Metsä Board Natural FBB - NEW
For a natural look
Natural look with a sense of authenticity


 MetsäBoard Natural FBB

MetsäBoard Natural FBB is an uncoated folding boxboard, available in a basis weight range of 175-325 g/m², suitable for offset and flexo printing.

MetsäBoard Natural FBB is perfect for packaging requiring a more natural look and feel. MetsäBoard Natural FBB is available uncoated or with an extrusion or dispersion coating for additional barrier properties, for example, in food service packaging. It is hard-sized to prevent edge penetration by moisture.

Combined safety and sustainability

Lightweight and sturdy, MetsäBoard Natural FBB provides more yield per tonne, making it a cost-effective option with a lower environmental impact. It uses raw materials that are traceable, safe and approved for food contact. MetsäBoard Natural FBB is also suitable for packaging applications that require OBA-free board.

MetsäBoard Natural FBB is made from fresh fibres, sourced from sustainably managed northern forests. All of Metsä Board’s products are manufactured under the highest environmental and safety standards, and hold PEFCTM and FSC® chain of custody certification.


  • food and beverage packaging
  • takeaway food
  • paper plates and folded trays

Product specifications

Specification language
Product nameMetsäBoard Natural FBB
Product descriptionFolding boxboard, uncoated, hard sized, OBA free
End useBeautycare, Healthcare, Foods, Beverages, Frozen food, Paper plates, Folded trays, Fast food applications
Printing methodOffset, Flexo
Food contactEU Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004, GB9685, GB4806.8, USFDA21CFR§176.170*, USFDA21CFR§176.180*
MillMetsä Board Husum
Product typeFolding boxboards
Paper profileMetsäBoard Natural FBB (pdf)
*Please contact Metsä Board for details of country-specific restrictions and/or limitations.
Open specification PDF


Technical informationSelect unit :
Grammage g/m² 175190200210225235245260270295325
Bending stiffness CD mNm
Bending stiffness MD mNm 7.89.711.013.516.518.420.223.326.332.538.0
Thickness μm 310335360385415435455485505555610
Moisture content %
Brightness top % 80.580.580.580.580.580.580.580.580.580.580.5
Water absorption top g/m² ≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40
Water absorption middle, back g/m² ≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50
Off-flavour (Robinson test)  <1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1

Folding boxboard range

  • MetsäBoard Classic FBB

  • MetsäBoard Classic FBB CX

  • MetsäBoard Natural FBB - NEW

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB Bright

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB Bright – NEW

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB CX

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB CXB

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright – NEW

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB CX

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB OBAfree – NEW