In seven European mills on nine board machines with an annual capacity of more than 1.6 million tons, MM Karton produces a wide range of white lined chipboard (WLC) and folding boxboard (FBB) qualities, as well as offset and flexo liner (LIN).
The products of Mayr-Melnhof Karton are sold to more than 100 countries worldwide.
The company's guiding principle has always been the sustainable and responsible production of high-quality cartonboard, using recyclable raw materials and meeting market requirements. The vision of MM Karton for the future is to continue the expansion as a leader in cost, competence and innovation with cartonboard solutions produced from recycled, and, increasingly, virgin fibres.
Ongoing investments in state-of-the-art technology and sustainable risk minimisation are fundamental principles of the long-term orientation of Mayr-Melnhof Karton and enable the timely consideration of market trends as well as the realization of innovative, future-oriented approaches. MM Karton builds on trust and reliability in long-time cooperation with business partners, offering convincing solutions for current and future requirements - "Sustainable Board Solutions".
Packaging is an integral part of a modern society. It provides various functions that support and simplify everyday life. Cartonboard and the product inside must reach the consumer in a safe, undamaged, and hygienically perfect condition, easy to use and match the quality as well as functional needs of the product. Last but not least, it offers the opportunity to provide information about the product brand, and the product itself. Cartonboard is the face of the brand.
In Europe, seven million tons of cartonboard are produced annually for various packaging applications in the Food and Non-Food sector.
Cartonboard know-how based on experience that was built up over decades allows Mayr-Melnhof Karton to develop differentiated solutions, tailor-made to the customers' needs.
The MMK product portfolio includes specially treated cartonboard grades for individual packaging requirements. Customized applications optionally offer protection against grease, freeze and fungicides. These grades, like all MMK cartonboard products, are fully recyclable and meet international packaging directives and food-packaging regulations.
Food safety is one of utter importance for consumers, and so it is for Mayr-Melnhof Karton. An innovation that provides the necessary protection is FOODBOARD™, a barrier on the cartonboard inside to shield foodstuff from mineral oil migration and other substances. Possible mineral oil migration caused by printing inks has only recently been thoroughly investigated. FOODBOARD™ has been developed by MM Karton's own R&D department and successfully tested for industrial production. Packaging with FOODBOARD™ can be recycled just as any other MMK cartonboard.
MM Karton's leadership in production technology is recently marked by the installation of curtain coaters in our mills as well as the construction of a "swing machine", which allows to easily switch between FBB und WLC qualities in response to market demand.
To ensure a stable supply chain for our customers, MMK has established a "multi mill concept", that allows to produce the same qualities in different production sites with the same high standards, no matter where.