Metsä Board introduces a new liner: Modo Northern Light

Metsä Board, the world’s leading producer of coated white-top kraftliners, has introduced a new fully bleached liner which complements its market-leading Kemiart range. Modo Northern Light is a lightweight, uncoated liner with high whiteness, ideal for microflute as well as for traditional corrugated packaging. Made from fresh forest fibres, it is suitable for direct contact with food and other sensitive products.

Modo Northern Light comes in a low substance range from 80-160 g/m2 and a bright white shade, making it suitable for microflute applications such as perfume, beautycare and healthcare, as well as packaging for mobile devices. It also performs well in larger applications, such as online and mail-order packaging.

In corrugating it has a low washboarding tendency thanks to its bulk, and printability of both solids and screens is excellent, with high contrast. It can be used as a top liner, as fluting and as a reverse side liner. Modo Northern Light is manufactured at Metsä Board’s Husum mill in Sweden.

“This new product complements our Kemiart range of white top kraftliners by providing even more options for our customers,” says Risto Auero, VP Linerboard Sales, Metsä Board Paperboard. “Modo Northern Light helps meet demand for lighter-weight packaging and opens up exciting opportunities for combining a lighter liner with fluting in innovative ways.”

The new liner is a good choice in terms of sustainability. It is made from fresh forest fibres grown in sustainably managed Nordic forests. The fibres are of known origin and Metsä Board can trace all other raw materials used in the liner’s manufacture. The Husum mill holds PEFC and FSC chain of custody certification as well as environmental and quality certificates.

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For further information, please contact Metsä Board:
Risto Auero, Vice President, Sales, Linerboards
Mobile +358 (0)50 598 8828
E-mail: risto.auero(at)