If you're a sustainability-minded designer who's also responsible for the packaging of your products, MetsäBoard is a resource worth taking down. The Finland-based company specializes in producing paperboard solutions, which they reckon yields "the best possible packaging solutions with the least possible environmental impact."
Plastic-free, lightweight and easily recyclable, the company's paperboard offerings "consume less raw materials, reduce transport weight and produce less waste. They also ensure product safety and protection, as well as enable appealing promotion." Their areas of application are broad, encompassing food & beverage, wine & spirits, beautycare, healthcare, consumer electronics and graphics.
MetsäBoard's line-up includes Folding Boxboards and White Kraftliners in a wide range of grades/finish levels (Natural, Classic, Pro and Prime), as well as Prime FBB EB, a plastic-free "eco-barrier" paperboard that's suitable for food contact, provides a barrier against grease and moisture, and is printable.
The company has been industrious during the pandemic; they've just launched a new 1,500-square-meter Excellence Centre consisting of a package design studio, a laboratory, an R&D skunkworks and a customer feedback center.
Customers will be able to visit the Excellence Center, both physically and virtually, for collaborative package design workshops. You can learn more here.