Around 170 guests attended the official inauguration of Stora Enso‘s new polyethylene (PE) coating plant at the consumer board mill in Beihai, China on 19 December.
Stora Enso has invested EUR 31 million in the PE coating plant, following its establishment in the Guangxi region in China as a response to increasing demand on the market. The plant has an annual capacity of 80 000 tonnes of PE coated products. PE coated board is suitable for products that require barrier against moisture, such as paper cups and food service packaging.
“This is yet another important milestone to support our customers in meeting growing consumer demand for high-quality, safe and renewable consumer board packaging in China and the Asia Pacific region,” said Karl-Henrik Sundström, CEO of Stora Enso.
The PE coating plant enhances Stora Enso’s strategy for profitable growth as well as the company’s competitiveness by enabling short lead-times and full quality control for PE coated prime Food Service Board (FSB). It also further enhances Stora Enso’s transformation into a global renewable materials growth company.
Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets, and has the aim to replace fossil-based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials