Ahlstrom-Munksjö Specialty papers for Flexible Packaging and Labelling
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fibre-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to customers worldwide.
Our offerings include one of the widest range of baking papers and flexible packaging papers, for food and non-food applications, as well as technical papers for wet-glue and self-adhesive labelling.
The company offers customer-specific innovative design and functionality in areas ranging from decor paper, filter media, release liners, abrasive backings, nonwovens, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, food packaging and labeling, tape, medical fibre materials, and solutions for diagnostics.
Extensive range of papers for the flexible packaging industry
For the flexible packaging industry, Ahlstrom-Munksjö offers a range of high-performance specialty papers for food and non-food applications. They are mainly used to pack, wrap and protect. Main applications include petfood, confectionary, baking, beverage, dairy, medical and pharmaceutical products.
With nearly 100 paper products, the range delivers a variety of properties and functionalities for the most demanding requirements, including grease barrier, mineral oil barrier, wet strength, release, lamination, extrusion, waxing, metallizing, twisting, folding and many others.
Ranging from 26g/m² to 200g/m², Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s offering for flexible packaging offering includes one-side coated, calendered and supercalendered, as well as untreated and treated papers.
Label papers for metallising and facestock
For the labelling industry, Ahlstrom-Munksjö offers specialty label papers to help premium brands stand-out on shelves. The product range meets the needs of both the wet-glue and self-adhesive labelling markets.
Main markets served are metallised labels for beers, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and mineral waters, as well as niche facestock with demanding requirements such as vegetable oil, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, wine and spirits, stamps and other specialised labels.
One-side coated or calendered, the range delivers a variety of properties for premium brand recognition, including high levels of gloss, whiteness, grease-resistance, opacity and printing results.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö also provides a range of coated and supercalendered release papers, which focus on silicone coatings for pressure-sensitive adhesive labelling.
Labelling and packaging for sustainable brands
Converters or designers aim to produce more sustainable packaging, high-level functionalities, and ensure maximum consumer safety, without compromising on shelf appeal, as the target remains to create unique consumer experience and a strong brand identity.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö delivers innovations that support customers’ and end-users’ sustainable brand values. By working with partners at every stage of the value chain, the company has developed an extensive range of leading papers, ensuring that customers stay one-step ahead of ever-changing market needs.
From using responsibly sourced materials to developing safe and reliable manufacturing processes, the company puts sustainability into every one of its products. Ahlstrom-Munksjö is also committed to ensuring that its operations are conducted and developed sustainably through its operations to contribute to the development of a sustainable society.
One-side coated and calendered specialty papers
Ahlstrom-Munksjö flexible packaging and labels papers are produced at the Rottersac and Stenay mills in France. These sites are certified with FSC, PEFC chain-of-custody, ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14001:2004 and ISO OHSAS 18001.
The Rottersac Mill site has ISO 22000 Food Safety certification while Stenay started the HACCP process. For food contact, both mills comply with local French regulations, with (EC) 1935/2004 standards and German BfR and FDA regulations. Stenay and Rottersac mills belong to Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Graphics and Packaging business unit. Stenay is specialised in the manufacturing of one-side coated papers. Rottersac is dedicated to the production of calendered, supercalendered, treated and untreated grades.
The brands available are Adercote™, Aderpack™, Alipack™, Coral™, Coralpack™, Cristal™, Cristal Evolution™, Cristalline™, Gerbier™, Gerlux™, Gersan™, Gerstar™, Gervalux™, Go Print™, Metalkote Expert™, Metalkote Classic™, Rocal™, Rocalonde™ and Steralia™.
Fibre refining and surface treatments for packaging materials
With expertise in wood pulp, fibre refining, wet-end chemistry and surface treatments, Ahlstrom-Munksjö innovates and advances the capabilities of what fibre-based materials can do. For the packaging and labelling industry, the company has developed a wide range of products with the properties and converting aptitudes that customers demand.
To provide added value to customers globally, research and development is critical to success in a speciality paper company. Ahlstrom-Munksjö has two Research Centers in France, providing world-class scientific services and priceless support to customers in the implementation of joint development projects.
In addition, development teams of engineers and technicians dedicated to customers and products are based at manufacturing mills.
In April 2017, Munksjö and Ahlstrom merged to create Ahlstrom-Munksjö , a global supplier of sustainable and innovative fibre-based solutions.
The company offers a global presence, an extended range of customer-focused solutions and enhanced industry experience.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö serves customers worldwide with its 6,200 employees, a dedicated sales and service organisation, as well as 41 production and converting facilities across 14 countries.
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Munksjö Announces Health and Safety OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification Granted for its Stenay Mill in France
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