Research & Development
Metsä Group’s shared focus areas for research and development include improving processes and resource efficiency, renewable raw materials as a competitive advantage and added-value products and services. Our goal is to improve our existing products and develop innovative products of the future.
In wood supply, we are significantly investing in the development of member services and the productivity of transportation, harvesting and forest services, as well as the information systems supporting these. In the wood products industry, development work focuses on developing processes to improve material and energy efficiency throughout the supply chain.
In the paperboard industry, the key goal for research and development work is to produce increasingly lightweight folding boxboards and linerboards without compromising their end-use properties, and to further develop product properties to minimise the environmental impact of products.
In the pulp industry, the goal is to develop processes to improve production efficiency and environmental performance and explore business opportunities related to new biomaterials. In the tissue paper and cooking industry, product development is strongly based on customers’ needs and is centralised in a technology centre in Germany.
Metsä Group participates in joint projects in the forestry sector, such as the New Tree project, which promotes existing biosolutions based on wood fibre.
The Group also actively participates in the planning and steering of the research programmes of the Finnish Bioeconomy Cluster (FIBIC) and the operations of the Bio-based Industries Consortium.
Job titles in research and development at Metsä Group include Research Manager, Laboratory Technician and Development Manager, as well as VP, Research and VP, Research & Development.