FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE FRESH FIBRE PAPERBOARDS
Metsä Board produces premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners for consumer goods packaging as well as retail-ready and food service applications. The pure fresh fibres we use are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.
Metsä Board services cover a range of expertise for your specific needs – from packaging analysis and design, to technical expertise and R&D as well as availability services.
Easily recyclable and compostable barrier paperboard Paperboard offers endless possibilities for the packaging of the future. Metsä Board has created a fully coated folding boxboard with dispersion barrier coating providing medium grease and moisture resistance for the food and food service packaging. As well as being easy to recycle, MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB is lightweight, contributing to a reduction of the carbon footprint throughout the whole chain.
There are important milestones reached in the Metsä Board Husum's pulp mill renewal project. After the new high-power recovery boiler's steel frame was installed in the summer, now it's time for another important part of the project: the new turbine installation.
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The French cosmetics company Sothys has chosen Metsä Board's paperboard for its 2021 advent calendar. The impressive, folded calendar is made of the lightweight paperboard – MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright 320 g/m2.
How many tonnes of food have we wasted this year? What impact can switching from plastic to paperboard packaging have? What are the benefits of reducing the weight of paperboard? All these questions and more are answered in Metsä Board’s online impact report – an interactive, visual tool that highlights the importance of sustainable packaging.
Products and services
Fifty years ago, on 16 October 1971, the Kemi mill launched its liner production. The mill, which originally produced brown kraftliner, has developed its products to serve as an increasingly high-quality material for packaging and showcases. Today, Metsä Board’s Kemi mill is a leading producer of coated white top kraftliners.
A long-term collaboration between Finnish startup The Paper Lid Company and Metsä Board is set to revolutionise the future of takeaway beverage cups with the launch of a 100% recyclable paperboard lid. “This innovation is hands down the best example of packaging design I have ever been involved with,” says Ilkka Harju, Packaging Services Director at Metsä Board.
The historic Wahlman log house, which is now located on land owned by Metsä Board in the centre of Äänekoski, will be moved to a new plot in a fitting environment. Owing to a change in the city plan, Metsä Board will move the Wahlman house to the Äänekoski Museum of Art park. The company will also transfer ownership of the house to the City of Äänekoski.
Pro Carton and ECMA have recently revealed the finalists for the European Carton Excellence Award 2021. Yves Rocher’s luxurious New Year makeup calendar, produced by Durero Packaging on Metsä Board paperboard, is one of the finalists.
Pro Carton and ECMA have recently revealed the finalists for the European Carton Excellence Award 2021. Smarties Giant Hexatube, produced by the carton converter WestRock on Metsä Board paperboard, is one of the finalists.
Mars Wrigley UK has taken another step in its journey towards 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging with the removal of the black PE liner from its Maltesers boxes – a familiar site on store shelves since 1930.
Reading through the Board Magazine stories you will learn how Metsä Board serves you with ecological, high-performance paperboards for consumer goods, retail-ready and food service.