Barrier boards

For better protection against moisture and grease

Metsä Board’s barrier boards respond to the growing requirements of the sustainable food service market by providing product safety, purity and protection. Our barrier boards have been developed for various food service uses as well as for other packaging applications requiring a barrier resistance against grease or moisture.

Our food service boards are made of pure and renewable fresh fibres making them a preferred choice to cups, plates and other takeaway packaging as well as for frozen food packaging.

Metsä Board’s product portfolio includes both PE extrusion coated paperboards as well as dispersion coated paperboard that comes with a special barrier treatment.

Easily recyclable and compostable barrier paperboard 

MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB is a recyclable alternative for barrier packaging. It is strong and protective yet lightweight, with a medium barrier for grease and moisture. Packaging made of MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB can be recycled in paper or paperboard streams according to the local legislation and practises. It can also be composted industrially and at home in case recycling is not an option.

MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB is safe for direct food contact made from fully traceable and pure fresh fibre with no fluorochemicals or optical brighteners (OBA). It provides engaging brand experience as it is the brightest OBA-free board on the market, with excellent printability on both sides.

MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB is the world’s lightest paperboard with dispersion barrier coating. Based on Metsä Board’s special High Yield Pulp, the lightweight board yields more cartons per ton, requires less wood raw material to produce and reduces CO2 emissions across the value chain.

PE extrusion coating

PE extrusion coating creates a protective layer on paperboard to protect the packed product. Coating is applied at the extrusion line onto reverse (1PE) or both sides (2PE) of the paperboard. Single coated 1PE is used for hot cups, plates and various food service packaging that require barrier against liquid. Double coated 2PE is often used for cold cups, ice cream and frozen food packaging to achieve barrier against liquid and moisture.

Barrier board range