Ecological Flexible packaging

Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology, creates plastic-free flexible packaging, as defined by European Union’s Single Use Plastic Directive.

No plastics, no biodegradable plastic, no bio-based plastic, no aluminum. The end product is 100% recyclable paperboard mono-material.


Z Paper coated with Colombier EcoBarrier™ for flexible packaging applications
Z No fluorochemicals or waxes
Z Designed to replace plastic and aluminum (layer) in food packaging, including Doypack and paper-based pouches and bags.

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plastic-free packaging

Made from 100% recyclable paper mono-material: Plastic-free flexible packaging,

100% recyclable as paperboard

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

FDA and BfR compliant

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

Ecofriendly biodegradable

Colombier EcoBarrier™ does not produce any microplastics when biodegrading.


Colombier EcoBarrier™ is compatible with current production systems and is similar to traditional food service materials.

our revolutionary colombier Ecobarrier™ technology

Traditionally, barrier properties have been achieved with a plastic lining. Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology uses the aqueous dispersion method to create a barrier between the paperboard and the liquid inside, without using plastics. With our innovative, environmentally friendly chemical process that applies heat, drying and application knowledge to create a water- and grease-resistant mono-material we are able to achieve a product that it is compliant with the EU’s new SUP directive and fully recyclable as paper waste (PAP21). Paper products made using Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology can be recycled up to 6 times into new paperboard products. Colombier EcoBarrier™ contains inorganic pigments, bio-based organic components, non-plastic polymers, and water. Colombier EcoBarrier™ is FDA and BfR compliant and can thus be used in various food service applications, such as flexible packaging, to-go cups, to-go food packaging, barrier bags and more.


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About Colombier

We are Colombier. We create 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 (PAP21). 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.

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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 flexible packaging.

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