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New lightweight and sustainable food service board launched by Metsä Board

Metsä Board has launched a new lightweight and sustainable board, Carta Dedica, at the PulPaper fair in Helsinki, Finland. It has been developed especially for the rapidly-expanding food service industry.

4th June 2014 – PRESS RELEASE

Metsä Board has launch a new lightweight and sustainable board, Carta Dedica for the food service industry

Safe for food contact, and with excellent formability, Carta Dedica is ideal for cups, plates, trays, clamshells, collars and lids, as well as general food packaging applications.

"Carta Dedica provides a solution that will be welcomed by consumers, retailers, converters and brand owners," says Nina Happonen, Commercial Director Food & Beverage, Metsä Board. "It is made from renewable fresh fibres, and can be easily recycled – reducing the impact of litter. And it is both lightweight and strong, yielding more items per tonne and allowing for cost reductions."

The board is available in two versions, one with a clay coating for premium print results; and an uncoated version providing a more natural appearance. Carta Dedica is also suitable for extrusion- or dispersion-coating when an additional barrier is required. It is hard-sized in order to prevent edge penetration, allowing the board to retain strength when in contact with liquids, moist foods or condensation. It has excellent runnability in converting and printing, thanks to its consistent quality.

Carta Dedica is approved for food contact, at a time when concerns about safety are high, and is odour and taint neutral. It is ideal for many different types of food on the go, including ice cream, bakery, confectionery, sandwiches and wraps, as well as hot, cold and chilled drinks. It is manufactured without optical brighteners (OBAs).

Carta Dedica is made from fresh forest fibres grown in sustainably managed northern forests. All the raw materials used in manufacturing can be traced to source and they are free from GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Carta Dedica is made at Metsä Board’s Tako mill in Finland, which holds PEFCT and FSC® Chain of Custody certificates as well as environmental and quality certification. It is recyclable, biodegradable, and being lightweight uses less raw material and energy in manufacturing and transport.



For further information, please contact Metsä Board:

Nina Happonen, Commercial Director Food & Beverage

Mobile: +358 (0)50 3076721


Metsä Board is Europe’s leading producer of fresh forest fibre cartonboards, the world’s leading manufacturer of coated white-top kraftliners, and a major paper supplier. The company’s sales network serves brand owners, carton printers, corrugated packaging manufacturers, printers, merchants and office suppliers.

Metsä Board’s business areas are Cartonboard, and Linerboard and Paper.

Metsä Board is headquartered in Finland. In 2013, the company’s sales totalled EUR 2.0 billion, and it has approximately 3,100 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.