Exhibitor catalogue

Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
10 - 12/04/2018

Innovation partners

Metsä Board

Metsä Board



Metsä Board

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.

The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2017, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.8 billion, and it has approximately 2,350 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Product news

  • Metsä Board launches an innovative eco-barrier paperboard

    Metsä Board, a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, is launching a new eco-barrier paperboard. This new, innovative paperboard with a special barrier treatment is bio-based, recyclable and biodegradable, and developed especially for food service use. On top of the sustainability benefits of this new product it also offers efficiencies in printing and converting.

    There is a clear market need to develop paperboards with bio-based barriers as alternatives to fossil-based barriers. The new eco-barrier paperboard, MetsäBoard Pro FSB EB1, is a unique product with a bio-based and biodegradable special barrier treatment that is fluorochemicals-free. The new eco-barrier paperboard can be used with foods requiring grease resistance up to KIT level 5, and the barrier properties can be further improved by adding varnishing layers at the converter. This latter option offers a notable increase in efficiency as the barrier property improvement can be made by applying only one varnishing layer in comparison to paperboards without this special barrier treatment. MetsäBoard Pro FSB EB1 is a lightweight paperboard and is available in basis weights of 195–290 g/m2 with all layers hard-sized. It enables high-quality printing on both sides and is suitable for offset and flexo printing. The consistent quality of the new paperboard gives excellent convertibility. It is glueable with standard dispersion and hotmelt adhesives.

    The new product is safe for direct food contact and it is free of optical brighteners (OBA free). It is available with PEFC™ or FSC© certification. It is fully recyclable with conventional recycling systems.

  • Better with Less Design Challenge, let’s create the future, together

    Will you be the one that changes how millions of people consume products every day?
    The Better with Less – Design Challenge registration is now open until 31 March 2018.

    The world needs billions of packages every day. Packaging is both a necessity and a part of the way we interact with brands and products. As the consumption of packages grows, the world needs innovations that can deliver better consumer experiences with less impact on the environment.
    So, can you rise to the challenge of designing packaging that meets these requirements?

    The Better with Less – Design Challenge by Metsä Board challenges you to re-imagine some of the world’s most frequently used and fastest growing types of consumer packages, for example, takeaway meals, e-commerce, wellness, cosmetics and dry food packages. The Better with Less – Design Challenge is open to professional designers and design students all over the world.
    See the full brief and specifications at: www.betterwithless.org

    The main prize for the Better with Less – Design Challenge is EUR 10,000.
    In addition, one student participant will be selected for a 2-month internship with the Metsä Board packaging design team in Shanghai. The finalists and the winners will be announced during Spring 2018 on the competition website.

    The shortlisted packaging innovations and their designers will be showcased during 2018 by Metsä Board at global trade shows, and in industry communications. By participating in this competition, students and designers can challenge us all to consider what kind of packaging solutions the world and consumers will need in the future.

    The competition jury includes the following renowned packaging design experts:
    Cyril Drouet, Design & Innovation Director, Metsä Board – Chairman of the jury
    Peter Désilets, Managing Board, & Partner, pacoon AG | Strategie + Design
    Terri Goldstein, Founder & Principal, The Goldstein Group, NYC
    Marianne R. Klimchuk, Professor & Chair, Communication Design Pathways Department, Fashion Institute of Technology
    John B. Mahaffie, Futurist, Co-founder & Principal, Leading Futurists LLC
    Lars G. Wallentin, Packaging Designer & Founder, Packaging Sense

    Then don’t hesitate!
    Register now at www.betterwithless.org & participate on social media: #betterwithless
    Find your packaging design community on Facebook: Better with Less – Design Challenge


  • Better With Less

    The Better with Less initiative highlights the company’s aims to improve consumer experience and make packaging even more sustainable

    Metsä Board launches its clarified product and service portfolio on May 2017. The company presents its offering of premium paperboards and related services, with focus on contributing to even more sustainable, safe and efficient packaging, now found under one Metsä Board family.
    The Better with Less initiative showcases Metsä Board’s aim to create, together with its customers, considered and innovative, renewable contemporary packaging solutions fitting brands and demands of the future world.
    Consumers expect better experiences with less environmental impact. Brand owners are looking at how to optimise packaging to be more sustainable, safer and lighter in weight. We are known for our pioneering expertise in high-quality, lightweight paperboards and are committed to improving further. Now with our unified product portfolio and targeted services we can provide even stronger support to our customers to jointly improve sustainability and efficiency of packaging throughout the value chain,”