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Keeping a watchful eye on food protection
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...
Olli Haaranoja's blog post
14.08.2015Olli Haaranoja
The wallpaper market is fairly stable. On a global level about 700 million reels are produced annually, which is equivalent to about 3.4 billion square meters of wallpaper. Approximately one in every five reels produced starts life in Metsä Board’s Kyro mill. There are many different aspects to be considered when producing wallpaper bases for manufacturers as well as finished wallpaper products for consumers. Diverse and ever changing consumer needs Preferences and trends vary greatly between ma...
Minna Kantsila's blog post
29.06.2015Minna Kantsila
Cartonboard continues to be one of the most popular materials used for example in confectionery, bakery and fast food packaging. Somewhat less well known are, however, the various positive effects of using fresh forest fibres in paperboard packaging that contribute to its choice as a sustainable material. Endlessly renewable Paperboard is the only widely used renewable packaging material, as it is made of trees that are harvested and regenerated. In Finland, for example – the most wooded country...
Christophe Baudry's blog post
13.05.2015Christophe Baudry
We’re all familiar with the concept of luxury products. We may not consider these little extras essential to our daily lives, but nevertheless often think of them as highly desirable. This product category occupies an important role in many societies around the world. The key to luxury products is their exclusivity. After all, if they weren’t rare and expensive, there would be little to differentiate them from mass-market products. The difference is often made by the amount of work that goes int...
Lauri Järvinen's blog post
04.03.2015Lauri Järvinen
​Global demographic trends, such as population growth, urbanization and busier lifestyles, have an impact on the packaging industry as they do on all industries. The growing demand for packages in different sizes, language versions and package coding has resulted in the expansion of the use of digital printing methods. Digital printing technology is developing further, as manufacturers seek new ways to minimize set-up time and lessen waste for better cost efficiency. Despite the advances in new ...
Nina Happonen's blog post
03.02.2015Nina Happonen
Last Sunday was the opening day of ProSweets, a trade fair held in Cologne, Germany. The four-day event gathers professionals from the entire supply spectrum of the confectionery industry under one roof.  Metsä Board is also there, presenting its extensive range of sustainable boards for packaging chocolate, sweets, snacks, biscuits and food to be eaten on the go. To give you a taste of what the next few days will bring, we picked a few trends and drivers affecting sustainable packaging now and ...
Nina Happonen's blog post
14.10.2014Nina Happonen
Food safety is a very important issue for Metsä Board, as our boards are used all around the world for food packaging. We were concerned when we learnt about the possible harmful effects of mineral oil migration from recycled fibre based packaging into foodstuffs. Now, its prevention is the objective of the proposed 21st German Consumer Goods Ordinance.Scope of the OrdinanceEarly drafts suggested that more than recycled fibre packaging material might be covered by the Ordinance. We now learn, ho...
Christer Brück's blog post
18.08.2014Christer Brück
Bag in the box wine is now estimated to represent as much as a third of volume of world wine sales in the mass market, and in some countries, such as Sweden, as high as 60%. Shedding its association with ‘cheap plonk’, the format is increasingly associated with quality brands.Portability and convenience make a box ideal for sharing at outdoor events, rock festivals, parties and camping. Younger generations are more accepting of wine in new types of packaging, including cartons, pouches and singl...
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