Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper globally.
Stora Enso division Biomaterials decided to invest EUR 9 million to build a pilot facility in Belgium, located at Stora Enso’s Langerbrugge Mill in Ghent.
The pilot plant will convert plant-based sugars into FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid), the renewable building block required to make PEF (polyethylene furanoate), a bio-based plastic.
This PEF will be used as a barrier in transparent packaging, mainly targeting the food and beverage industry. In addition to its renewable nature, PEF’s attractive barrier and his mechanical and thermal properties opens new packaging opportunities, such as small liquid containers for soft drinks, juices and other beverages.
The investment in bio-based chemistry further strengthens Stora Enso’s opportunities to replace fossil-based materials with renewable and recyclable materials.
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PILOT PLANT MANAGER
We are looking for a Pilot Plant Manager who takes ownership of this investment. As Manager, you will lead the implementation of the pilot plant investment and coordinate the pilot operations during the next years, in close collaboration with the Innovation Manager of Stora Enso Langerbrugge and the Innovation organization located in Stockholm (Sweden).
In the implementation phase, you will steer the work of the various suppliers and the engineering team of the Langerbrugge mill.
Once operational, you will lead the team of engineers, operators and chemists running the pilot and align the scope of work with the innovation project team.
Initially, the process will run in dayshift. Afterwards the production will run 24 / 7.
Experience in process control / automation is preferred.
About Stora Enso in Belgium
In Belgium Stora Enso has 5 entities, mainly active within the paper division. Located in Ghent : Stora Enso Langerbrugge, Stora Enso Belgium and Vlar Papier, active in sorting, producing and selling newsprint and magazine paper.
Stora Enso Amsterdam Belgian Branch (logistics) and Lumipaper (sheeting plant) are located in the Antwerp harbour.