SOLNA, Sweden,(Press Release) - BillerudKorsnäs has now launched New Billerud Flute® - allowing customers to reduce packaging weight and material consumption without compromising performance.
New Billerud Flute is used as middle layer in corrugated board packaging for demanding transport and climate conditions. The material's already superior strength has now been increased by up to eight percent, meaning that customers can produce boxes of the same strength while using less material. This in turn leads to lighter packaging and increased efficiency at every step of the logistics chain, resulting in both environmental and cost benefits.
"Thanks to the improved strength of New Billerud Flute, it is possible to go down in grammage and still retain packaging performance." says Henrik Nilsson, Senior Technical Service Manager at BillerudKorsnäs.
With New Billerud Flute it is even possible to create strong, lightweight corrugated packaging that can replace heavy wooden or plywood boxes. This gives customers in the industrial segment an opportunity to reduce both their costs and environmental impact.
The new and improved fluting has been made possible by an investment of 180 million Swedish crowns in paper machine 6 at BillerudKorsnäs' Gruvön plant. As well as increasing strength, the investment has increased the production capacity for New Billerud Flute by about 40,000 tonnes per year.
BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production sites in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4 300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 21 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.