The fresh fibre that Metsä Board uses to make paperboards is a premium raw material. It is renewable, highly functional, light and strong, whilst also naturally pure and safe making it ideal for demanding end uses, including food packaging.
Fresh fibre is also needed to safeguard the fibre supply. The same fibres cannot be recycled infinitely, because the fibres become gradually shorter and weaker loosing their good properties. If no fresh fibre entered the circulation, it would immediately result in a shortage of recycled fibre.
All of the wood fibre we use comes from either our own pulp mills or from our associated company Metsä Fibre’s mills. The wood supply to all Metsä Group’s business areas is managed centrally through Metsä Forest, meaning that we have the entire wood supply chain within the group. 100% of the fibre we use is traceable and originates from sustainably managed forests.
All Metsä Board’s mills have international ISO quality and food safety certification. Metsä Board’s suppliers and subcontractors are also required to adhere to the same strict hygiene requirements, to ensure that our paperboards are protected against contamination.