Metsä Board presented a new paperboard cup design concept called “Lidloc”. The new patented design is based upon an extension to a standard cup structure that folds and locks into an integrated lid. This innovative design completely removes the need for a separate plastic lid. Metsä Board sees the new cup as re-invention of how paperboard cups are produced, consumed and recycled.
Cyril Drouet, Metsä Board’s Design & Innovation Director, commented:
“We have designed this to be a one-piece construction that removes the need for a separate plastic lid. It is easy to fold and assemble with a secure lid-locking design. The integrated lid is spill proof and offers extra branding power as it can be printed as one piece with the rest of the cup. The lid also contains an integrated ‘sip’ mechanism for hot beverages as well as being ideal for cold drinks with a straw.”
Metsä Board is a leading European folding boxboard and white fresh forest fibre linerboard producer as well as a market pulp supplier. Its sales network serves brand owners, carton printers, corrugated packaging manufacturers, printers and merchants. In 2016, the company’s sales totaled EUR 1.7 billion. It employees around 2,600 people. Metsä Board is part of Metsä Group.
Earlier Metsä Board reached Leadership status in CDP’s 2016 Forest A List.
About Metsä Group:
The company is a forest industry group whose core business consists of tissue and cooking papers, paperboard, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. It has operations in almost 30 countries and production in 9 of them.