Excellence Centre − Collaboration accelerates innovation

Growing consumption and demand for more sustainable packaging are boosting the need for new innovations supporting the circular economy. To develop solutions for packaging today and into the future, we have established a state-of-the-art Excellence Centre to accelerate paperboard and packaging innovation.

The location of the Excellence Centre in a world-unique bioeconomy ecosystem in Äänekoski provides a perfect setting to explore future packaging material and design solutions based on renewable fresh fibre. 

The centre combines cutting-edge technology for R&D, packaging design and paperboard and packaging performance under one roof and provides an inspirational collaboration platform for our customers and partners worldwide. 


Make use of the wide range of Excellence Centre competences

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    R&D laboratory

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    Packaging design studio

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    Simulation for packaging design and packaging performance

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    Customer feedback

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    Access to global network of Metsä Board's experts

Co-creation workshops for future packaging solutions 

The Excellence Centre is an active collaboration environment for exploration, innovation and testing. We offer you co-creation workshops based on your needs: to improve current packaging or create new solutions. The workshops can also be carried out virtually via online meeting applications. 

 Get to know our co-creation workshop concepts: 

Together we make the perfect package

Contact our sales to learn more

Welcome to Metsä Board's Excellence Centre