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The Master’In Air Cushioning Machine (A-200 AC) is a compact and cost-effective solution for ecommerce/online shops and small to medium sized businesses looking to improve their packing process and keep up with demand levels.

The machine produces cushioning and void fill on demand, as it’s needed, allowing users to free up valuable space where bulky cushioning materials were previously stored. It will also leave more space for your employees to operate safely in.

It is a simple, low noise, plug and play installation machine that is lightweight so can be easily moved around the packing area as needed. It is very user-friendly and easy to operate and maintain with low maintenance and spare parts costs.

Master'In Air Cushioning Machine (A200)Master'In Air Cushioning Machine (A200 AC)

Stuart Bates, Solutions Sales Manager Antalis said, “As we approach the traditional ‘peak’ shopping period, there will be a ‘peak like no other’. Many businesses have been so focused on dealing with the unexpected surge in online sales generated by COVID-19 that they may have ‘taken their eye of the ball’ when it comes to what’s around the corner.  This machine is an ideal addition to any packing line during busy periods because of the efficiency and space saving benefits - as well as helping to futureproof the business.”

 “The Master’In Air Cushioning Machine is one of many independent machinery solutions we have at Antalis Packaging. We offer free audits whereby we review your packaging operation and make recommendations on the kinds of improvements and investments that can be made,” added Stuart

About Antalis

Antalis (Euronext Paris: ANTA) is the leader in B2B distribution of Papers (number 1 worldwide outside the United States) and industrial Packaging, and number two in the distribution of Visual Communication media in Europe. In 2019, the Group reported sales of €2.1 billion and employed 4,700 people serving over 115,000 customers, companies and printers in 39 countries. Through its 117 distribution centres, Antalis makes around 11,000 deliveries per day worldwide and it distributed 1.1 million tons of paper in 2019.

VPK Group came to an agreement with COPI Holding to buy Encase Ltd, manufacturer and designer of corrugated cardboard packaging. Encase Ltd operates two integrated corrugated packaging plants in England and one sheet plant in Scotland. It is VPK’s intention to merge Encase with its UK corrugated operations, formerly known as Rigid.

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Two decades of continued business growth

VPK’s corrugated operations in UK and Ireland, formerly known as Rigid Containers and recently rebranded as VPK Packaging, experienced impressive and consistent yearly growth since it entered the VPK Group in 2000. Under its ownership, VPK invested more than £100 million into the division. Desborough was transformed into the UK flagship site, whereas greenfield sites in Wellington and Selby gradually increased capacity to fully mirror operations on all three sites.

In 2015, the acquisition of ICS Europaks in Limerick, Ireland, further strengthened the geographical spread. With a strong focus on high quality printing capacities, the UK and Ireland divisions enjoy a solid reputation with high service requirement customers. Earlier this year, VPK acquired a majority stake in Corrboard UK Ltd,  a leading supplier of corrugated cardboard sheets located in Scunthorpe, operating a 320,000 sq ft modern factory and equipped with a new fast order-change Fosber 2.80m corrugator, using a CO2 neutral production process.


As part of its long-term strategy, it is now VPK’s intention to fully merge Encase with the existing VPK UK corrugated operations. The combined businesses are expected to achieve yearly sales of more than 200 million GBP in corrugated packaging and sheets. All six corrugators combine a yearly containerboard consumption of 300.000 Tons, which represents a major part of the non-integrated recycled containerboard consumption in UK.

VPK has a proven track record of successful investments and acquisitions in corrugated manufacturing assets. These include four sheet feeding plants in Poland and Germany – known under the brand name Aquila, an ultra-modern greenfield investment project in Halden (Norway) which was recently put into operation and the acquisition of Viallon Emballages in France. With regards to containerboard production, the pioneering conversion in Strasbourg, France, of the former UPM Stracel assets by Blue Paper, set a new standard for the recycled containerboard industry.

About VPK Group

VPK produces recycled paper, corrugated cardboard packaging, solid board packaging and cores. In addition to VPK Packaging, VPK Group’s overall brand portfolio includes Corex for core board, cores and tubes production and Smart Packaging Solutions for the production of solid board packaging. Employing over 6200 people across 65 locations in 20 countries, the group records a turnover of €1.5 billion. For more information about our activities please visit: www.vpkgroup.com.

About Encase

Encase is a family owned business established in the UK during the 1960’s and is now one of the UK’s largest independent multisite manufacturers of corrugated packaging. Encase operates two integrated corrugated packaging plants in England and one sheet plant in Scotland.

As a new age of consumer behaviour emerges, and governments are distracted by the pandemic - environmental concerns have fallen from the political and public agenda.

The dramatic increase in e-commerce and home deliveries has caused a sharp rise in packaging waste, which comes with high environmental costs. At current rates, 12 billion metric tons of plastic waste will end up in landfill and the natural environment by 2050[1]. As countries experience further restrictions on movement and a second wave of Covid-19, consumer behaviour is unlikely to rapidly revert to its pre-lockdown state.

Kaushal ShahKaushal ShahHence, sustainable packaging and paper solutions must be adopted so the global community can protect the planet effectively. There is no time to waste.

Plastics are the most common and wide-ranging materials used for packaging. They are central to FMCG and global industrial supply chains, protecting goods in transit and extending their shelf lives. Their ubiquity means a serious plastic packaging waste crisis must be addressed before irreversible damage is done.

According to the UN, 300 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced every year. Since the early 1950s, 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced and c. 60% has ended up in landfill or the natural environment[2].

Plastic waste is a primary contributor to global ocean pollution with rivers carrying waste from far inland to the sea. Each year, eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans and 100 million marine animals die from entanglement, ingestion, or interaction with this waste[3]. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that, by 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea[4].

The issue extends beyond the environment; plastic waste comes with a significant human cost. In 2019, Tearfund, Fauna & Flora International and Waste Aid reported between 400,000 and one million people die each year from preventable diseases linked to mismanagement and burning of plastic waste in developing countries[5].

Plastic waste pollution also impacts people’s livelihoods and the economic development of developing countries. The UN Environment Programme reports ocean-based plastic pollution has an annual economic cost of US$13 billion due to revenue losses in fisheries, agriculture, and tourism[6].

We have a collective responsibility to tackle this plastic pollution crisis. The environmental and human toll is too great to ignore. Sustainable alternatives to traditional packaging and paper exist. It is time for multinationals, manufacturers, and retailers to integrate them into their working practices to help reduce global pollution; protect marine and wildlife species; and those in developing countries.

The growing consumer awareness of this crisis is promising. A recent study of 2,000 UK shoppers revealed 62% are thinking more about sustainability now than five years ago and increasingly looking for environmentally friendly options[7].

Popular culture is also playing a major role in raising awareness of packaging choices. Notably, David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet II’ series focused on ocean waste and triggered a passionate global response. Consumers are more aware nowadays that a product’s lifecycle does not end after consumption – rather after its proper disposal.

Nonetheless, the pandemic and the new normal means individuals are more reliant on e-commerce and delivery services than ever before. Manufacturing environmentally friendly packaging and paper is therefore essential. It will help protect the planet and maintain business profitability as consumers increasingly look for eco-friendly choices.

Political and tax incentives for incorporating environmentally friendly packaging and paper are also evident. From 1 January 2021, the EU will tax non-recycle packaging waste through national contributions. In April 2022, the UK will introduce a tax on plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled content. These plastic reduction policies and public appetite make environmentally friendly packaging and paper attractive for business.

Manufacturing environmentally friendly packaging and paper is vital for the future – on an environmental, human, and corporate level. There is no time to waste.

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7324921/

[2] https://www.unenvironment.org/interactive/beat-plastic-pollution/#

[3] https://www.condorferries.co.uk/marine-ocean-pollution-statistics-facts#

[4] https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/assets/downloads/New-Plastics-Economy_Catalysing-Action_13-1-17.pdf

[5] https://wasteaid.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Tearfund-Consortium-No-time-to-waste-En.pdf

[6] https://wasteaid.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Tearfund-Consortium-No-time-to-waste-En.pdf

[7] https://www.talkingretail.com/news/industry-news/time-to-prioritise-eco-friendly-packaging-say-shoppers-in-new-survey-13-10-2020/#

Friday, 23 October 2020 08:44

Latest Packaging Addition from EcoCortec®

Combine Multimetal Corrosion Protection and Packaging into One Step with CorrTube!

2020 10 23 084233EcoCortec®, Croatian anti-corrosion films plant has expanded its selection of anti-corrosion packaging for industrial and military uses with CorrTube, a premium corrosion inhibiting packaging and shipping tube in the industry. CorrTube provides superior corrosion protection for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This environmentally safe product is fully recyclable/repulpable and can be recycled into other types of paper products such as boxes, cardboard and other corrugated materials. CorrTube is environmentally friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable and doesn’t contain any nitrites, phosphates, silicates or other hazardous compounds. Tubes are very easy to use, simply match the appropriate diameter of the tube to the size of your part.

The VpCI® coating on the inside or the tube vaporizes, reaching all metal surfaces to provide complete corrosion protection. The unique inhibiting action of VpCI® forms a thin effective protective layer that does not alter the appearance of products or require removal before further finishing or use.

CorrTube protects dry or oiled metals during storage, transit and overseas shipment. It is effective against aggressive environments including humidity, SO2, H2S, and galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals. Protective layer does not need to be removed prior to further surface finishing or coating application.

The typical applications are:

  • Raw barstock
  • Cylindrical and rod-like parts
  • Gears
  • Bearings

Cortec® Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries.  Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec® manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide.  ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2004, & ISO 17025

Energy management partnership to drive sustainability goals at packaging provider

DS Smith, the FTSE 100 leading provider of sustainable packaging, has just announced a new partnership with World Kinect Energy Services to manage energy consumption for its Recycling, Paper and Packaging sites across 26 European countries.

World Kinect Energy Services will support the DS Smith’s long-term goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2030, in line with the reaffirmation of that target in the company’s newly launched Now and Next Sustainability Strategy. With a large focus on the company’s 14 European paper mills, the partnership will provide DS Smith with tactical solutions to energy purchasing and usage, increasing efficiencies and reducing waste in production.

Adding value to DS Smith’s existing energy portfolio, World Kinect Energy Services will support the company to mitigate risks and maximise its energy data through price risk management services including market intelligence, regulatory reporting, and cost and consumption reporting. The partnership will continue to ensure a competitive strategy for total energy costs across all its European markets. 

Terry Cogan, vice president, World Kinect Energy ServicesTerry Cogan, vice president, World Kinect Energy ServicesGerald Maunz, Procurement Director for Energy at DS Smith commented:

“As a global business with sustainability as the foundation of our overall business strategy, being able to manage energy consumption efficiently across all our sites is fundamental. We were impressed with the professionalism, price risk management skills and reporting capabilities that the energy experts and portfolio management team at World Kinect Energy Services demonstrated.”

Gerald Maunz, Procurement Director for Energy at DS Smith Gerald Maunz, Procurement Director for Energy at DS Smith Terry Cogan, Vice President at World Kinect Energy Services added: “All our customers have differing requirements, whether it’s specific financial or reporting processes, or sustainability and carbon reduction targets and it is our priority to ensure those needs are met. We are looking forward to working with the team at DS Smith over the next three years to help them maximise their energy data and exploit it to manage and minimize risks in what is a complex and volatile market.”

In the past year, DS Smith has hit a number of sustainability milestones including an 11% reduction in emissions in 2019 compared to 2015 on a like-for-like basis. The partnership with World Kinect Energy Services will drive this momentum, ensuring significant progress is made against key sustainability targets.

About DS Smith:

DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated packaging, supported by recycling and papermaking operations. Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith focuses on creating innovative sustainable packaging solutions in 34 countries employing around 30,000 people. Using the combined expertise of its divisions – Packaging, Recycling and Paper – DS Smith works with customers to deliver solutions that reduce complexity and deliver results throughout the supply chain. Its history can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family.

About World Kinect Energy Services

World Kinect Energy Services is a trusted global leader in energy management, fuel supply, and sustainability. It helps clients buy better and buy smarter energy through the delivery of trusted energy advice and solutions, sustainability services and data management. 

Its four core solutions include:

  • Energy Management
  • Sustainability
  • Brokerage
  • Supply & Trade

With more than 5,000 industry experts and dedicated account managers based in North America, Europe, and Asia, it manages over 200 TWh of power and gas.

Find out more about our services here www.world-kinect.com

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 22:17

SAICA GROUP TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW PLANT OCT 14

Local and state officials to welcome new manufacturing facility in Hamilton

Saica Group has held a groundbreaking event at the site of its first U.S. plant, 2995 McBride Court, Hamilton Enterprise Parkway in Hamilton, Ohio. The 350,000 square-foot plant will manufacture corrugated packaging. The project marks Spanish company Saica’s expansion into the U.S. market, and represents a $72-million investment.

Because of COVID-19 concerns, in-person attendance at the event was limited, but several regional government officials were on hand to welcome Saica to the region, while others joined via video messages. Cincinnati-based Miller-Valentine Group is building the project.

“This event marks the start of ambitious expansion plans for the U.S. market,” said Saica Group President Ramón Alejandro. “We’re excited that this day is here, and truly appreciate the support we’ve received from our partners here in the U.S.”

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State and local incentives are supporting Saica’s investment in Hamilton. In June, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved an eight-year job creation tax credit to build the new facility in Hamilton.

JobsOhio is supporting the project through an economic development grant and a JobsOhio Workforce Grant. The project also will receive a job creation tax credit and property tax abatement by the city of Hamilton.

“We’re happy to see this project moving forward,” J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio CEO. “Saica Group is a great fit for this region, and this plant will help create opportunities in Hamilton and beyond.”

REDI Cincinnati also supported this project, and credits collaboration between JobsOhio and the city of Hamilton for successfully attracting Saica to the region.

“Saica selecting our region is the direct result of several organizations working together to bring manufacturing jobs here,” said Brandon Simmons, REDI Cincinnati vice president of project management. “I look forward to seeing the company thrive as it expands to the U.S.”

Saica Group expects to create 64 new jobs in the region, including 27 skilled operators, 15 manufacturing, engineering and supply chain professionals, 13 sales staff and nine office and management jobs.

Miller-Valentine is partnering with Phoenix Architecture, Advantage Engineering, Genesis Design and Terracon Consultants to complete this project.

To know more about the project, you can visit: https://usa.saica.com/en/

About Saica Group

Saica Group is one of the largest European players in the development and production of recycled paper for corrugated board, with a production of 3.5 million of short tons of paper. With more than 10,000 employees across Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg and The Netherlands; Saica Group has four business areas: production of recycled paper for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). The consolidated turnover of the multinational is nearly 3.4 billion dollars (consolidates sales, 31.12.19).

Learn more at www.saica.com

2020 10 14 220052The Arctic Blue Gin package, featuring images of Northern Lights, has won a ScanStar 2020 award. The Nordic competition was organised by the Finnish Packaging Association. Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, designed the Arctic Blue Gin package. It featured an impressive holographic design inspired by the Northern Lights and used MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright lightweight folding boxboard.

Metsä Board designed the package structure, the original graphics, and the embossing. The Northern Lights image was created by printing on top of Envirofoil®, a plastic-free, holographic metallisation effect designed by US-based paper converter, Hazen. It uses 1% of the aluminium of traditional foil laminates – making it both economical and environmentally friendly. The carton was printed and manufactured by the AM Lithography Corporation.

Metsä Board
www.metsaboard.com

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and forerunner in sustainability. We produce premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners for consumer goods packaging 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. We aim for completely fossil free mills and raw materials by 2030. 

The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2019, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. 

Metsä Group
www.metsagroup.com

Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers.

In 2019, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.5 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 100,000 Finnish forest owners.

Hartmann has entered into an agreement with the shareholders of Gotek-Litar JSC for the acquisition of the company, whichproduces moulded-fibre packaging at a factory in Zheleznogorsk, approximately 450 kilometers south of Moscow. Thepurchase price is DKK 116 million based on the current exchange rate for Russian roubles, and Hartmann increases the full-year investment outlook to around DKK 600 million from around DKK 450 million.

2020 10 14 092432Gotek-Litar has 250 employees and generated revenue of DKK 90 million in 2019 and profitability at the level of Hartmann’sEuropean packaging business in 2019. The transaction will not affect Hartmann’s profit margin in 2020. The acquisition willstrengthen Hartmann’s earnings per share (EPS) immediately after closing, which is expected to be completed in 2020conditional on the competition authorities’ approval and fulfillment of certain legal conditions, among other things. Theacquisition is financed within the framework of the group’s existing credit facilities.

Gotek-Litar is a leading manufacturer of retail and transport egg packaging and constitutes a good platform for long-termgrowth in the attractive Russian market where sales of eggs and moulded-fibre egg packaging are driven by urbanisation,continued development of the retail industry and an increased focus on sustainability. The production facilities at thecompany’s factory are based on machinery and technology developed and manufactured by Hartmann.

”The acquisition of Gotek-Litar is a natural expansion of our activities in the growth markets in eastern Europe and Russiawhere demand for sustainable packaging is on the rise. Gotek-Litar is a long-standing partner of Hartmann, and we willdevelop the company further and expand the factory substantially to exploit the growth potential in Russia where Hartmannis already serving several customers,” says Torben Rosenkrantz-Theil, CEO of Hartmann.

Hartmann’s ongoing expansion in the USA and Europe is still expected to entail commissioning of additional capacity in2020 and 2021, and the work to establish a new factory in Brazil is progressing according to plan. The conditionalacquisition of Mohan Fibre in India is still expected to be completed in 2020.

Hartmann maintains 2020 guidance of revenue in the DKK 2.5-2.7 billion range and a profit margin of 15-18% before specialitems and restatement for hyperinflation.

About Brødrene Hartmann A/S

Hartmann is the world’s leading manufacturer of moulded-fibre egg packaging, a market-leading manufacturer of fruitpackaging in South America and the world’s largest manufacturer of technology for the production of moulded-fibrepackaging. Founded in 1917, Hartmann’s market position builds on its strong technology know-how and extensiveexperience of sustainable moulded-fibre production dating back to 1936. Hartmann sells egg and fruit packaging tomanufacturers, distributors and retail chains, which are increasingly demanding sustainable packaging solutions andspecialised marketing expertise. Our versatile product portfolio is customised to accommodate customer and consumerneeds in each individual market. Hartmann sells machinery and technology to manufacturers of moulded-fibre packaging inselected markets. Headquartered in Gentofte, Denmark, Hartmann has 2,000 employees. Hartmann’s production platformconsists of 12 factories in Europe, Israel and North and South America

Stora Enso is introducing its new eco-friendly take-away bowls for food service packaging, PureFiber™ by Stora Enso. The products are free from plastic and PFAS and are designed to help customers replace plastic on-the-go food packaging. The bowls are being brought to market together with the wholesale company Tingstad. The PureFiber™ product range will expand to other food and consumer goods applications.

Stora Enso’s formed fiber products are designed for circularity, meaning that they are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. The PureFiber™ product line enables a carbon footprint that is approximately 75% lower compared to alternative product materials such as plastic or bagasse. The unique formed fiber technology allows the products to be produced without plastic and PFAS, bringing a sustainable alternative with strong user-qualities to the market.

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“Consumers are looking for products designed for more eco-friendly lives,” says Sohrab Kazemahvazi, Senior Vice President, Formed Fiber at Stora Enso. “They want to minimise waste and their carbon footprint and reduce their use of plastic. The formed fiber products we are bringing to market are game changing in the sense that they help strong brands achieve their ambitions in sustainability and the circular economy.”

Stora Enso sells its formed fiber products directly to brand owners and wholesalers. In the Nordic countries Stora Enso cooperates with wholesaler Tingstad, which sells PureFiber™ food bowls directly to customers in the fast-food industry. Tingstad is a family-owned company and the market-leading distributor of disposables and food service products to the HORECA sector in the Nordic countries.

“We strongly believe that PureFiber™ will play an important role in the market conversion from plastic to non-plastic food packaging. We are excited to bring a truly sustainable solution to the market together with Stora Enso,” says Johan Larsson, Purchasing Manager at Tingstad.

PureFiber™ products are produced in Stora Ensos Hylte Mill in Sweden and made of natural wood fibres from sustainably managed forests. Potential applications also include non-food items to replace plastic consumables in agriculture, electronics and consumer and industrial goods packaging.

For further information, please contact:
Eeva Taimisto
Head of Communications, Stora Enso Packaging Solutions
tel. +358401723832

Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 25 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2019 were EUR 10.1 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). storaenso.com

www.tingstad.com

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is delighted to announce that two of its folding boxboards, MetsäBoard Natural FBB and MetsäBoard Pro FBB OBAfree, as well as two food service grades, MetsäBoard Natural FSB Cup and MetsäBoard Pro FSB Cup, have now received home compostability certificates complying with NF T 51-800 standard. Metsä Board’s eco-barrier paperboard MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB already holds the same certificate. 

“In order to enhance a circular economy our main target is that our paperboards are recycled after use. But recycling is not always possible – the paperboard may be contaminated due to its contents and therefore cannot be recycled. In such a situation compostability is the next best alternative,” says Helena Moring-Vepsäläinen, Product Safety Manager at Metsä Board.

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All Metsä Board’s paperboards, excluding PE coated grades, already hold industrial compostability certificates complying with DIN EN 13432 and ASTM D6400 standards. They are all made of pure fresh fibres sourced from sustainably managed Northern European forests. They are also lightweight, contributing to a reduction of the carbon footprint throughout the whole supply chain as well as following the circular economy principles thanks to easy recyclability.

For further information:
Helena Moring-Vepsäläinen, Product Safety Manager, Metsä Board
Mobile: +358 (0) 50 523 6474 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Metsä Board 
www.metsaboard.com 

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and forerunner in sustainability. We produce premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners for consumer goods packaging 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. We aim for completely fossil free mills and raw materials by 2030. 

The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2019, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. 

Metsä Group

www.metsagroup.com

Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers.

In 2019, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.5 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 100,000 Finnish forest owners.

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