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Annual report 2017 / Vuosikertomus 2017

Metsä Board's Annual report 2017 and Financial statements bulletin for 2017.

​Metsä Boardin vuosikertomus 2017 ja tilinpäätöstiedote vuodelta 2017.


Metsä Board’s eco-barrier paperboard

Eco-barrier paperboard FSB EB1

A true eco-product for the growing food service sector

Urbanisation and busy lifestyles are shaping food consumption habits globally. More food is consumed on the go. This means billions of single-use takeaway packs which are used and disposed of every day. The world needs packaging solutions that are easy to recycle and recover and made of renewable, non-fossil based materials.

The special barrier treatment developed for MetsäBoard Pro FSB EB1 improves the grease resistance of the board making it an ecological and efficient packaging material. The new product is safe for direct food contact and it is free of optical brighteners (OBA free). It is fully recyclable with conventional recycling systems.

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Paperboards for on the go


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New paperboards product portfolio

Our extensive range of paperboards includes folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards help you create the most powerful brand experiences – from the package itself to various retail solutions and on-the-go solutions for food service.

Lightweight boards are resource efficient in many ways: they consume less raw materials, decrease transport weights and produce less waste. They also enable optimal safety and protection, and more appealing promotion.

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Better with Less – Design Challenge

Better with Less – Design Challenge

Creating BETTER consumer experience with LESS impact on the environment

Billions of consumer packages are consumed globally every day, and as the population continues to grow, so will the number of packages. Packages will continue to have an important role in protecting and promoting products in the future, but as consumption grows, it’s becoming ever more important to develop packaging solutions that enable the use of renewable, non-fossil based materials and a wiser use of resources.

The Better with Less – Design Challenge is challenging packaging designers to create more environmentally-friendly, functional packaging solutions for everyday goods – to find new packaging solutions for some of the world’s most frequently used and fastest growing types of consumer packages. The finalists will be announced latest on April 30 and the winners on May 30.


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Expertise to support your business

Innovating new and better solutions is at the core of Metsä Board. Together with our customers we can create better packaging that differentiates through superior brand experiences and brings efficiency throughout the value chain. Sharing innovations, ever-expanding knowledge of boards and best practices are additional benefits when working with us.

Our services cover a range of solutions for your specific needs – from packaging analysis and design, technical expertise and R&D, to availability services – in order to help you do better with less.

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Paperboards for on the go

​Range now complete

Food on the go is a trend that goes hand in hand with effective packaging – for protection, food safety, insulation, branding, and ease of use in eating or drinking. Consumers appreciate paperboard, as it uses renewable fresh fibres.

Metsä Board has a range of boards especially developed for food service. We have boards for hot and cold drink cups, plates and bowls, trays and lunch boxes, takeaway containers and food packaging.

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Metsä Board makes the CDP A list again

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Metsä Board has once again been rewarded a position on the CDP Water A List as well as on the CDP Climate A List.

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Product news

Find out what’s new from Metsä Board – all the latest in our products and services, innovations and technology. There’s more too: awards we’ve won, trade shows where you can meet us, and other highlights. See all product news

Metsä Board Magazine


Reading through the Magazine stories you will learn how Metsä Board serves you with ecological, high-performance paperboards for consumer goods, retail-ready and food service.

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  • Tokyo

    2018/ Markets and trends

    Urbanisation Radar: the retail of packaged consumer goods

    ​How is urbanisation affecting the way families and individuals live in the modern city, and what are the effects of these changes upon packaged consumer goods?

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  • Golden ratio pack

    2018/ Products and services

    The golden collaboration

    ​15 years of close collaboration help Metsä Board and Essentra meet the key trends for luxury and personal care packaging.

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  • Busy street crossing

    2018/ Markets and trends

    Urbanisation Radar: an introduction

    ​In this, the first of an ongoing series of articles exploring urbanisation and its effects on the global packaging industry, we provide an introduction to one of the world’s most challenging megatrends.

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  • SkinCare 2.0

    2017/ Products and services

    Prestigious packaging – multiple awards for SkinCare 2.0 gift box

    ​Metsä Board’s SkinCare 2.0 gift box design is following in the footsteps of its predecessor that has received multiple awards for its innovative design. On December 4th, the new, improved gift box was named Champion of Packaging Printing, Paper Packaging, at the 29th Hong Kong Print Awards.

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  • The head of the jury of Metsä Board’s Better with Less – Design Challenge, Design & Innovation Director Cyril Drouet

    2017/ Products and services

    Abandon the rules to create new conventions

    As the head of the jury of Metsä Board’s Better with Less – Design Challenge, Design & Innovation Director Cyril Drouet explains the contest’s goals, motivations, and the packaging innovations he hopes it will inspire.

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  • Forest

    2017/ Sustainability

    Metsä Board makes the CDP A list again in both sustainable water management and climate action

    Metsä Board has been recognized as a global leader in two programmes by CDP, the international not-for-profit organization advocating sustainable economies through a global disclosure system. This is the third consecutive year Metsä Board was rewarded a position on the CDP Water A list, and the second year on the CDP Climate A list.

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  • Better with Less- Design Challenge

    2017/ Sustainability

    Metsä Board presents: Better with Less – Design Challenge

    ​The world is changing fast. More people than ever before live on our planet and the majority of them will be living in cities. Digitalisation is impacting upon retail and many goods are now enjoyed on the go or delivered straight to customer’s doorstep. The number of brands and products is constantly growing, but at the same time we are battling the challenges posed by the climate change. There is a clear recognition that in the near future the world will need to run on renewable energy. To meet these challenges, we need innovation in all fronts.

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  • 2017/ Customers

    Ferrero promotes active collaboration on sustainability

    ​Confectionery manufacturer Ferrero shared us their views on the role of suppliers and packaging with regards to sustainability.

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  • Ventofor Combi

    2017/ Customers

    Metsä Board celebrates the winners of Carton Excellence Awards 2017

    ​Cartons, using Metsä Board’s paperboards, were awarded in three categories at the European Carton Excellence Awards, held on 21 September in Salzburg, Austria. The awards recognised excellence in design, convenience, brand communication and the major role paperboard plays as an innovative packaging material.

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  • Boxes

    2017/ Markets and trends

    What's in the box?

    ​In his column, Mark Beamesderfer, technical marketing & services director at Metsä Board Americas, talks about how online purchasing has changed the demands for brand packaging.

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Case stories

Our products are used in many creative and innovative ways. Read the stories behind inspiring packaging designs or typical applications, which will provide new ideas in producing your own solutions using our paperboards. See all case stories