Metsä Board Pro FBB Bright for pharma packaging

Sustainable and cost-effective pharma packaging

Metsä Board packaging for Medicine On Time
Metsä Board packaging for Medicine On Time

Medicine-On-Time is a provider of innovation in medication synchronization, multi-dose pharmaceutical packaging software and color-coded calendar cards for compliance packaging. The company was experiencing issues with its packaging due to tearing, sealing and print quality problems. Consequently, Medicine-On-Time was searching for a solution that satisfied customers, best represented the brand and met their sustainability goals.

Due to its interactive packaging designs, customers continue to use the medicine packaging until the product has run out, requiring a high-quality folding boxboard to maintain structural integrity. The solution was supplied by Metsä Board’s MetsӓBoard Pro FBB Bright, which provided an outstanding print surface and a structure that did not tear during press runs and customer use. The change of board lengthened the life of the print dies used during the printing process, as well as improving the heat seal coating placed on the board.

The lighter weight of the board utilized less material throughout the entire value chain, aligning with the company’s sustainability goals. By using MetsӓBoard Pro FBB Bright, Medicine-On-Time had a 5 lb weight reduction per shipping box decreasing each box’s weight from 20 lbs to 15 lbs, which led to dramatic cost savings.

We’ve seen huge savings in freight costs. Metsӓ Board’s product is whiter as well, which looks so much cleaner and prints better,” said Michael Stevenson, vice president of Operations at Medicine-On-Time.

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