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Launched by Metsä Board

Metsä Board is launching a new eco-barrier paperboard. This new, innovative board with a special barrier treatment is bio-based, recyclable and biodegradable and developed especially for food service use. On top of the sustainability benefits of this new product it also offers efficiencies in printing and converting.

The new eco-barrier paperboard, MetsäBoard Pro FSB EB1, has a bio-based and biodegradable special barrier treatment that is fluorochemicals-free. It can be used with foods requiring grease resistance up to KIT level 5 and the barrier properties can be further improved by adding varnishing layers at the converter. This latter option offers a notable increase in efficiency as the barrier property improvement can be made by applying only one varnishing layer in comparison to paperboards without this special barrier treatment.

MetsäBoard Pro FSB EB1 is a lightweight paperboard and is available in basis weights of 195-290gsm with all layers hard-sized. It enables high-quality printing on both sides and is suitable for offset and flexo printing. The consistent quality of the new paperboard gives excellent convertibility. It is glueable with standard dispersion and hotmelt adhesives. The new product is safe for direct food contact and it is free of optical brighteners (OBA free). It is available with PEFC™ or FSC© certification. It is fully recyclable with conventional recycling systems.

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