Ahlstrom-Munksjö develops highly functional and sustainable wax alternative papers

AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ OYJ, PRESS RELEASE, July 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EEST

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches ParaFree™ Wax Alternative Papers, a new generation of eco-friendly food packaging papers, arming the quick service restaurant industry with a new fiber-based solution to meet the demanding sustainability needs of the food market.

As a global supplier of specialty paper products, Ahlstrom-Munksjö dedicates vast resources to continuously pursue sustainability initiatives. The launch of ParaFree™ Papers demonstrates Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s high level of commitment to creating eco-friendly products. ParaFree™ papers are paraffin wax free, reducing the dependency on petroleum-based ingredients. With the reduction of the wax, the basis weight of the end-use product is reduced, decreasing overall material use and having a positive environmental impact on the supply chain footprint. These products, primarily used in the food packaging and fast food industries, are built with recyclability and compostability in mind.

“Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s ParaFree™ Wax Alternative Papers provide significant performance and sustainability advantages,” commented Robyn Buss, Vice President Sales and Marketing, North America Specialty Solutions. “ParaFree™ Papers provide specially formulated solutions to our customers that make the end product easy on the environment and hardworking in their applications, enabling them to maintain high-level product performance while complying with emerging food safety regulations.”

The ParaFree™ Wax Alternative Papers offer excellent water repellency and resistance to many oils and condiments. In addition to being printable on both sides, its higher brightness and opacity opposed to traditional wax papers strengthens the visibility of the consumer’s brand image and message.

ParaFree™ Papers are available with bleached or Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s trulyNatural® fiber and are paraffin-free. Find out more by Visiting HERE.


For more details, please contact:

Addie Teeters, Communications and Marketing Manager,
Ahlstrom-Munksjö North America Specialty Solutions
Tel. +1 920 766 8304

Mobile: +1 920 202 445 5114
Email: addie.teeters@ahlstrom-munksjo.com    


Ahlstrom-Munksjö in brief

Ahlstrom-Munksjö 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 includes 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. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com

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