Fibrease®: A recyclable wood foam ready to replace polymer-based foams

Introducing Fibrease®

A recyclable wood fiber-based foam developed by Stora Enso. Designed to replace polymer-based foams in packaging solutions where formed or molded cushioning and protection is needed.

And it's now available to you
Thanks to a collaboration with Nefab allowing for scale up of production and broad introduction to the market.
How Stora Enso’s partnership with Nefab makes wood foams available to all


We are all familiar with the polyurethane (PU) foam used for cushioning in packaging. It performs well when it comes to protecting products. It’s made of raw fossil materials and used frequently in a variety of industries worldwide.

Johan Tegell
Johan Tegell
Product Manager Nefab
“We see a growing demand from eco-conscious companies to replace plastic-based foams with more sustainable alternatives. With Fibrease® we can give them that.”.
Nefab is a global B2B company, which saves environmental and financial resources in supply chains, providing complete packaging solutions and logistics services for their customers all over the world. Because of this, they have the engineering expertise and converting capabilities to test and help develop the material supplied by Stora Enso. Nefab’s role as a development partner has been to learn how to best convert Fibrease® and test it through shock, vibrations and transport. Also, to try it out with pilot customers. Through feedback and a close cooperation, Stora Enso has further developed the material. 

The result?

A fiber-based wood foam that performs similar to PU foam, yet is kerbside recyclable in the paper and board stream.
And it’s already being used by customers
Thales Group has switched from PU foam to Fibrease® for logistics protection of their delicate electrical systems.

The project

Thales Group aim to reduce their environmental footprint by 35% by the end of 2023


Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and manufactures electrical systems and provides services to the aerospace, defense, transportation, and security industries. They are eager to find greener solutions and have set a sustainability goal of reducing their environmental footprint by 35% by the end of 2023. This made them a perfect match to pilot test Fibrease® instead of PU foam.


Fibrease’s® performance matches Thales’ demands and expectations but comes with lower carbon emissions

Helping them to further reduce their environmental footprint. Thales decided to switch to the new packaging solution that is also recyclable in the paper/board stream, which traditional foam solutions are not.


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