Stora Enso’s new 100% virgin fiber-based kraftliner, AvantForte WhiteTop, is now commercially available. The white top kraftliner targets demand premium segments, such as fresh food, eCommerce, and shelf-ready packaging.
AvantForte WhiteTop kraftliner is engineered to meet brand owners’ need for safe, high-performing, and plastic-free packaging. Through Stora Enso’s patent-pending technology, Tri-Ply, the product is equipped with three fiber layers to maximize its strength and help converters and brand owners use less material than traditional kraftliners. The new development will serve end-uses that require exceptional strength, purity, and visual appearance.
“The accelerating shift from plastic to renewable packaging in fresh foods and eCommerce is increasing the demand for high-performing krafliners,” said Oscar Duarte, Business Segment director, Kraftliners. “Our AvantForte WhiteTop product has an outstanding visual appearance and print qualities to help brand owners enhance the consumer packaging experience. With this commercially available high-end product, we look forward to supporting our customers in expanding into new premium segments and end-uses.”
AvantForte WhiteTop is a 3-layer structured, 100% virgin fiber, OBA-free kraftliner for corrugated packaging. It is produced at Stora Enso’s Oulu site in Finland, which in 2021 completed a conversion from paper to kraftliner production. In addition to the conversion, in 2020, Stora Enso invested EUR 40 million (approximately Rs 327 crore) to reduce the environmental impact of the production site.
In addition to Avantforte WhiteTop, Stora Enso previously offered its natural-colored AvantForte Brown product.