Crepe & Extensible Technology

Crepe & Extensible Technology

Two options to bring the desired finish and amount of stretch to your application
Specialty crepe products for stretch, toughness and conformability
Extensible papers : stretch is built into the structure of the paper itself
Available in Bleached, trulyNatural®, and a variety of colors
Crepe & Extensible Technology
Ahlstrom’s EnduraFlex™ technology stretches your crepe and extensible needs beyond flexibility.


Specialty Crepe Products

Creping is a means of mechanically compacting paper in the machine direction to add stretch. The amount of creping impacts the smoothness, porosity, and the hand or drape of the paper. Creping also has a significant affect on softness and absorbency attributes. Creping is used primarily in applications that require stretch, toughness and conformability.

  • Basis Weight Range | 18# - 120# per 3000ft2 (29 gsm - 195 gsm)
  • Wide range of % stretch/elongation available
  • Various crepe patterns and color matching available
  • Wet strength options available


Extensible Papers XKL®

Extensible papers are manufactured with Ahlstrom’s proprietary stretching process. Stretch is built into the structure of the paper itself without changing the surface , offering maximum strength properties, capable of withstanding great impact without bursting. 

  • Basis Weight Range | 28# - 80# per 3000ft2 (46 gsm - 130 gsm)
  • Stretch ranging from 6-8% (10-12% for heavyweight applications)
  • Wet strength options available



Specialty Crepe

  • eCommerce packaging
  • Wipes/towelettes
  • Sewing tape
  • Decorative packaging
  • Scrapbooking
  • Seed germinating
  • Bulk seed bags

Extensible XKL®

  • eCommerce packaging
  • Construction materials
  • Tape base
  • Interleave
  • Bags
  • Food pouch
  • Other food packaging



  • trulyNatural®: Find out more about the trulyNatural® technology here.
  • Bleached
  • Colors
  • Blend
  • Pre or Post Consumer Recycled


Paper Finish

  • Crepe
  • Extensible XKL®


Ahlstrom uses fiber from responsible and legal sources and all products qualify for Chain of Custody Forestry Credits and Certification.