Board & Packaging

A recycling optimal growth business

AFRY’s service portfolio for the fiber-based packaging sector spans the full breadth of advisory consulting services, from assessing markets and outlooks, understanding the regional level end-user demands and investment feasibility, through to complete engineering and project implementation services. Packaging design is also something we do - appreciated by the leading brand owners worldwide.

The fiber-based packaging sector is benefitting from the move away from plastics and the rapid growth of e-commerce. The overall picture of the future packaging market and various substitution trends is complex and under rapid development. 

The EU is driving the changes in legislation - in the future, packaging recycling targets and plastic reduction measures will be more ambitious. By 2025, 65% of all packaging is to be recycled, and the target for 2030 is even higher, at 70%. By then, all used plastic is to become recoverable. Fiber-based packaging is very circular by nature, around 83% of the containerboard boxes in the world are manufactured out of recovered fibre based furnish, mainly using old corrugated boxes. 

We are the leading advisor for the global packaging industry and its stakeholders, having continuous assignments providing strategic advisory for the entire industry. Through our unique combined competence of management consulting and engineering capabilities, AFRY offers a holistic understanding of the entire packaging value chain, covering both business and technology perspectives.

Our comprehensive portfolio covers all engineering disciplines and consulting services encompassing Market Studies, Pre-feasibility, and Site Location Studies, Feasibility Studies, Basic Engineering, Detail Engineering, Project and Site Management, Procurement and Inspection Services, Commissioning and Start-up Assistance, Operation Optimization, and Debottlenecking.

Our key competences 

  • Paper and Paper Board Machines
  • Stock Preparation
  • Finishing, Handling, Storage and Shipping Facilities
  • Auxiliary Buildings
  • Integrated Pulping Lines
  • Deinking and Recycled Paper Plants
Nicholas Oksanen
Executive Vice President and Head of Division Process Industries

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