Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues focus on sustainable food packaging papers with Delicitera®

Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues focus on sustainable food packaging papers with Delicitera®
Continuing to be at the forefront of sustainable product offerings, Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Food Packaging Solutions Business Unit is a leading producer of innovative food packaging solutions. With its recent launch of Delicitera® Confectionary Papers and broad line of support technologies, these papers have the ability to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals.
“Our Delicitera® papers have a broad array of attributes that make our products not just unique, but incredibly innovative for the confectionary market,” said Dean Dalebroux, Market Manager for the Food Packaging Solutions Business Unit of Ahlstrom-Munksjö. “In addition to characteristics such as smoothness for uniform lamination, slip for ease of processing, excellent printability, these products also feature exceptional release properties as well as transparency for excellent visibility of the confectionary product.”

Enhanced sustainable solutions 

As part of the Delicitera® family of product brands, several support technologies are offered including:
  • Cristal™ Transparent Papers
  • Rocolande™ Twisting Papers
  • Gerstar™ Papers for glossy packaging applications
“Brand owners and consumers are continuing to look for the additional steps they can take towards providing enhanced sustainable solutions,” Dalebroux explained. “Our Cristal™ transparent papers can replace films used in window applications for bags and other food containers, and confectionary wraps have the ability to replace traditional plastic films. It is important for consumers to consider these alternatives when they see their favorite candies wrapped in a different, more eco-friendly material.”
As the industry leader in offering sustainable solutions for our customers, Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s team is constantly innovating its sustainable product offerings to meet the needs of a growing and demanding market, including its exclusive line of Grease-Gard® FluoroFree® papers.
“When there is a preference to have grease-proof products without the use of fluorochemicals, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has the unique capability of manufacturing them,” said Dalebroux. “Increasingly, consumers are looking for a fluorochemical-free option, and they still need the product to meet FDA and BfR requirements for food contact and be cost-effective and eco-friendly. We are uniquely situated to provide that option, as we have been manufacturing grease-resistant papers since the 1930s, well before the creation of fluorochemistry.”
“Delicitera® confectionary papers are offered free of fluorochemicals, yet still provide the grease resistance needed for many types of sweets and snacks,” said Corey Bishop, Product Development Manager. “The products are designed specifically for the end-use, including heat retention properties and excellent oil and water holdout. Yet they still feature additional sustainability features being recyclable and repulpable for less of an impact at end of life as compared to plastic or film.”
“We have the ability to customize our products and provide brand owners and consumers with multiple sustainability features in one product, from using 100% natural virgin fiber with our trulyNatural™ papers, offering compostability certification, chain of custody forest certification, and additional innovative solutions,” Bishop further explained.


For more information about Delicitera® and other sustainable food packaging solutions, please contact Michelle Weyers – michelle.weyers@ahlstrom-munksjo.com.