Metsä Board at Fefco 2015

Metsä Board introduces litholam and flexo liner portfolios at Fefco Technical Seminar 2015

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Metsä Board, Europe’s leading producer of white fresh forest fibre linerboards, is streamlining selection of the right liner for different converting processes and retail trends. Its comprehensive choice of products has been divided into two collections: one with liners developed especially for litholamination; the second with liners ideal for flexo printing.

The litholamination portfolio includes lightweight liners ideal for producing high-quality graphics in shorter runs, driven by today’s fast-changing retail market. The value chain is becoming shorter, and trends in online shopping, food on the go, and convenience heighten the need for flexibility in both packaging and service.

Metsä Board’s litholam range includes Carta Solida, a fully coated bleached paperboard for premium quality brands; Modo Northern Light Litho bleached double-coated liner, ideal for small or lightweight packages combined with premium printability; Carta Selecta, a double-coated speciality liner giving superb colour density and UV gloss; and Kemiart Graph+, a versatile double-coated white top kraftliner that provides detailed half-tones and colours in litholamination, with superb strength. Uncoated Modo Northern Light gives a special tactile feel, and it can also be used as fluting to create fully white constructions.

The flexo portfolio is ready for the boom in shelf-ready packaging, led by the expansion of discount stores with simplified in-store operations. High quality packaging that attracts attention plays a crucial role in marketing, as retailing becomes more fragmented and specialised.

Metsä Board’s flexo portfolio has products suitable for every type of converting process, from high quality to conventional printing, with or without dryers. Known for its superior strength, the Kemiart range includes the double-coated white top kraftliners Kemiart Graph+, ideal for both flexo preprint and postprint, and Kemiart Lite+, which offers high converting productivity in flexo postprint. Kemiart Ultra is a coated white top kraftliner designed for high quality in-line and conventional flexo postprint; while Kemiart Brite is a traditional white-top kraftliner for flexo printing, excelling in large areas of colour with strong contrast.

For super-light flexo options, Modo Northern Light Flexo is a double-coated bleached liner that has high brightness, giving super contrast and high gloss. Modo Northern Light uncoated fully bleached liner is suitable for both flexo and offset, and provides new solutions in microflute as well as traditional corrugating applications.

All Metsä Board’s liners are safe for direct food contact, manufactured from fresh fibres grown in sustainably managed northern forests. They offer excellent consistency and performance, and their lightweight construction allows for the specification of a lower weight liner without loss of strength. All are backed with flexible services, and by our team of technical experts who will be on hand to give advice at FEFCO.