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Flow Cosmetics chooses sustainable Metsä Board paperboards for its range of natural products

Flow Cosmetics, a Finnish natural cosmetics company, has selected paperboard from Metsä Board, part of the Metsä Group, as its packaging material of choice, for its innovative range of shampoos, body and face soaps. 

Bar-shaped cosmetic products are ecological to use as well as to transport and store. MetsäBoard Natural FBB was selected for the packaging board for its visual appearance, lightness, and ecology. In addition, the uncoated surface of the paperboard has a pleasing natural look and feel. 

Packaging to protect the environment is a complex job

At the latest since Germany’s new Packaging Act went into force last year, many manufacturers have been focusing on package recyclability. But how do you define good recyclability? And how might recyclability conflict with other sustainability goals like a smaller CO2 footprint? We talked to Sonja Bähr, Packaging Analyst at the packaging management company TILISCO, and lecturer at Berlin’s university-level Beuth Hochschule für Technik, about the challenges on the way to real sustainability in packaging design, and the risk of greenwashing.

Barrier-coated paperboard – the alternative to plastic for smart packaging

The hunt for materials that can replace plastic is intense. Innovation work is being done on a global scale to find renewable alternatives to plastic so that humanity can reduce the huge impact on the environment from our use of plastic. Many solutions are being tried but we still have no material with all of plastic’s great advantages without its devastating disadvantages. Instead of waiting for that magic material, which may never come, packaging buyers concerned about the climate should consider the existing alternatives and move to composite materials.

According to a recent study ecological packaging material is an increasingly important factor in consumers’ purchasing decisions

According to the LOHAS2020 study, a growing number of consumers are considering the consequences of their consumption behaviour. Up to two out of three Finnish consumers would like to have more information on which packaging would be the best choice for both the environment and the shelf life of the product.

Sino-Pack In Guangzhou, March 4-6, 2021 Create On-Offline New Opportunities For Industry

The 27th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack2021) cum China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO2021) will be held on March 4-6, 2021 in Area A, China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China.

Due to the COVID-19, suppliers have prompted to transform and re-planned the production line to more efficient, accurate and safer production in order to seize a higher market share. And they will gather at Sino-Pack2021 to share new technology and information with industry buyers.

Metsä Board and Esbottle are developing a new concept for an ecological paperboard flute cup for celebration drinks

Metsä Board, a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, and the Finnish start-up company Esbottle have been jointly developing an ecological and appealing paperboard flute cup concept that meets the need to reduce the use of plastic. The newly designed paperboard cup is a stylish solution for celebration drinks, as well as lightweight and easy to transport and recycle. It can be personalised using traditional printing methods and special effects.

Arctic Blue Gin package wins AIMCAL Product of the Year award

US-based Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) presented its 2020 Product of the Year award to Hazen Paper Company for an Arctic Blue Gin package featuring images of flaming Northern Lights. Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, designed the package structure, the original graphics and the embossing. The impressive package uses the lightweight and strong MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright folding boxboard 350 g/m2.

BillerudKorsnäs introduces a new life cycle assessment tool for packaging

Many brands and retailers could reduce the climate impact of their packaging up to 50 percent and avoid thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide being emitted to air. The results is based on a large number of life cycle assessments performed by BillerudKorsnäs in a new tool that evaluates the environmental impact of different packaging solutions. The digital tool has received a warm welcome by customers and brand owners in their pursuit of reducing carbon emissions.

Clear profile and new brand image at FACHPACK 2021

Despite all the uncertainty right now, one thing is definite: the date for FACHPACK 2021. The European trade fair for packaging, technology and processing will take place as planned at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 28 to 30 September 2021. Preparations are already in full swing, and registration documents were sent to exhibitors at the beginning of May. Following the scheduled break in 2020, FACHPACK will be back in 2021 with a clear profile, a new brand image and a new slogan, “We create the future”.