AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ OYJ PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 24, 2019 at 9:00 EEST
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a global leader in innovative fiber-based solutions, launches its enhancements in the Grease-Gard® family of brands, including its expanded global offering of Grease-Gard® FluoroFree® technology. Grease-Gard® FluoroFree® delivers outstanding grease-resistance for common fast-food packaging, food wraps, clamshells, and microwave popcorn bags, without the use of fluorochemicals, commonly referred to as PFAS.
“Due to our continuously improving innovation in the area of PFAS-free food packaging, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has the unique capability of manufacturing our FluoroFree® papers at several plants across the globe, including the United States and Europe,” said Robyn Buss, Executive Vice President for Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s North America Specialty Solutions Business Area. “Increasingly, consumers and brand owners are looking for a PFAS-free option, and yet they still need the product to meet food safety requirements, be cost-effective, and eco-friendly. We are uniquely situated to provide that option.”
The FluoroFree® technology has also been successfully commercialized in microwave popcorn applications, the most difficult grease-resistance to achieve. One of the first to launch this product was Coop Denmark.
“In 2015 Coop made the decision to remove PFAS-treated microwave popcorn bags from the store shelves, and we at first were not certain a solution could be found,” said Malene Teller Blume, Quality and Social Compliance Manager with Coop Denmark. “However we found Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s FluoroFree® papers, and within five months our microwave popcorn products were available once again and this product is still being used successfully today.”
Grease-Gard® FluoroFree® papers not only meet grease-resistant needs, but also offer a broad range of basis weights, excellent glueability and printability, and can be uncalendered or calendered and bleached or available in trulyNatural®. As a leading manufacturer of grease-resistant papers and one of the first to engineer fluorochemical-free papers, Grease-Gard FluoroFree® technologies flex to hit every performance specification.
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For more details, please contact:
For Europe: Raphaël Bardet, Head of Business Line, Food, Specialties Business Area, Tel. +33 (0)6 08 23 51 82 email@example.com
For US: Addie Teeters, Marketing Communication & Media Relations Manager, North America Specialty Solutions, Tel. +1 920 766 8304 addie.teeters@ahlstrom-munksjö.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 everyday 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. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com