EcoFishBox by Stora Enso won Quality Innovation Award
EcoFishBox by Stora Enso has won the 2017 Quality Innovation Award in the category ‘Responsible and Renewable Innovations’. The award was received on February 8th at the annual prize ceremony in Bilbao, Spain. The Quality Innovation Award is an annual, international competition that enables innovators to professionally assess and benchmark their innovations against industry peers.
EcoFishBox by Stora Enso has won the 2017 Quality Innovation Award in the category ‘Responsible and Renewable Innovations’. The award was received last week at the annual prize ceremony in Bilbao, Spain. The Quality Innovation Award is an annual, international competition that enables innovators to professionally assess and benchmark their innovations against industry peers.
The competition was created in 2007 by Excellence Finland, a national non-profit organization dedicated to performance improvement.in 2007 to encourage the creation and development of innovations in products, processes and organizations.
“We are very pleased that our unique eco-packaging for the fish industry is recognized and awarded the Quality Innovation Award,” says Peter Thorstensson, SVP and Head of Corrugated Nordics, Stora Enso division Packaging Solutions. “Until now, there has been no renewable fibre-based concept in the market as a competitive alternative to styrox or plastic packaging in terms of performance and cost-effectiveness. In addition to its ability replace less environmentally-friendly fish packaging, the EcoFishBox is 100% recyclable and saves space during transport and warehousing.”
EcoFishBox is designed for packing fresh and processed food products in shops and restaurants. Designed in-house by Stora Enso, the box is waterproof and leakproof to the liner, thanks to its pre-made PET lamination and special folding method. The fibre-based box is supplied as a flat corrugated board for space saving. The material is completely recyclable and reduces packaging waste handling.
Caption: The award was handed over by Tiina Jortikka-Laitinen, Ambassador of Finland in Spain. Here together with Mika Tuhkunen, Product Designer and Timo Anonen (to the right), Product Manager from Stora Enso division Packaging Solutions
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Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper globally. Our customers include packaging producers, brand owners, paper and board producers, publishers, retailers, print houses, converters, and joinery and construction companies.
We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Our materials are renewable, reusable and recyclable, and form the building blocks for a range of innovative solutions that can help replace products based on fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials.
Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 10 billion, with an operational EBIT of EUR 1 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm AB (STE A, STE R).
We make every effort to use 100% of a tree for our products as well as for producing bioenergy. In production, we are pushing towards carbon neutrality as much as it is technically and commercially feasible. We practice and promote sustainable forestry, and work to ensure that more trees are planted than are harvested.
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