Metsä Board's interim report for January–June 2016.
Metsä Boardin osavuosikatsaus tammi–kesäkuulta 2016.
Our lightweight, sustainable boards are suitable for many different types of packaging. Each board has been developed with a particular end-use in mind. Here is a quick guide to help you find a board grade that’s just right for you.
Our extensive range of paperboards includes cartonboards for packaging and graphics, linerboards, and wallpaper bases. What sets our paperboards apart is their lightness combined with strength, which gives yield advantages. Each grade is designed with a specific end-use in mind.
All our boards are made from fresh fibres, which can be traced back to their source in sustainably managed northern forests. Fresh fibres are pure by nature and make safe boards ideal for food and confectionery as well as for sensitive health and beauty products.
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of folding boxboards and white linerboards made from fresh fibres, and a market pulp supplier. Its lightweight paperboards are developed as the perfect fit for consumer goods, retail-ready and food service packaging.
Together with our customers and partners, we develop products and services for demanding end uses.
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Metsä Board's new folding boxboard machine at Husum mill was inaugurated in April.
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Reading through the Magazine stories you will learn how Metsä Board serves you with ecological, high-performance paperboards for consumer goods, retail-ready and food service.
Markets and trends
Bag-in-box packages are gaining more and more foothold in some of the largest wine drinking countries in North America and Europe. The market intelligence publisher Euromonitor is forecasting an increase of 4 % p.a. for the global bag-in-box retail packaging market by 2020.
Food is a necessity too precious to be wasted. With high-quality packaging, food waste can be reduced.
Products and services
Three cartons using fresh fibre paperboards from Metsä Board won at the 2016 Pro Carton ECMA Awards, including the award for the Carton of the Year.
At the beginning of 2016, Metsä Board started up a new folding boxboard production line at its Husum mill in Sweden. A new video was produced to highlight this, made in collaboration with Valmet – the technology company who supplied the new line.
Every second. That’s how often Metsä Group delivers a tree seedling to a forest-owner for planting. This amounts annually to 30 million seedlings and provides the foundation for sustainable forest management.
Metsä Board’s mills are located in the most water rich areas in the world. Still we use our water resources efficiently.
The latest trends in the healthcare market are shaping new ways of packaging medical products.
Seven cartons using Metsä Board’s boards have been shortlisted for the finals of the 2016 Pro Carton ECMA Awards. There are finalists in Beauty & Cosmetics, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Food and Non-food packaging categories.
Nina Happonen, VP of sales at Metsä Board Americas, answered three questions on the US market.
A supportive hand from Metsä Board has helped to keep Polish litholaminator TFP Grafika on the growth track.
Do you know where your brand is heading? Let packaging help you. The role of packaging in branding is increasing all the time, as is the value of an extensive premium packaging portfolio.
According to an international environmental report, Metsä Board is at the forefront of sustainable development.
Metsä Board's Husum mill’s new folding boxboard machine, BM1, was inaugurated in April 2016. The production of BM1 is targeted at the Americas and the food-service market globally.
Metsä Board has perfected the concept for its range of food-service boards.
The globe's fresh water resources are scarce, unevenly distributed and their use effects both the environment and the society. Rather than looking at the absolute volumes being used, we should be talking about the impact we make.
Renewable northern wood is the main raw material for Metsä Board’s products. The high quality of softwood in Finland has its roots in the oldest forest legislation in the world: the Forest Act requires forests to be managed sustainably and treated with respect.
Sanna Pastila from Helsinki and the Kangas couple from Nivala in Northern Ostrobothnia represent different types of forest owners. Pastila lives far away from her forest holdings, while Olli and Helena are farmers.
Metsä Board's associated company Metsä Fibre is currently building the world's first next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland. With a value of EUR 1.2 billion, this represents the Finnish forestry industry's largest ever investment.
The origin is known of all of the raw materials used by Metsä Board in its paperboard production. All of the wood comes from sustainably managed forests and can be traced back to its source.
It’s not only on the city streets where you see people walking around with food and drinks, but it’s also taking over social media feeds too. The market for food service boards is growing – visibly. This is why Metsä Board decided to dedicate a board grade family to food service. Here then are the four grades of Carta Dedica.
1 billion products sold daily. That’s why we asked Nestlé what makes for high performance in paperboard.
Markets and trends
Forecasting is difficult, but essential for long-term planning. It’s also an important part of lean supply chain management, eliminating the parts of supply chain and logistics processes that bring no value to the customer.
Ethical business practices are the foundation of Metsä Board’s purchasing operations. This helps our customers, as it’s also their interest to know the whole chain. But what does a sustainable supply chain mean for us?
Our products are used in many creative and innovative ways. Read the stories behind inspiring packaging designs or typical applications, which will provide new ideas in producing your own solutions using our paperboards.
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The line with a paperboard extrusion coating capacity of about 100,000 t/a will be taken into use in the first half of 2017.