Metsä Board’s paperboards have achieved DIN CERTCO certificates in industrial compostability complying with DIN EN 13432 [1] and ASTM D6400 [2] standards.

In addition, Metsä Board’s eco-barrier paperboard MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB, MetsäBoard Natural FBB and MetsäBoard Pro FBB OBAfree, as well as two food service grades, MetsäBoard Natural FSB Cup and MetsäBoard Pro FSB Cup, also received home compostability certificates complying with NF T 51-800 [3] standard.

The certified paperboards thus include all Metsä Board grades without a PE coating. According to the company, these certifications are a key tool to help customers choose packaging materials that comply with their requirements.

In order to enhance 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 cannot be recycled. In this instance compostability is the next best alternative,” says Helena Moring-Vepsäläinen, Product Safety Manager at Metsä Board.

Metsä Board’s paperboards, folding boxboards and white kraftliners, are all made of pure fresh fibres sourced from sustainably managed Northern European forests. “They are safe for direct food contact and free from fluorochemicals. Metsä Board paperboards are lightweight and strong, contributing to a reduction of the carbon footprint throughout the whole chain,” said the company.