Colombier EcoBarrier™ Flex

Flexible packaging 100% recyclable in the waste paper stream, now possible thanks to our Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology.

No biodegradable or bio-based plastic, no aluminum : only 100% recyclable paperboard mono-material instead.





Z Monomaterial, 100% recyclable as paper waste (PAP22)
Z >85% fiber content of total packaging weight (84 gsm)
Z Fully repulpable without need for further sorting or processing at paper mill
Z Biodegradable packaging with opportunity to file for compostability certificates
Z Heat sealable packaging with converting machines made for PP/PE-laminated material

Z Suitable for food contact (BfR and FDA compliant)
Z No waxes or fluorochemicals
Z Printable in offset and flexographic
Z Great barrier properties (WVTR, OTR, Cobb, fat permeability)
Z Designed to replace plastic and aluminum (layer) in food packaging, including Doypack and paper-based pouches and bags.



100% recyclable as paperboard

Colombier EcoBarrier™ Flex meets recycling requirements of PAP22, PapPet81
and C/PAP84. 

100% plastic free packaging

plastic-free packaging

Plastic-free flexible packaging, made from 100% recyclable paper mono-material. 

FDA and BfR compliant

Colombier EcoBarrier™ is compliant with FDA and BfR food contact guidelines.

Compostable monomaterial

No microplastics are produced on biodegrading Colombier EcoBarrier™ products


Colombier EcoBarrier™ is compatible with current production lines and has excellent runnability and heat sealability.

our revolutionary colombier Ecobarrier™ technology

Traditionally water-, vapour-, and grease-resistant barrier properties are achieved with a plastic or aluminium lining. Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology achieves this same result without the use of plastics through an innovative, environmentally friendly chemical process that applies heat, drying and application knowledge to create a water- and grease-resistant mono-material. Our Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology uses the aqueous dispersion method to these barrier properties between the paperboard and the food (or other substance) inside that needs to be preserved and protected. In use Colombier EcoBarrier™ is FDA and BfR compliant and can thus be used in various food service applications. Plus, it is compliant with the EU’s new SUP directive and is fully recyclable as paper waste (PAP21).  Paper products made using Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology can be recycled up to six times into new paperboard products. The Colombier EcoBarrier™ contains inorganic pigments, bio-based organic components, non-plastic polymers, and water.


Colombier Ecobarrier Flex packaging
Ecological flexible packaging for all food and beverages

About Colombier

We are Colombier. We are creators of recoverable solutions for paper board and packaging. With nearly 50 years of experience in the paper industry, we are now focusing on an environmentally friendly world with our newest technology: Colombier EcoBarrier™.

Tons of paper and board converted every year

Years of experience in the paper industry

Frequently Asked Questions

is the flexible packaging recyclable?

The material is fully repulpable as mono­-material and does not require an expensive and environmentally inferior separation process for the paper and plastic lining. Therefore, it is recyclable as regular paper packaging (PAP22).

Why is Colombier EcoBarrier™ the eco-friendly alternative?

The Colombier EcoBarrier™ contains inorganic pigments, bio-based organic components, non-plastic polymers, and water. This makes our product plastic-free and fully recyclable.

ARE Colombier’S Flexible packaging “bio”?

Our flexible packaging is not made from boiled base plastic or biodegradable plastic. Colombier EcoBarrier™ is a barrier made without using any plastic whatsoever and is therefore fully compliant with the EU’s SUP directive and fully recyclable as paperboard mono-material (PAP22). That’s why it is an exceptional environmentally friendly solution for flexible packaging.

Does colombier EcoBarrier™ require new production methods?

No, our flexible packaging material runs on your converting machines in the same way as standard coated paper or paperboard. Some parameters will require fine-tuning, however, to run optimally.

Read more about paper and board converting services

Is Colombier EcoBarrier™ really green?

Yes, our fiber-based packaging is fully recyclable, repulpable and compostable. Due to the plastic-free barrier, all products made from this product will comply with the EU’s SUP directive.


Certainly, there will be some differences. We can achieve excellent grease-, water-, and vapour-barrier properties with Colombier EcoBarrier™, but they will not necessarily always be as high as with plastic or aluminium. Therefore, it is important to understand the application and for us to work together to meet your specific needs and requirements. This often requires bespoke product development to suit your exact needs.

Can I receive a sample of the packaging?

We are happy to provide you with samples of our flexible packaging. Please request your sample using the contact form below.

We care about the future.

We are proud to be a leader in the circular economy.
And that is appreciated by others.

Next Gen Cup

Nextgen cup challenge

Colombier is one of the winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge:
a global innovation challenge to redesign the fiber to-go cup and create a widely recyclable or compostable cup.

reset retail


Colombier teamed up with world-class retailers to eliminate use of plastic in retail industry.

smit dorlas


The Dutch coffee company Smit&Dorlas starts stocking Colombier’s recyclable and compostable plastic-free coffee cups.

We are ready for a plastic-free world. Are you?

Colombier works with retail brands, wholesalers and companies that want the most environmentally friendly solution for recyclable flexible packaging.

Please contact us for more information about ecological packaging solutions or to request your flexible packaging sample.

For to-go cups with personalised branding, our minimum order is 500,000. With generic print, the minimum order is 200,000 cups.