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paperboard cups
08.06.2017Lauri Verkasalo
​Successful product development should always start with fully understanding what the customer needs are. For barrier coated boards, customer applications include cups for hot and cold drinks, plates and packaging for frozen foods. Each of these has its own requirements from the paperboard. Some applications require good stretch properties of the board and some need barrier coatings on both sides. Secondly, it is crucial to understand how the paperboard should be designed to achieve these requ...
Metsä Board MNL corrugated board tray
28.10.2016Veijo Korkalainen
​‘Micro-organisms survive longer on the plastic surface of a packaging crate compared with the surface of a corrugated board tray alternative’ - suggests a recent research study*. Indications from this research are that corrugated board trays could keep fruit fresh for up to three days longer than when transported in a returnable plastic crate. These research findings help re-enforce the benefits of using fresh fibre linerboards as part of the corrugated packaging construction.The humble corruga...
08.07.2016Cyril Drouet
​Packaging is what the consumer sees first, before the actual content of the product. Today, packaging design is arguably as important as product design, as it plays a major role in the success or failure of a product. Even if you have created something very useful, convincing customers to buy it often comes down to whether its packaging appeals to them on the shelves.Most of our projects are the fruit of smooth cooperation with the customer, whose needs we discover through a professional dialog...
Paperboard packaging responds to developments in commerce
12.05.2016Katri Kauppila
​The concept of point-of-sale (POS) has been redefined dramatically in recent years. For consumers of the 2010s, the whole world is in a way one large shopping centre. Points of contact between commerce and consumers are present everywhere. Consumers still visit brick-and-mortar stores in person, but they are also increasingly linked to various marketplaces via their smartphones, tablets, laptops or a virtual shelf, for example. The most important factor underlying the change is – surprise, surp...
Metsä Board Pro WKL Bright
12.01.2016Heli Kuorikoski
Consumers are increasingly aware of health issues in relation to both food consumption and its packaging. There is a desire for fresher and less processed food which is free from additives, whilst also being convenient and safe. High quality packaging helps supply both the convenience and the protection. Attention has most recently turned to fluorinated compounds (PFCs). Fluorinated substances repel water and oil, and are therefore used in non-stick cookware, for instance. Likewise, some produce...
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