Markets and business areas

Approximately 90% of our fibers come from renewable sources.

The combination of Ahlstrom and Munksjö has created a global leader in sustainable and innovative fiber-based solutions with combined pro forma net sales of approximately EUR 2.2 billion, around 6,200 employees, and 41 production and converting facilities in 14 countries. The company has leading global positions in areas, such as filtration, decor papers, release liners, and compostable food and beverage packaging.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has four business areas


  • Decor papers
  • Print base papers

Filtration & Performance

  • Engine and industrial filtration
  • Air filtration
  • Wallcover, glassfiber and nonwoven materials

Industrial Solutions

  • Abrasive backings
  • Release liners
  • Electrotechnical insulation
  • Specialty pulp
  • Thin and fine art papers


  • Food and beverage packaging
  • Laboratory filtration and life science diagnostics
  • Water purification
  • Graphic and flexible packaging papers
  • Tape materials
  • Medical fabrics

We create value with our unique expertise in combining both natural and synthetic raw materials, with chemistry, into innovative products. About 90% of our fibers come from renewable sources. Sustainability is at the heart of our operations and our products are designed to minimize their environmental impact over the whole life cycle. We offer more with less.

The needs of our customers are affected by end-user behavior. This challenges us to constantly develop and improve our fiber-based material solutions. The global trends faced by our customers, such as resource scarcity, demographics and population growth, and resource efficiency, steer our product offering and provide us with a wealth of opportunities.

The market for many of our products generally grows faster than the global economy, driven by the substitution of products that have traditionally been made from plastics, textiles or aluminum.

Updated: April 2017

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