Nefab launches eco-friendly fibre-based recyclable foam

Nefab launches eco-friendly fibre-based recyclable foam

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Nefab has just launched WoodFoam, an eco-friendly fibre-based recyclable foam. The product was co-developed through a partnership with the provider of renewable products in packaging Stora Enso. The brand-new product will be presented at FachPack in Nuremberg - Germany (September 2022, 27th to 29th).

PU foam used for cushioning in packaging is not a sustainable material. Despite this it's used frequently within a variety of industries worldwide. But after a successful collaboration between Nefab and Stora Enso, the fibre-based solution Nefab WoodFoam is ready to broadly replace polymer foams, offering brand owners sustainable packaging solutions.

Nefab launches eco-friendly fibre-based recyclable foam
Thales has already made the switch © Nefab

Nefab saves environmental and financial resources in supply chains, providing complete packaging solutions and logistics services for our customers all over the world. Because of this, we have the engineering expertise and converting capabilities to test and help develop the material supplied by Stora Enso. Nefab's role as a development partner has been to learn how to best convert the raw material into packaging solutions and test it through shock, vibrations and transport. An important part of the development has been testing the material with our pilot customers Through feedback and close cooperation, Stora Enso has further developed the material.

"We see a growing demand from eco-conscious companies to replace plastic-based foams with more sustainable alternatives. With Nefab WoodFoam we can give them that," says Johan Tegell, Product Manager, Fibre-based solutions at Nefab.

The result? A fibre-based and eco-friendly wood foam that performs similarly to PU foam but is recyclable in the paper/board stream and generates 4 times less CO2 emissions than PU foams.

This article was originally published by Nefab.

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