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Approximately 90% of our fibers come from renewable sources.

Ahlstrom-Munksj√∂ is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable every day life. Our offering include filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. Our annual net sales is about EUR 3 billion and we employ some 8,000 people.   

One companny - many businesses  

 Sales figures relate to pro forma Januaruy-September 2018

Global trends drive long-term demand

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

Global trends that steer our product offering and provide us with a wealth of opportunities include:

  • Demographics
  • Globalization
  • Sustainable society
  • Digitalization

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. 

Updated: December 2019

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