• Metsä Board Classic FBB
    Tailored Training

    Competitive edge through training

    Metsä Board offers a wide range of tailored training courses. Each training course is carefully planned in collaboration with the customer.

    Metsä Board Äänekoski - R&D
    Metsä Board office
  • Access to R&D Services

    Box with a two-sided window

    Metsä Board joined forces with a long-term customer to find the optimal material for a cosmetic packaging box with a challenging design.

  • Production scale study

    Comparison between paperboards

    MetsäBoard Classic FBB saved an average of four hours compared to the recycled board.

    Saved hours
  • Converting Optimisation

    Collaborating on converting efficiency

    The right corrugating parameters can make a big difference.


At your service: Technical expertise and R&D


At Metsä Board we share your passion, ambition and need for continuous improvement. As the pioneers of lightweighting paperboard solutions, we are driven by constant innovation. 

Our Technical expertise and R&D services offer you unique access to Metsä Board's expertise in paperboard converting and training. Our best experts, who have decades of experience with R&D resources and laboratories, are available for the benefit of our customers.

Our internal know-how network includes expertise in areas such as technical service and marketing, R&D, market intelligence, packaging services and product safety and sustainability. We also work with external partners, including research institutes, universities and laboratories.



 Converting optimisation

We want to help our customers to use our products in the most optimal way. This is what our Converting optimisation service is all about - finding ways to realize the best performance of Metsä Board's premium paperboards, and create real benefits for our customers.

The service can include, for example, technical support in the converting process; trouble-shooting and walk-through audits at customer locations; and systematic trialling processes ,from delivery to follow-up, in co-operation with the customer and joint process development projects. Our team can also recommend the best products for specific end uses, helping customers to produce packaging solutions in the most efficient way.

Tailored training

Metsä Board's team of experts provides technical training in the areas of paperboard making and grades, converting, product safety and sustainability. The trainings are tailored and built to meet the needs of the customer.

A typical training programme takes one to two days, and can include a visit to a paperboard mill and/or to Metsä Board’s Excellence Centre. Training can be also organized virtually. The goal is to increase the understanding of paperboard end use requirements and properties of different Metsä Board paperboard grades.


    Access to R&D expertise

Our Excellence Centre and R&D Laboratory in Äänekoski, Finland is an active research environment for innovation and testing with over 100 different measurement methods and analytics.

R&D services offer the chance to utilise these premises, and our know-how, to explore mutual opportunities in R&D projects. Customers can profit from our extensive studies and testing possibilities, and wide partner research network we are able to exploit. Together with our experts we have an opportunity to improve the performance of your current package and create the coming future innovations.