Finland’s Metsä Board has introduced a new paperboard cup design concept, Lidloc, at the recently concluded Packaging Innovations Exhibition held in Birmingham, UK.

The newly developed patented design is based on an extension to a standard cup structure that folds and locks into an integrated lid.

In addition, the design completely eliminates the need for a separate plastic lid and offers a new insight into the production, consumption and recycling of paperboard cups.

Metsä Board design and innovation director Cyril Drouet said: “We have designed this to be a one-piece construction that removes the need for a separate plastic lid.

“It is easy to fold and assemble with a secure lid-locking design. The integrated lid is spill-proof and offers extra branding power as it can be printed as one piece with the rest of the cup.

"The integrated lid is spill-proof and offers extra branding power as it can be printed as one piece with the rest of the cup."

“The lid also contains an integrated ‘sip’ mechanism for hot beverages as well as being ideal for cold drinks with a straw.”

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With the new Lidloc design, Metsä Board aims to offer sustainable and innovative packaging solutions to its customers.

The company is using a renewable resource, fresh fibres, to produce its paperboard products, which include folding boxboards and white liner boards.

Image: Metsä Board’s new Lidloc paperboard cup design. Photo: courtesy of Metsä Board.