Chocolate producer Kultasuklaa chose Metsä Board’s eco-barrier paperboard
Kultasuklaa is a Finnish family enterprise, that has been making hand-finished chocolates at its factory in Finland since 1990. In order to achieve its objective of having less plastic, Kultasuklaa collaborated with Metsä Board.
The new eco-barrier paperboard MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB was selected for the package due to it being plastic-free and providing suitable grease and moisture resistance. The paperboard is safe for direct food contact and provides high brightness, as well as a smooth surface with excellent printability. As the paperboard is plastic-free, it does not require plastic separation and can be easily recycled. The surface of the packaging provides a pleasant touch and feel through the use of a soft touch varnish and hot foil.
The four-praline box has an innovative structure: the external packaging is made from a single piece of paperboard, which forms a heart. The pralines are protected by the eco-barrier paperboard on the packaging’s inner surface. The grid that keeps the pralines in place and separate is made from a single piece of eco-barrier paperboard.