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 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 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.
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.
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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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
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
Demographic shifts - with more urban, single, carless, digitally enabled yet time-starved or physically restricted consumers - are driving the demand for faster and more convenient shopping and consumption.
Designed in cooperation with Metsä Board’s packaging and design services, Arctic Blue Gin’s new package reflects the pure Arctic ambience.
Products and services
In Metsä Board’s Better with Less – Design Challenge, innovative solutions for frequently used consumer packages were gathered from entrants around the world. A key focus area in the competition was in creating better experiences for consumers while reducing the environmental impact of the packaging in general.
What kind of packaging solutions do urban consumers want, and how is urbanisation affecting the demand for paperboard?
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.
Integrated cartonboard distributer ProntoPack offers a new European platform for quick deliveries and small batches.
With the growing trend of beverages on the go and expanding consumption, it has become even more important to develop resource-saving solutions with renewable materials. Metsä Board’s in-house design team revamped the traditional design of the paper cup leading them to an entirely new solution: Lidloc that reduces carbon footprint by 50% in comparison to traditional cups with plastic lids.
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.
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?
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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