cosmetics and jewelry industry... | ----------------

Stora Enso and Sulapac have signed a joint development agreement to combat the global problem of plastic waste by accelerating the use of fully renewable, recyclable and biodegradable materials in packaging.

Founded in 2016 by Suvi Haimi and Laura Kyllönen, Sulapac is a fully biodegradable and microplastic free material made of renewable and sustainable raw materials.

Sulapac products are designed for brands that want to eliminate plastic waste and demonstrate a genuine commitment to sustainability through the use of premium ecological material.

Cosmetics and jewelry packaging manufactured by Sulapac are already available for the consumers.

Finnish cosmetics company Naviter has chosen Sulapac for the packaging for its new Atopik range of natural cosmetic products.

Promising results from the cosmetics industry also enable long-term licensing of this technology for other uses. Further, Mika Ihamuotila, through PowerBank Ventures, and Planvest have recently invested in the company to accelerate its internationalization and R&D.

The cooperation between Stora Enso and Sulapac 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.

Through the joint development agreement, Stora Enso...

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