Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Cristal™ Transparent Packaging papers receive How2Recycle® Label


Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Cristal™ transparent packaging papers have recently achieved BPI® compostability certification and Cristal™ heat sealable papers have additionally received a How2Recycle® label.

How2Recycle® communicates the recyclability of a package – a standardized program built to comply with legal guidance, such as the US Federal Trade Commission’s Green Guides – and reduces confusion by creating a clear, straightforward label that enables brands to convey to consumers how to dispose of a package. The system provides reliability, completeness, and transparency for recyclability claims.

The How2Recycle® website (www.how2recycle.info) provides additional information for consumers, from how to understand the label design, to information for other companies interested in using the label.

“We are proud that our Cristal™ products, both transparent papers and transparent heat seal packaging products, recently passed Western Michigan University’s testing protocol for recyclability,” said Zack Leimkuehler, Vice President of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Technical Solutions business. “Achieving BPI® compostability certification, in addition to adding the How2Recycle® label, offers our customers and the marketplace yet another fiber-based solution to reduce traditional non-renewable substrates in packaging engineering.”

Improvements in package recyclability in addition to BPI® compostability certification, enables Ahlstrom-Munksjö customers to achieve their own sustainability goals. By using a scientific processes, BPI® officially certifies compostable products that meet U.S. ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6868 standards for compostability. BPI® Certification proves that a material will compost in a commercial composting facility, leaving behind no toxic residue or microplastics.

Cristal™ products offer replacement solutions for window packaging, sachets, bags, and more when a brand owner or packaging designer wishes to have their products in full view. Additionally, Cristal™ products are 3rd party certification from Centre technique du papier certifying Cristal’s heat seal coating is recyclable to the European Union’s EN13430 standards.

Learn more about Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Cristal™ products: https://www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com/products/technologies/transparent-technology/

Discover how Cristal™ products support Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s from Plastic to Purpose campaign: https://www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com/campaigns/from-Plastic-to-Purpose/

Recycling Certificates | Pilot Plants | Western Michigan University (wmich.edu)

For more details, please contact:

Addie Teeters, Head of Marketing Communications & Public Affairs, Food Packaging & Technical Solutions Business Area, addie.teeters@ahlstrom-munksjo.com, +1 920 766 8304 or +1 920 202 4455

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 includes filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials, diagnostics and energy storage solutions, as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. Our annual net sales is about EUR 2.7 billion and we employ some 7,800 people. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com