Mondi won five awards for its innovative and sustainable designs at the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards. This year’s award ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19, so Mondi’s designers are sharing their insights on the thinking behind their design packaging. Designers and the award-winning products: *Herbert Reitbrugger, UpliftBox in the Household category from Mondi Corrugated Solutions Grünburg, Germany *Marco Rammler, DashV1Box in the Transit category from Mondi Corrugated Solutions Ansbach, Germany *Eva Hrychova, Stabilization Box in the Other category from Mondi Corrugated Solutions Bupak s.r.o, Czech Republic *Nadja Nickel, Sales Manager for Protector Bags in the Transit category from Mondi Paper Bags and aPak, a Swedish Packaging dealer *Jens Koesters, StripPouch in the Household category from the German cleaning products maker Werner & Mertz and Mondi Consumer Flexibles
Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, aims at strengthening its position as Europe’s leading producer of folding boxboard and plans to increase its production capacity.
The company has started pre-engineering for increasing the annual production capacity of folding boxboard machine BM1 at the Husum mill in Sweden by approximately 200,000 tonnes. The pre-engineering phase includes also an evaluation of the mill port’s capacity for increased volumes of raw materials and finished goods.
The planned investment would further strengthen Husum BM1’s position as the biggest folding boxboard machine in Europe. The final investment decision is subject to the results of the pre-engineering phase. The readiness to make the final investment decision is expected to be achieved in the summer of 2021 and the ramp-up of the additional capacity would start in 2023.
“We have experienced good growth in our safe and sustainable folding boxboards in recent years. The high utilization rate of our current production capacity is a limiting factor for future growth. In order to continue profitable growth together with our customers, we are now looking at a potential capacity expansion. Husum as an integrated site would be an efficient platform for further development of Metsä Board’s paperboard business,” says Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsä Board.