Stora Enso is set to revamp its Ensocoat brand of luxury and graphical board in order to enhance print results and performance for clients.
Ensocoat is currently being used in graphical applications and luxury packaging for various consumer products, including cosmetics, perfumes, champagne, spirits and chocolate.
Manufactured from renewable material, the solution is a solid bleached sulphate (SBS) board made from pure virgin fibre.
Stora Enso product manager Eva Lundqvist said: “As our aim is to be the global benchmark in high-quality virgin-fibre carton board and the preferred partner to customers and brand owners in premium end-use segments, we have further developed our flagship board grade Ensocoat to fulfil this ambition.
“Luxury packaging typically involves embossing, foil stamping and other special effects that demand a lot from the material, its smoothness, whiteness and folding properties.
“Whiteness and brightness are the key technical properties, and we are also looking into whiteness as an aesthetic experience, based on insights gathered from our customers and stakeholders.”
Launched in the 1960s, Stora Enso’s Ensocoat boards offer improved barrier coating capabilities, and are capable of featuring printed graphics on both sides.
Image: Stora Enso’s Ensocoat board brand. Photo: courtesy of Stora Enso.