Iggesund Academy


Know-how. Such a beautiful word. At Iggesund Paperboard we believe in setting the standards rather than following others’. That’s why we strive to gather more know-how every day that passes – and have been doing so for a long time.

Iggesund Mill on Sweden’s central east coast was founded more than 300 years ago in 1685, originally as an ironworks. In 1869 with a new sawmill we took a step into the world of modern forest products. In 1963 we began manufacturing paperboard. Since then we have acquired more than half a century of profound knowledge of specifying, printing, converting and using paperboard.

We have the know-how. A lot of it, actually. Now we want to share our knowledge with you, the creative minds and progressive companies that make our paperboard come alive in the shape of astonishing packaging and printed matter. We also want to learn from you to better understand the demands on our paperboard. Now and in the future.

That is the reason we started Iggesund Academy. To share and exchange knowledge.

The Academy is divided into three parts. The crown jewel is the Academy at our mills in Sweden and the UK. There you get the whole brand experience. You get to follow the process from seed to paperboard and learn how sustainability permeates everything we do. At night you will get a culinary taste of Sweden or England and sleep in our much-loved guesthouses. A quite extraordinary experience, if you ask us.

The Academy can also come to you in the form of an onsite workshop or informative seminar. The third and most future-oriented part of the Academy is our cooperation with selected educational institutions in various countries. Here we engage with the design stars of tomorrow with the aim of bridging the gap between industry and academia. A partnership we are truly proud of.

Iggesund Academy is for the brand manager. For the product designer. For the vice president. For the inquisitive design student. For everyone and anyone eager to learn more about how to accomplish outstanding packaging quality, be it from a functional, environmental or aesthetical perspective.

To Iggesund Paperboard, know-how is everything. It’s in our DNA. It’s built into the walls of our two mills.

Now – let’s exchange the knowledge.

Welcome to Iggesund Academy. We are excited to have you.


Meet Veronica Heaven

Veronica Heaven is dedicated to bridging the gap between business and academia. Her latest venture is a collaboration with Iggesund on a “future of packaging” theme. The project challenges design students across the UK with real-life briefs.

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Meet Brian Webb

Brian Webb has been creating award-winning design for some of the world’s most prestigious brands for decades. He is the owner and director of the Webb & Webb design agency with an office at one of London’s most creative addresses. He also chairs the jury of the Student initiative, the design competition for students which Iggesund Paperboard is involved in.

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Meet Jake Thompson

Throughout the year we will introduce numerous highly creative UK design students taking part in Student initiative, the Iggesund Paperboard-hosted design competition involving a total of five universities. 

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