Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s FluoroFree® and ParaFree® products receive compostability certification


Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded its portfolio of biodegradable and renewable fiber-based solutions for food packaging papers, receiving compostability certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute®.

Continuing to be at the forefront of sustainable product offerings, Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s FluoroFree® and ParaFree® food packaging papers produced in North America are now BPI® certified, in addition to offering multiple sustainability attributes in a single product. 

These certifications facilitate the possibility for Ahlstrom-Munksjö customers, whether converters or brand owners, to achieve their own sustainability goals. By using a scientific process, BPI officially certifies compostable products that meet 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.

“We have a long, rich history of manufacturing grease-resistant papers that began in the 1930s,” said Jeff Murphy, Vice President of Ahlstrom Munksjö’s Food Packaging business. “Our expertise, skills, and unique manufacturing capabilities enable us to create impactful packaging solutions for our customers.”

“Being a market leader in food packaging papers, we continually strive to create value for our customers,” Murphy further explained. “Customers are looking for enhanced value through sustainability.  By achieving BPI compostability with our market-leading FluoroFree® technology, we can provide a truly sustainable, grease-resistant product.”

In addition, Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s ParaFree® Wax Alternative papers have achieved BPI Certifcation; papers manufactured without the addition of paraffin or other petroleum-based materials. ParaFree® products create a more sustainable alternative to this type of widely used quick service restaurant packaging. These products maintain a high-level of performance and are stronger on a pound-for-pound basis, allowing for improved yield and lower transportation costs and reducing its overall impact.

FluoroFree® and ParaFree® papers not only meet a wide variety of grease-resistant needs, but also offer a broad range of basis weights, an array of finishes, and great glueability and printability.  Staying committed to Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s sustainability goals, these innovative papers are produced with bleached, natural, blended and post-consumer waste recycled options that are FDA approved for direct-food contact.

For more information about Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s BPI certified products visit: https://bpiworld.org/

For more information on FluoroFree® and ParaFree® visit: https://www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com/products/technologies/

For more details, please contact:

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

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