Ahlstrom-Munksjö CelluStraw™ is a fiber-based solution made of renewable materials, specially designed to address emerging initiatives to phase out single-use plastic straws. Paper-based materials will enable key players of the food industry, such as fast-food chains, to demonstrate their high level of commitment to better protection of the environment, while continuing to offer a convenient drinking experience to consumers.
CelluStraw™ offering consists of specialty paper grades respectively developed for the inner and outer plies of paper straws.
Renewable, biodegradable and safe for direct food contact, Cellustraw™ is a fiber-based solution for paper straws offering a sustainable alternative to non-renewable materials. CelluStraw™ is made of virgin fibers sourced from responsibly managed forests.
CelluStraw™ runs particularly well on high-speed converting machines. Its high wet-strength and mechanical resistance delivers good product integrity, ensuring paper straws remain in excellent condition once converted and will withstand in liquids for a sufficient time.
The range encompasses Cellustraw™ for straight straws and now also includes CelluStraw™U for U-shaped straws.
The expanded offering provides the converting industry with an outstanding degree of folding flexibility for the technically challenging U-shaped design for aseptic beverage cartons packing machines.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö contributes to a better everyday life by providing solutions that make the end product more sustainable, utilizing renewable materials that are alternatives to non-renewables; an important driver in several markets. The launch of CelluStraw™ is a good example of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s capabilities in sustainable fiber-based solutions.
For the paper straw market, we operate a global technology platform with sites located in Europe and the United States.