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Partnership pioneers beverage cup breakthrough

A long-term collaboration between Finnish start-up company, The Paper Lid Company and Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has led to the development of a 100 percent recyclable paperboard lid for use with takeaway cups.

The lid, which is made from fully recyclable dispersion barrier board, is suitable for use with both hot and cold beverages. It uses a novel technology developed by The Paper Lid Company that makes it possible to form the paperboard into the desired shape. The result is a one-piece lid that clicks firmly in place and offers performance that is comparable to that of a traditional plastic lid.

The initial interest towards the new solution has been strong, and the Paper Lid company’s production equipment, is primed to begin full-scale production.

Paperboard made from renewable fresh fibre is, by its nature, a sustainable raw material.

The carbon footprint of a paperboard lid is more than 50 percent lower than that of a plastic lid and it is fully recyclable.

“Reducing the volume of plastic waste is a critically important issue, and together with our partners we are continuously developing and testing new innovative solutions that have circular-economy thinking at their core,” said Ilkka Harju, Packaging Services Director EMEA and APAC at Metsä Board.

For further information, please contact:

Matthew Terry,  Metsä Board Technical Service Director South and West Europe

Mobile: +44 (0) 7740 027 386

Email matthew.terry@metsagroup.com

 

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