Metsä Board improves folding boxboards range

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Metsä Board improves folding boxboards range

April 22
09:12 2013
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Metsä Board has said that it has made major improvements to its Avanta Prima, Simcote and Carta Elega folding boxboards, following technical improvements made at its mills during the 2011–2012 investment programme.

The paperboard and paper supplier said the product enhancements improve the suitability of each cartonboard in the range for a particular packaging end-use such as food; beauty care; healthcare; or luxury packaging and graphics applications.

“We are responding to customer needs by making our world class boards even more fit-for-purpose,” said Pasi Piiparinen, head of Metsä Board Paperboard. “Developments include better yield, optimised shades and improved surfaces, according to the requirements of each end-use.”

The bulk of Avanta Prima has been improved, meaning a lighter weight can be specified whilst maintaining the same thickness and stiffness, according to the firm.

As a result Metsä Board has further light-weighted grammages across the range. Avanta Prima has been developed to meet the requirements of the healthcare market, and its surface has now been optimised to allow for 2D data matrix coding. Its shade has also been optimised to enhance visual whiteness.

Simcote, suitable for food packaging, now has improved bulk for “even better yield while maintaining the same thickness and stiffness”, according to the firm.

The shade of Carta Elega has been optimised to enhance visual whiteness and has been marketed at the beauty care sector.

“We are happy to be able to offer our customers these changes, giving better performance in converting and printing, as well as an improved end result. They will also be able to utilise an even lighter weight board, achieving the same or even better performance in a finished carton,” added Piiparinen. “Using a lighter weight board also offers sustainability benefits, as less raw material is used, less weight carried throughout the value chain and less waste is generated.”

The enhanced board is available from June 2013.

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