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Aug 24,2017 --The collaboration between Elopak and Stora Enso has resulted in the launch of the first gable top carton made from natural brown unbleached paperboard, creating the Naturally Pure-Pak® carton with a highly distinctive, natural look and feel.

The new paperboard, Natura Life by Stora Enso, retains the natural brown colour of the wood fibres and has a visible fibre structure. This creates a naturally different, sustainable and authentic package that meets demands from growing trends in ethical, ecological and organic products. The natural look and feel of the new Pure-Pak® carton supports the values of organic products and brings outstanding presence on shelf.

This week Arla Foods in Sweden announced the launch of several products in its organic EKO brand range using Pure-Pak® cartons made of natural brown paperboard.

“We believe that the new Pure-Pak® carton will grab attention as it communicates organic values and is totally different to anything else in the increasingly complex chilled dairy segment,” says Anna-Karin Modin Edman, Sustainability Manager at Arla.



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(Illustration: Arla)

The Pure-Pak® carton with the new natural brown paperboard is available in 1 litre and 500 ml sizes. It runs on existing filling lines for both fresh and ESL products without modifications or changes in machine settings. The new Pure-Pak® cartons are 100% recyclable and can be recycled through existing channels.

Ivar Jevne, Elopak’s Executive Vice President Board and Blanks Supply says: “All liquid packaging board sourced from well-managed forests is environmentally friendly, however this paperboard reaches new levels in climate responsible packaging. The innovation is the result of bringing together the best of expertise, competence and experience from our collaboration with Stora Enso. This is not just another paperboard for our Pure-Pak® cartons, but a totally new concept."

The new paperboard is produced by Stora Enso, with the majority of fibres sourced from Swedish and Norwegian forests.

“We are happy about the cooperation with Elopak and excited to introduce the new unbleached liquid packaging board Natura Life by Stora Enso. What makes this paperboard unique is that it is brown on the inside as well as on the outside. This will enhance the organic appearance of carton packaging and make it stand out on the shelves,” says Annica Bresky EVP Stora Enso Consumer Board division.

About Elopak:
Elopak is an international supplier of paper based packaging solutions for liquid food. Based in Norway, and wholly owned by the Ferd Group (one of Norway's largest privately owned industrial groups) Elopak is continually developing its packaging expertise to match the changing demands for packaged food.

60 years of continuous expansion and growth, sees a truly global corporation operating on every continent. With in-depth penetration through a network of market units and associates in more than 40 countries plus customers in over 80, the Elopak Group seeks to bring its international expertise and product technology to new markets. Today, Elopak is a leading global supplier of packaging solutions to the fresh dairy and juice industries. www.elopak.com

About Stora Enso:
Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil-based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 25 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2016 were EUR 9.8 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). storaenso.com

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