Our story

What if packaging could make a difference? What is great packaging? And how could it contribute to society? At BillerudKorsnäs these questions inspire us every day.

As a leading supplier of renewable packaging materials and solutions it is our way of challenging ourselves, our customers and all kinds of conventional packaging to promote a sustainable future.  

More than 150 years of expertise

Established in November 2012, through the merger of Billerud and Korsnäs, we pride ourselves with experience building on more than 150 years in the forestry and paper industry. Our expertise, ranging from raw material to consumer insights and environmental concerns, is key for unlocking the potential of paper and packaging solutions, and ultimately, to empower brands and businesses. Every day we help to save resources, increase profits and excite millions of consumers worldwide.

To challenge convention is second nature to us

We believe that all aspects of packaging can be improved – from protecting and preserving goods to creating fun, interactive consumer experiences and enhancing recycling. For this purpose paper has a great potential. Not only because it’s a material close to our hearts, but mostly because its properties enable better solutions. The starting point is the pure, strong, light primary fibre from responsible forestry in the north and our expertise in process and packaging technology, design and logistics.

Innovate together for sustainability

Our offer is based on three pillars: first-class packaging materials, innovative packaging solutions and a network of like-minded partners, such as brand owners, converters, scientists, entrepreneurs and universities. Our partnerships give us a deep understanding of new opportunities, allowing for innovation and sustainability to drive development along the whole chain from forestry to finished packaging.

Continuous improvement and diversity of perspectives

Driven by our ambition for continuous improvement and diversity of perspectives, our quest has resulted in an agenda for tackling food waste, food security, littering and complex packaging. Put in a greater context, it’s about saving resources while developing ever smarter, renewable materials for high-performance solutions.

The natural choice of partner in the packaging industry

We aim to be the natural choice of partner in the packaging industry, leading the development in a positive direction for society and our planet. It’s no small task. But, then again, at BillerudKorsnäs we are always up for a real challenge.

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