Stora Enso said it will showcase its Ensocard Resilience board product for child resistant packaging at the next month's Interpack packaging exhibition, which will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The product is a new material option for packaging applications which needs high tear-resistance.
It features renewable baseboard and PET coating on both sides, which adds strength to withstand tearing.
The new product can replace plastic for example in child-resistant pharmaceuticals packaging.
Stora Enso said Ensocard Resilience is custom-made packaging material for pharmaceuticals, para-pharamceuticals, e-cigarettes and other products that must be kept safe from children.
According to Stora Enso, paperboard as a material has ideal printing surface for brand communications and product information.
Due to the use of renewable raw materials, Ensocard Resilience is a sustainable option low carbon footprint, which offers possibilities in replacing non-renewable materials in applications where plastics have been dominant so far.
Stora Enso claims that Enscocard Resilience is perfect for brand owners who value sustainable packaging solution for their products.
Stora Enso product manager Jaana Keskitalo said: "Stora Enso has long experience in producing tear-resistant board for certified child-resistant pharmaceuticals packaging, so the performance in the very demanding end use is proven.
“The new Ensocard Resilience provides even better tear-resistance than the materials that we have offered so far. Together with clever packaging design, Ensocard Resilience enables efficient, industrial production of child-resistant packaging with no additional plastic parts."
Recently, Stora Enso stated that it will upgrade Ensocoat to provide better whiteness and shade. The company aims to create a global benchmark in high-quality virgin-fibre carbon board and become the preferred to customers and brand owners.
Image: Stora Enso to showcase Ensocard Resilience at interpack, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of STORA ENSO.