Exploring new applications for cellulose-based renewable raw material in Louveira, Brazil
Last year, Ahlstrom-Munksjö's plant in Louveira initiated a R&D project to introduce powder lignin into the formation. As the team started to look into lignin in a more detail to understand if and how they could use it, they quickly realized that they had something quite interesting on their hands.
Expanding production capacity and capability in sustainable tea, coffee and casing materials to support growing customer demand
Today’s environmentally aware consumers are increasingly looking for fully biodegradable and compostable alternatives for their single-serve tea bags and coffee capsules, pods and bags often made from aluminium or plastic.
The journey of developing a disruptive innovation into a commercial success in the Printed Circuit Board and Copper Clad Laminates industries
Sustainable practices are becoming crucial for future resource utilization and waste reduction in the Copper Clad Laminates (CCL) and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) industries.
Innovative water-purifying solution using Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Disruptor® technology to help solve the problem of drinking water shortage
In 2019 Ahlstrom-Munksjö asked its employees to suggest projects or organizations that the company could support. One of the eight selected was Nanomaji, a startup that was born after a successful research collaboration between Aalto University and Ahlstrom-Munksjö in 2015. The company is owned by Jymy Parhiala, Emma-Sofie Kukkonen and Sanna Puhakainen.
Employee wellbeing drives employee engagement and business success
Workplace safety is generally well understood. Also, employees understand the consequences of poor workplace safety. It can cause serious accidents and even loss of lives. Workplace wellbeing on the other hand might be more difficult to comprehend.
As of July 1, 2020, Denmark bans the use of PFAS in food contact paper and board packaging.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a global leader in innovative fiber-based solutions, offers a global full spectrum of grease resistant products using its FluoroFree® technology. FluoroFree® delivers outstanding grease-resistance for common fast-food packaging, food wraps, clamshells, butter wrap, pet food packaging and microwave popcorn bags, without the use of fluorochemicals, commonly referred to as PFAS.
Auditing abaca supply chains
Demanding specialty paper applications such as tea bags, coffee pods, fibrous meat casing reinforcements, and even N95 face masks require a lot from the fibers that are used to make them; extreme strength with no added chemicals. Abaca fibers can uniquely provide that since they are one of the longest and strongest natural fibers in the world.