Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s new PurposeFil™ Packaging Papers offer sustainable packaging solutions, with emphasis on e-Commerce industry


Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s PurposeFil™ Packaging papers help packaging engineers and brand owners achieve multiple sustainability goals.

Fiber-based solutions offer more sustainable packaging options, including lower packaging weight creating less waste, package integrity and safety while building distinctive branding through packaging and offering diverse levels of protection. In addition, fiber-based packaging can reduce the overall impact on the environment, offering positive recyclability, repulpability, and at times compostable end-of-life scenarios. PurposeFil™ packaging products help meet multiple sustainability goals.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö uses fiber from responsible and legal sources, and all PurposeFil™ products qualify for Chain of Custody Forestry Credits and Certification. The ultimate goal of PurposeFil™ packaging papers is to offer alternative packaging options to non-renewable substrates.

“PurposeFil™ products are utilized in a wide variety of e-commerce packaging and retail packaging, in both primary and secondary packaging functions,” explained Zack Leimkuehler, Vice President of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Technical Solutions business. “There is so much diversity in the e-commerce and retail space, and we have the technical expertise and manufacturing flexibility to work with our customers to meet their unique performance requirements for their specific packaging structures.”

PurposeFil™ offers solutions to enable ease of converting and printability, in addition to alternatives to traditional film and non-renewable packaging.

“PurposeFil™ products can be designed with a variety of functionality imparted into the papers,” Leimkuehler further explained. “Certain ‘resistance’ features including water, scuff, and even thermal insulation can all be built into the design as well as unique properties such as transparency and colors – among many others. We can even provide specialty papers with a heat seal coating. We have the flexibility to design per our customers’ functional needs without over-engineering.”

For more information on PurposeFil™ sustainable packaging papers and the full breadth of solutions, visit: https://www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com/products/specialty-papers/ecommerce_retail/

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 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