News updates

Stora Enso Launches Bio-Based Binder for Safe and Healthy Everyday Living

Stora Enso is on a mission to replace products with hazardous chemicals in them with its latest lignin-based innovation, NeoLigno.

May 5, 2021

Stora Enso
Stora Enso NeoLigno

Stora Enso has launched its latest lignin-based innovation, NeoLigno® by Stora Enso. NeoLigno is a fully bio-based binder system without formaldehyde and isocyanates, thus, providing healthier indoor and working environments.

Watch: Paper Mart Fortnightly News Roundup.

Hazardous chemicals aren’t always visible to the naked eye, yet they may be in homes or products used every day. Stora Enso is on a mission to replace such products with renewable materials. The new binder NeoLigno demonstrates the unique properties and potential of lignin. Lignin is nature’s second most common macromolecule after cellulose. It is found in all plants and makes up to a third of the composition of wood. Lignin is a renewable raw material free from toxic substances and fully traceable to its area of origin.

Also Read: Burger King Rolls Out Green Packaging Pilot Program.

NeoLigno is a bio-based, high-performing alternative for industries currently using fossil-based binders or hazardous chemicals. Initial target applications for NeoLigno are in particleboards and insulation materials used in the building and construction industry. Additional application areas are currently being investigated.

Stora Enso has been producing lignin commercially since 2015 at its Sunila Mill in Finland.