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Metsä Board's Paperboards Receive New Home Compostability Certificates

Metsä Board compostable boxboard

Oct. 13, 2020 - Metsä Board announced that two of its folding boxboards, MetsäBoard Natural FBB and MetsäBoard Pro FBB OBAfree, as well as two food service grades, MetsäBoard Natural FSB Cup and MetsäBoard Pro FSB Cup, have now received home compostability certificates complying with NF T 51-800 standard.

Metsä Board's eco-barrier paperboard MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB already holds the same certificate.

"In order to enhance a circular economy our main target is that our paperboards are recycled after use. But recycling is not always possible — the paperboard may be contaminated due to its contents and therefore cannot be recycled. In such a situation compostability is the next best alternative," says Helena Moring-Vepsäläinen, Product Safety Manager at Metsä Board.

All Metsä Board's paperboards, excluding PE coated grades, already hold industrial compostability certificates complying with DIN EN 13432 and ASTM D6400 standards. They are all made of pure fresh fibres sourced from sustainably managed Northern European forests. They are also lightweight, contributing to a reduction of the carbon footprint throughout the entire supply chain as well as following the circular economy principles thanks to easy recyclability.

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards. The company produces premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners for consumer goods packaging as well as retail-ready and food service applications. For further information, visit:

SOURCE: Metsä Board