Stora Enso pilots bio-plastic alternative to PET

Stora Enso pilots bio-plastic alternative to PET

Posted on July 25, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News



Stora Enso is piloting production of FuraCore – a 100 per cent bio-based alternative to petroleum-based PET  – which it says could be a “game changer” in the packaging industry. 

Stora Enso has been developing a breakthrough technology called FuraCore to produce FDCA, laying the foundation for a plastic that, as people working with the technology like to say, makes sense.

FuraCore has the ability to make furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), an organic chemical compound that occurs in nature and is the key building block for bio-based plastics such as PEF. It can be applied to a wide variety of industrial applications, including bottles, food packaging, textiles, carpets, electronic materials, and automotive parts.