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24.11.2017Mika Joukio
Sustainability is a hot topic across all industries. For Metsä Board, sustainability is a key priority and at the forefront of everything we do. All our raw material comes from responsibly managed sources, and we place special emphasis on energy and water efficiency at all our operations. In 2017, Metsä Board was once again acknowledged by CDP, the organisation managing the world’s largest environmental reporting system. We made its ‘Water A List’ for the third year in a row and the ‘Climate A L...
Urban view Better with Less
23.10.2017Markku Leskelä
The impacts of increasing urbanisation – the big numbers – are shaping all industries, and urbanisation is a key driver also for the packaging industry.Take a look at the staggering numbers:55% of the global population70% of the gross domestic production70% waste generationbut only 2% of the land areaThis is what global cities represent. And the future projections indicate that the size of cities will continue to grow.The challenges and opportunities are well known. The growth of cities requires...
Luxury lipstick packaging
21.09.2017Christophe Baudry
​When brand owners speak about luxury, it really means luxurious. I have noticed that more and more beauty companies are using pure raw materials such as wood or ceramic in their packaging, or they want packaging materials with a natural look and touch. Paperboard is the perfect product to match with these expectations: paperboard is a renewable raw material, recyclable, strong and easy to convert. Paperboard also offers an array of possibilities as it can be laminated, embossed, printed, foil s...
paperboard cups
08.06.2017Lauri Verkasalo
​Successful product development should always start with fully understanding what the customer needs are. For barrier coated boards, customer applications include cups for hot and cold drinks, plates and packaging for frozen foods. Each of these has its own requirements from the paperboard. Some applications require good stretch properties of the board and some need barrier coatings on both sides. Secondly, it is crucial to understand how the paperboard should be designed to achieve these requ...
Metsä Board MNL corrugated board tray
28.10.2016Veijo Korkalainen
​‘Micro-organisms survive longer on the plastic surface of a packaging crate compared with the surface of a corrugated board tray alternative’ - suggests a recent research study*. Indications from this research are that corrugated board trays could keep fruit fresh for up to three days longer than when transported in a returnable plastic crate. These research findings help re-enforce the benefits of using fresh fibre linerboards as part of the corrugated packaging construction.The humble corruga...
08.07.2016Cyril Drouet
​Packaging is what the consumer sees first, before the actual content of the product. Today, packaging design is arguably as important as product design, as it plays a major role in the success or failure of a product. Even if you have created something very useful, convincing customers to buy it often comes down to whether its packaging appeals to them on the shelves.Most of our projects are the fruit of smooth cooperation with the customer, whose needs we discover through a professional dialog...
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