Metsä Board Excellence Centre

​Excellence Centre boosts the development of new paperboard and packaging solutions 

Growing consumption and demand for more sustainable packaging are boosting the need for new innovations. To develop solutions for packaging today and into the future, we have established a state-of-the-art Excellence Centre to accelerate paperboard and packaging innovation.

The location of the Excellence Centre in a world-unique bioeconomy ecosystem in Äänekoski provides a perfect setting to explore the exciting future potential of premium packaging materials based on renewable fresh fibre.

The centre combines cutting-edge technology for R&D, packaging design and paperboard and packaging performance under one roof and provides an inspirational collaboration platform for our customers and partners worldwide.

"When we do things together, it generates
and solutions."

Metsä Board's Packaging Services Director, EMEA and APAC

Ilkka Harju, Packaging Services Director, Metsä Board

Excellence Centre: open a door to innovation

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​Wide range of competences at the Excellence Centre

   Competences at the Excellence Centre

Co-creation workshops for future packaging

The Excellence Centre is an active collaboration environment for exploration, innovation and testing. We offer you co-creation workshops based on your needs: to improve current packaging or create new solutions. The workshops can also be carried out virtually via online meeting applications.


Our co-creation workshop concepts


Performance clinic

Increasing packaging efficiency and product profitability through

+ optimised materials

+ better converting performance

+ enhanced packaging design


Challange us


Designing new or upgraded packaging to enhance

+ functionality

+ material performance

+ cost-efficiency

+ brand impact

+ sustainability


Explore the future


+ Creating future packaging by developing new solutions for existing technologies – or innovations for new technologies

+ Focus on sustainability as well as fresh and exciting consumer experiences


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Interested in hearing more?


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If you are interested in co-creation of sustainable packaging solutions, contact your local Metsä Board Account manager or Metsä Board's Sales team. We would love to hear from you!