Finland-based Pankaboard added to its environmental credentials after securing a certificate for complying with the latest version of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) standard. Since the beginning of 2012, the company has held the FSC chain-of-custody certification.
The company, which focuses in the production of coated and uncoated specialty cartonboards, has been privately owned since 2006. Despite its young age, cartonboard production at the mill site began a century ago, which makes the company an experienced player in the field.
Environmental sustainability is a key priority for Pankaboard. Already in December 2005, the company was granted a PEFC certificate. Now, in early 2012, Pankaboard pursued FSC certification to prove its commitment to sustainability. With the chain-of-custody credentials, the company can support its customers and end-users in the FSC chain-of-custody process.
Pankaboard continuously seeks to reduce the environmental impact of its production through local wood sourcing and efficient steam production with its own bio fuel steam plant. Such measures help in maintaining the company’s carbon footprint strongly negative.
The company produces high-thickness folding boxboards, with grammages extending up to even 560 g/m2, as well as the smoothest uncoated cartonboard available in the market. It also supplies solid bleached board and groundwood boards for special end uses and applications, such as picture frames and other laminated products.
All the board grades produced by the company are manufactured solely from virgin fibres and are naturally approved for food contact.