Metsä Board's half year financial report for January–June 2017.
Metsä Boardin puolivuosikatsaus tammi–kesäkuulta 2017.
Our extensive range of paperboards includes folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards help you create the most powerful brand experiences – from the package itself to various retail solutions and on-the-go solutions for food service.
Lightweight boards are resource efficient in many ways: they consume less raw materials, decrease transport weights and produce less waste. They also enable optimal safety and protection, and more appealing promotion.
Today’s consumers expect better experiences with less environmental impact. And today’s brands are more and more committed to improving sustainability – they look for better solutions and partners who can innovate with them to constantly improve.
As Europe’s leading producer of premium paperboards, creating better and lighter paperboard solutions has been at the core of Metsä Board’s DNA for decades. Together with our customers we innovate solutions that are not only better for consumers but are better for the world as well.
Innovating new and better solutions is at the core of Metsä Board. Together with our customers we can create better packaging that differentiates through superior brand experiences and brings efficiency throughout the value chain. Sharing innovations, ever-expanding knowledge of boards and best practices are additional benefits when working with us.
Our services cover a range of solutions for your specific needs – from packaging analysis and design, technical expertise and R&D, to availability services – in order to help you do better with less.
Range now complete
Food on the go is a trend that goes hand in hand with effective packaging – for protection, food safety, insulation, branding, and ease of use in eating or drinking. Consumers appreciate paperboard, as it uses renewable fresh fibres.
Metsä Board has a range of boards especially developed for food service. We have boards for hot and cold drink cups, plates and bowls, trays and lunch boxes, takeaway containers and food packaging.
Paperboards for on the go
The new state-of the-art coating line, which has an annual capacity of about 100,000 tonnes, will serve the global food service market and offer improved availability and competitive products.
Find out what’s new from Metsä Board – all the latest in our products and services, innovations and technology. There’s more too: awards we’ve won, trade shows where you can meet us, and other highlights. See all product news
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.
Products and services
We have recently clarified our offering to help customers easily find the perfect products to fit their exact needs. Let’s take a look at the changes and how our collaborations will benefit from them.
Kyrö Distillery Company’s Napue Gin has swiftly become a Nordic award-winning sensation. We take a look at how their market-shaping brand is supported by careful supplier selection.
Nina Happonen, VP of sales at Metsä Board Americas, shares her thoughts on the US market today.
In April 2017, we announced the start-up of our new extrusion coating line at our Husum mill in Sweden. Representing an investment of 38 million euros, and with an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes, the new line propels Metsä Board to the front line of suppliers of integrated solutions for fresh, frozen, and on-the-go food-packaging.
Markets and trends
We take a look at the biggest trends affecting food packaging today, from premium branded coffees to multi-pack snacks.
There are more and more people on this planet, consumption is constantly growing, and so is the demand for packaging. Designing packaging in a smarter way can have a big impact on sustainability – raw materials can be used more efficiently, and the package can be made more easy to recycle.
In many industries today, eliminating dependence upon fossil-fuel-based materials is a firm aim, but this is more challenging in some applications than others. Take the paper cup, for example. How could you possibly order a café latte on the move without a plastic lid to keep the hot liquid safely inside until you reach your destination?
Metsä Board’s way of working guarantees safety and strength throughout the product life cycle.
With two highly creative designs, Metsä Board earned a double recognition at this year’s iF Design Awards. T2 Mini Fruit Tea packaging won an iF Design certificate for ‘Beverages’ and the company’s own innovative Elevated drink box won another iF Design certificate for ‘Independent Packaging’.
Metsä Board has the same food safety certificates as the food industry. That’s just one example of how Metsä Board secures the product safety of its products.
With the trend of convenient and fast on-the-go eating growing globally, the demand for food service paperboards is on the rise. In addition to our home markets in Europe, we at Metsä Board have identified the Americas, as well as the global food service market, as our focus areas for future growth.
In 2016 Metsä Board carried out a study on mineral oil migration into food from packaging and got some convincing data on its paperboards product safety.
Both research and feedback from the field indicate that folding boxboard and digital printing have a bright future ahead of them. Digital printing technology company Xeikon has seen the signs and recently dedicated an entire team to the folding carton business.
The new extrusion coating line at Metsä Board Husum mill will start up in the first half of 2017. With PE coating capacity of some 100,000 t/a, the new line enables Metsä Board to serve the global food service market even better.
Metsä Board’s white linerboard range has a recent addition, Kemiart Brite+. This grade is a specially designed coated white-top kraftliner suitable for brand, retail and consumer packages, and is also safe for food packaging.
The collaboration between Barilla and Metsä Board began in 2007. It is no surprise that the companies share interests related to sustainability.
Products and services
For tea and teawares company T2, packaging is an essential part of enjoying tea.
With close cooperation throughout the entire value chain, Metsä Board is able to create a safe and sustainable product life cycle for the benefit of its customers.
Markets and trends
In Metsä Board’s view, digital printing is challenging the whole packaging value chain, from design to box manufacturing.
Did you open the window on an advent calendar this morning? A calendar brings joy and excitement in the middle of the darkest time of the year. Let us introduce you to five perspectives to the traditional Advent Calendar of the Guides and Scouts of Finland.
Metsä Board is among the leading companies in sustainable management of water resources.
Forest owners and the forest industry work daily for supporting the Finnish forest nature. One of the most visible examples of Metsä Group's efforts are retention trees and high stumps, left at felling sites in the context of regeneration felling which is important for sustainable bioeconomy and forest nature biodiversity.
Metsä Board has been recognised as a global leader for its actions to combat climate change by CDP, the international not-for-profit organisation promoting sustainable economies.
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.
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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