Materials Science

Stora Enso Wins Bio-Based Product of the Year for Lineo by Stora Enso

 LineoTM by Stora Enso, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials, has been awarded ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018.
Shortlisted alongside products from Clean Plus Inc. and The Chemours Company, the judges recognised the potential of Lineo by Stora Enso. It is made from versatile, wood-based raw material lignin. LineoTM can be used in a range of applications where fossil-based materials are currently used.
Markus Mannström, Executive Vice President of the Stora Enso Biomaterials division, says, “We are delighted that Lineo by Stora Enso has been recognised as an innovative bio-based product. Made from lignin, an abundant product and one of the main building blocks of a tree, Lineo is a step on the way to replacing petro-based products with renewable solutions. As we say at Stora Enso, “everything made from fossil-based materials today, can be made from a tree tomorrow” and it is wonderful that this is being recognised by key industry representatives.”
Officially launched earlier this year, LineoTM by Stora Enso is a renewable, wood-based replacement for oil-based phenolic materials which are used in resins for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), paper lamination and insulation material. Stora Enso has been industrially producing lignin since 2015 at its Sunila Mill in Finland. Sunila’s capacity is 50 000 tonnes per year, making Stora Enso the largest kraft lignin producer in the world.