Metsä Board is introducing a new plastic-free eco-barrier paperboard that can be recycled in paper or paperboard waste streams according to local recycling programs. The new MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB features a medium barrier against moisture and grease, making it especially suitable for food and food service packaging. And, since the eco-barrier board is plastic-free, it does not require a plastic separation process, making it easy and cost-efficient to recycle.

“Packaging is a necessity – for food distribution and safety – as well as avoiding food waste. Paperboard packaging made from renewable materials is a sustainable choice. With further development of the barrier properties of the paperboard, we are now able to provide a solution for a greater number of applications. Our new plastic-free eco-barrier paperboard provides many opportunities for food and food service packaging as well as other end uses where barrier properties are needed,” says Katja Tuomola, Business Development Director, Metsä Board.

MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB is made of pure, fresh fibers sourced from sustainably managed Northern European forests. It is safe for direct food contact and is free from optical brighteners (OBA free) and fluorochemicals. It is available both with PEFC or with FSC certification. As well as being easy to recycle, MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB is lightweight, thereby reducing the carbon footprint throughout the whole chain.