Half-Year Financial Report 2018 / Puolivuosikatsaus 2018
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Metsä Board's Half-Year Financial Report for January–June 2018.
Metsä Boardin puolivuosikatsaus tammi–kesäkuulta 2018.
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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New eco-barrier board
Paperboards for on the go
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.
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 international packaging design competition Better with Less – Design Challenge, organised by Metsä Board, aimed to find new environmentally-friendly and functional packaging solutions for some of the world’s most frequently used and fastest growing types of consumer packages. The competition inspired designers around the world – altogether 302 exceptionally high-quality entries were submitted from 38 different countries.
The winner of the competition has been chosen. The winning design is “Stretching Inner Part” and it was submitted by Iiro Numminen into the e-commerce category.
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Metsä Board’s expert knowledge of paperboards combined with award-winning design competence gives your business that special edge to create packaging that sets your product apart from the competition.
If this piques your curiosity, then read about how our solutions in packaging design to help brands create better consumer experiences with less environmental impact.
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.
Paperboards for on the go
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
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.
Markets and trends
The global e-commerce market is growing at double digit growth rates. Increasing e-commerce offers numerous opportunities for packaging suppliers, but also challenges, as online shopping places new requirements on packaging.
Superb customer service and a superior product are gaining Metsä Board a strong foothold in the US market. Customers in the US embrace better, lighter and faster solutions.
Products and services
When Hershey was looking for a more sustainable, lightweight and efficient solution for their Cookies & Chocolate secondary package, Metsä Board’s design team was keen to take on the challenge.
How is online retail transforming the requirements of today’s consumer packaging?
Views are changing on what is considered luxury. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues, and many want their purchases to reflect these values. Accordingly, modern luxury brands are looking for ways to make their goods desirable for both customers and the planet. And according to a recent consumer survey, that’s also good for the business.
Insects are considered a common element of human nutrition in many regions around the world. In Europe, too, snacks and dishes made of arthropods are becoming popular. No wonder given the fact that they are rich in nutrients, beneficial to the environment and efficient to breed. Zirpinsects, the manufacturer of ZIRP insect snacks, packs its dried mealworms, grasshoppers and crickets in a sustainable folding carton made of Metsä Board’s fresh fibre board – for a natural, sustainable and consistent product presentation.
Answering to the packaging needs of a growing market for takeaway food, Metsä Board’s new eco-barrier paperboard offers a sustainable and cost-efficient option.
Finnish craft distillery The Helsinki Distilling Company combines a true respect for raw materials with an uncompromising attention to detail. Their White Dog new-make spirit and its packaging both communicate a brand aesthetic where the raw and uncut meets a luxurious finish.
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?
15 years of close collaboration help Metsä Board and Essentra meet the key trends for luxury and personal care packaging.
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.
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