Metsä Board Unveils New Plastic-Free Eco-Barrier Paperboard Designed for Food and Food Service End Uses
Metsä Board Corporation press release 18.09.2019
Brands are looking to meet consumer demand for sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging, with ease of recyclability being key. To meet these needs, 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.
For further information, please contact:
Judy Kalvin, Kalvin Public Relations
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.
The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2018, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable and sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.
Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.7 billion in 2018, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 103,000 Finnish forest owners.