“PE-coated boards offer protective properties such as moisture and water barriers, and short-term grease barriers. At the same time, they have excellent sensory properties, are safe and clean, with a baseboard made of renewable fibres – everything that consumers expect of high-quality paper cups, plates and trays,” says Jarkko Tuominen
, VP business development at Metsä Board. “As a result of this investment, Metsä Board is now able to act as a one-stop shop for customers tapping into the burgeoning food service market.
”In alignment with our renewed product portfolio, the new extrusion coated products will be identified by new names. Accordingly, in the “On the go” and “Fresh and frozen food” categories, customers will now find MetsäBoard Natural FBB, MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright, MetsäBoard Natural FSB Cup, MetsäBoard Pro FSB, and MetsäBoard Pro FSB Cup. This range marks the latest addition to our high-quality sustainable product portfolio.
All under one roof
The PE-coated boards can now be produced completely under the same roof in Husum. The wood used by the integrated pulp mill is sourced from the local area, with full traceability, as is the case with all the wood used by Metsä Board. At the Husum mill, Metsä Board operates both a 270,000-tonne white kraftliner machine, and Europe’s most modern folding boxboard machine, which started production in 2016, with an annual capacity of 400,000 tonnes.
The customer response to this new addition to our offering has been extremely positive. “In the growing market for food service packaging, it’s important to have a trusted supplier and full transparency of origin to guarantee food safety. We are pleased to see that our customers have found these qualities in Metsä Board,” says Tuominen.
Catering to a growing need
Metsä Board's Husum mill breaking new barriers
DID YOU KNOW?
The amount of wood needed to cover the global paper cup consumption for one year grows in Finnish forests within 15 days!