16. May 2019 | Recycling

This cup offers (almost) unlimited pleasure

Cupforma Natura Solo
The barrier breaks down in a recycling process, and all fibres can be utilized
Source: Stora Enso

With Cupforma Natura Solo, Stora Enso introduces a renewable paperboard for paper cups. According to the manufacturer, this material is suitable for hot and cold drinking cups, as well as for ice cream packaging. It is produced without a traditional plastic coating layer and designed for full fibre recovery in a recycling process.

The barrier breaks down in a recycling process

"We have been trialling Cupforma Natura Solo with our customers in Europe,” says Ebba Mannheimer, Head of Business, New Barrier Solutions, Consumer Board division. “We have proved that it works similarly to traditional polyethylene-lined cups, so no new converting technology is needed.” Furthermore, the barrier is said to break down in a recycling process, and all fibres can be utilized.

Different applications are possible

For Cupforma products a barrier selection for different demands is available. In addition to Cupforma Natura Solo, the offering for cups includes the – according to the company – fully renewable Cupforma Natura PE Green, as well as the industrially compostable Cupforma Natura Bio.

edited by Christiane Lingrön

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