As part of ongoing product development activities, a new dilution headbox installed on the BM3 machine in June 2014, can deliver the required paperboard thickness by using up to 10% less substance depending on grade. With the new bulk improvements, customers can be confident that PankaMax, PankaDisc and PankaSeal products will retain the same high standards and quality characteristics, while further reducing the ecological footprint.
This means that from January 2015, Pankaboard customers will get more square meters per ordered ton, a real cost-saving.
The BM3 machine produces a wide range of high quality uncoated paperboards suitable for a variety of end-uses.
- PankaMax is used in various laminates for food and display applications
- PankaDisc is used for coasters and food underlay's
- PankaSeal is used for cap seal applications
All products are made of 100% natural virgin fibres, certified by ISEGA for direct food contact and available from a mill with PEFC & FSC certified chain of custody accreditation.
Christer Nordman, Vice President Sales & Marketing, comments, "We are proud to offer our customers more value from our product development investments by providing new cost saving opportunities. We will be introducing the new specifications for the production of PankaDisc and PankaMax in January 2015 and will extend these to PankaSeal in February."
Pankaboard is a world leader in virgin-fibre, high substance, coated folding boxboards and uncoated speciality boards. The business provides material solutions for food packaging, luxury beverage packaging, food service and displays & laminates. Pankaboard is a Finnish privately owned paperboard producer, with annual net sales of over 80 million Euros and 160 employees.