MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright improves sustainability and reduces cost for Medicine-On-Time

Packaging Solutions

A leader in the medication adherence market, Medicine-On-Time, provides innovation in medication synchronisation, multi-dose pharmaceutical packaging software, colour coded calendar cards for compliance packaging and much more. They were experiencing issues with their packaging due to tearing, sealing issues 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 their 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 utilised less material throughout the entire value chain, aligning with the company’s sustainability goals. However, the most notable difference of the lightweight board was the resulting reduction in costs. By using MetsӓBoard Pro FBB Bright, Medicine-On-Time had a 5 lb weight reduction per shipping box. This decreased each boxes’ weight from 20 lbs to 15 lbs, resulting in dramatic cost savings.

The end results were cost savings, customer satisfaction and excellent printability. ‘We have seen huge savings in freight costs,’ said Michael Stevenson, Vice president of operations at Medicine-On-Time. ‘Metsӓ Board’s product is whiter as well, which looks so much cleaner and prints better.’

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