At Luxe Pack Monaco 2014 Metsä Board will showcase its extensive portfolio of lightweight packaging boards designed to give premium presence combined with sustainability. Its new cartonboard, Carta Allura, has been developed especially for luxury end-uses. Also on show, the new fully bleached Modo Northern Light liners, ideal for microflute as well as providing quality print results on corrugated displays and packaging.
Carta Allura has exceptional smoothness making it ideal for foil lamination, high-gloss varnish and other special effects. It also has high brightness and an attractive visual appearance that creates the right impression when used for premium products. Carta Allura is most suitable for beautycare, high-end food and beverages as well as graphics applications, and it is lightweight yet firm, giving more cartons per tonne and enhancing sustainability. Its consistency and stiffness make production processes trouble-free and the reverse side is also coated to ensure a good finish to the inside of the carton.
The Modo Northern Light range of lightweight, fully-bleached coated and uncoated liners can be used in both in microflute and traditional corrugated packaging, and the uncoated version also as fluting. New coated Modo Northern Light Litho is specially developed for litholamination and is also suitable for other offset applications. New coated Modo Northern Light Flexo is designed for flexo preprint and conventional corrugating. They are equally applicable for point of sale, shopping bags, and any lightweight consumer packs or inner structures.
Christophe Baudry, Commercial Director for Beautycare at Metsä Board, talked about the importance of sustainability: “Paperboard’s origins in well-managed northern forests mean it is recognised as being made from one the few truly renewable resources. Combined with its recyclability, its use helps meet increasing demand for ethical and responsible purchasing practice. Paperboard is also ideal for packaging that matches the trend towards more natural ingredients in beautycare.”
Metsä Board will also show its other beautycare and premium packaging grades, including Carta Elega, Carta Integra, Carta Solida and Avanta Prima cartonboards as well as the cast-coated Chromolux range, all made of traceable fresh forest fibres. New Chromolux digital range has been developed especially for HP Indigo and dry toner applications, and combines high gloss and a luxury feel with the flexibility and speed of digital print to produce sparkling results.
Global brand owners had the opportunity to learn about Metsä Board’s Packaging Services that offer a one stop shop to meet all their requirements. The range of services includes packaging needs analysis, design services, print management, and supply chain management.
#Hall Ravel, Stand RC3