The trade fairs dedicated to packaging this autumn will be an opportunity for Metsä Board to present their latest solutions and investments in the circular economy.

As the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, the subsidiary Finland’s Metsä Group will be showing the potential of paperboard to replace fossil-based materials and reduce carbon footprint of packaging.

Recyclable barrier board

Metsä Board will be showcasing a wide range of packaging applications for their fully recyclable dispersion barrier board.

The concept of sustainable lightweighting will be demonstrated based on folding boxboards and white kraftliners that enable resource efficiency and material reduction and lower the overall carbon footprint of packaging.

Metsä Board will also be presenting its ongoing investment projects for growth to meet the increasing demand for sustainably produced paperboards.

Muoto 3D fibre

The company will also introduce Muoto, its new 3D fibre range, which is presented as a significant new opening in the packaging market.

The Muoto products are manufactured in a demo plant, which was inaugurated in Äänekoski, Finland, on August 22. The new plant is jointly owned by Metsä Spring, the Metsä Group’s innovation company, and by Valmet, a Finnish supplier of technologies, automation systems and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.

Made from renewable and sustainably grown wood raw material, the Muoto range is an excellent alternative to plastics in many end uses. A Metsä Spring representative will be available at Metsä Board’s stand at Luxe Pack to discuss the new product in more detail.

Tailored co-creation

To foster innovation and accelerate the development of new packaging solutions Metsä Board will be highlighting its Excellence Centre and the co-creation workshop concept tailored to meet customer needs. With their recently launched 360 Services, Metsä Board can help their customers get the highest performance and resource efficiency out of lightweight paperboards throughout the packaging value chain, be it in terms of sustainability, packaging design, strength optimisation by simulation, converting, printing and much more.

Metsä Board will participate in the following fairs in autumn 2022:

 Fachpack, Nuremberg, Germany, 27–29 September, stand number 7A-136

 Luxe Pack Monaco, 3–5 October, stand number AA02 Hall Atrium

 Pack Expo Chicago, 23–26 October, stand number 24010