Nexeo Plastics and Stora Enso Sign Agreement to Distribute Renewable Wood-fibre Biocomposites in Europe 

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, February 15, 2022 – Nexeo Plastics, a leading global thermoplastics resin distributor, has announced an agreement with Stora Enso to distribute their renewable Biocomposites by Stora Enso throughout Europe*. The agreement also includes specific grades for 3D printing.

“We are very excited about our pan-European collaboration project with Stora Enso,” said Joost d’Hooghe, Nexeo Plastics Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This provides us with a huge opportunity to further expand our ever-growing list of sustainable solutions and to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint.”

Priced similar to polypropylene and polystyrene, Biocomposites by Stora Enso can be used as renewable alternatives to fossil-based plastics in numerous applications and end products, including furniture, storage, consumer goods, food contact plastic, and industrial components.

Biocomposites can be reprocessed, have high strength and stiffness and can be recycled. In addition, Biocomposites by Stora Enso meet certification requirements compatible with multiple end-markets:

  • Chemical substances REACH Compliant
  • Raw material FSC®/PEFC™ Chain of Custody
  • Flammability UL94:HB
  • Food contact Applications EU10/2011, GB4806.6-2016
  • Production Approved according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
  • Toys EN71-3, GB6675.1-2014
  • Quality ISO 9001/14001

“With Nexeo Plastics’ focus on delivering a great customer experience, we will be able to serve the European market with sustainable, fibre-based materials to reduce its CO2 footprint. By combining Nexeo Plastics’ in-depth market knowledge with our material expertise, we can together drive the green shift in the industry” said Niki Jennische, Director Circular Products & Services at Stora Enso

* This distribution agreement does not include Portugal or the Galicia area in Spain.

About Nexeo Plastics
Nexeo Plastics is a leading global thermoplastic resins distributor, representing quality products from world-class suppliers, and serving a diverse customer base across North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. From material selection assistance to identifying supply chain and inventory solutions, we go beyond traditional logistics to provide value-added services across many industries, including automotive, healthcare, packaging, wire and cable, 3D printing and more. Learn more at, and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Stora Enso
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper. We employ some 23,000 people and our shares are listed on the Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R) stock exchanges.

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