Metsä Board installs Dassault Systèmes’ simulation platform

The company aims to reduce the carbon footprint of packaging

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Metsä Board installs Dassault Systèmes’ simulation platform
Metsä Board deploying Dassault Systèmes’ 3D experience platform in development and testing of packaging solutions at its Excellence Center

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fiber paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has successfully started to deploy Dassault Systèmes’ 3D experience platform in the development and testing of packaging solutions at its Excellence Center. With packaging simulation, Metsä Board can notably speed up packaging development and reduce the carbon footprint of packaging.

Metsä Board’s new technology saves a lot of time 

Simulation enables 85% faster development compared to the traditional way of making multiple tests with physical prototypes. Simulation technologies help manage the development of the entire product life cycle, from material selection to delivery. The new technology helps Metsä Board recommend optimal packaging materials as well as packaging structures to its customers.

“We wanted to accelerate our rate of innovation to help our customers – packaging manufacturers as well as brand owners with optimal packaging solutions and reduce their carbon footprint. For example, box compression, as well as drop tests, can now be made in hours compared to several days or even weeks with traditional physical testing methods,” says Markku Leskelä, SVP Development, Metsä Board.

The state-of-the-art solution of Dassault Systèmes and their expertise from past engagements in the aerospace and automotive industry has helped deploy new technologies to the manufacturing of fiber-based packaging.

 

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