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.
Brand owners, designers and converters must address several challenges simultaneously when developing flexible packaging for food and non-food applications. Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s team is highly committed to helping brands safeguard the environment and drive innovation towards efficient and more sustainable fibre-based packaging design.
Ahlstrom-Munksjo’ sustainable solutions include one of the widest range of baking papers and flexible packaging papers for food and non-food applications, as well as speciality papers for labelling and industrial applications.
Once converted, their sustainable flexible packaging materials help to cook, pack, wrap and protect food and non-food consumer goods; while their quality label papers open creative opportunities for bottle labelling.
Advanced paper solutions for baking and packaging
Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s team of experts develops sustainable papers designed for everyday life flexible packaging solutions. Main applications include pet food, confectionery, baking, beverage, dairy, medical and pharmaceutical packaging products. Ahlstrom-Munksjo papers can be used as greaseproof baking paper or converted into flexible packaging such as bags, sachets, pouches, or wrappers.
With nearly 200 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, printing and many others.
Ranging from 26g/m² to 200g/m², Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s offering for flexible packaging offering includes genuine vegetable parchment, one-side coated papers, calendered and supercalendered papers, as well as untreated and treated papers.
Speciality label papers for metallising and premium applications
For the labelling industry, Ahlstrom-Munksjö offers speciality label papers to help premium brands stand-out on shelves.
Metallised labels with an outstanding shine help brands to develop distinctive premium positioning. Whether used for returnable or one-way beer bottles, Ahlstrom-Munksjö base paper for metallizing guarantees maximum efficiency and reliability from metallizing to labelling – and cleaning if needed. Main markets served are metallised labels for beers, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and mineral waters, mainly used for wet-glue labelling.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has also designed speciality label papers for niche applications to meet demanding requirements for vegetable oil, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other specialised labels. One-side coated or calendered, Ahlstrom-Munksjö paper range for niche self-adhesive labels 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 release papers, which focus on silicone coatings for pressure-sensitive adhesive labelling.
Sustainable packaging materials for a greener future
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 a 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 its customers stay 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 speciality papers
Ahlstrom-Munksjö baking, flexible packaging and label papers are produced at the Bousbecque, Rottersac, Saint-Severin and Stenay, plants in France. These sites are certified with FSC, PEFC chain-of-custody, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO OHSAS 18001. The Rottersac Mill site has the ISO 22000 Food Safety certification while Stenay started the HACCP process.
The brands available are Adercote, Aderpack, Alipack, Coral, Coralpack, Cristal, Cristal Evolution, Cristalline, Gerbier, Gerlux, Gersan, Gerstar, Gervalux, Grillon, Metalkote, Rocal, Rocalonde, Sulpack, Steralia and Unibake.
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 plants.
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.
Their offerings include decor paper, filter media, release liners, abrasive backings, non-wovens, electrotechnical paper, glass fibre materials, food packaging and labelling, tape, medical fibre materials and solutions for diagnostics.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö serves customers worldwide with its 6,000 employees, a dedicated sales and service organisation, as well as 41 production and converting facilities across 14 countries.
Combined annual net sales are approximately €2.2bn. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm.
Products and Services
Gerbier HDS Range – 35g/m² Paper for Lighter, Flexible Packaging
Compared with a standard Gerbier HDS 40g/m², this new 35g/m² grade provides a 12.5% weight reduction enabling a lower environment footprint impact, while maintaining high-performance during lamination, printing and converting.
Biodegradable Food Trays and Baking Moulds
Fibre-based solutions provide a fresh approach to developing greener alternatives to non-renewable materials.
Lighter Paper Grades to Increase Yields and Reduce Environmental Footprints
Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s eco-friendly baking solutions range from the 35gsm, two-sided, siliconed lightweight Aderpack to the Genuine Vegetable Parchment or NatureMold baking moulds.
One-Side Coated Paper with Mineral Oil Barrier
To protect food from potential contamination by mineral oils, Ahlstrom-Munksjö developed Gerstar Mo, a one-side coated paper with an excellent mineral oil barrier.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has renewed its EcoVadis Gold rating level for the company’s sustainability management and performance for the third consecutive year.Read more
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched CelluStraw, a fibre-based solution for drinking paper straws, enabling the food industry to provide consumers an alternative to single-use plastic straws.Read more
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has achieved ISO 50001: 2011 certification for its Rottersac and Stenay sites in France.Read more
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a global leader in sustainable and innovative fibre-based solutions, announces price increases on all Genuine Vegetable Parchment products produced by the Specialties business area, allowing the Foodpack business unit to absorb the increasing cost of sales for this product group.Read more
As of 1 April 2017, Munksjö Oyj and Ahlstrom Corporation have merged, forming a global leader in sustainable and innovative fibre-based solutions. The name of the combined company has changed to Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj (Ahlstrom-Munksjö).Read more
Munksjö, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced specialty papers announces that its Rottersac production site in France has been awarded ISO 22000: 2005 certification by SGS for its Food Safety Management System.Read more
Munksjö, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced specialty papers, announces the launch of Steralia™, a technical paper for the manufacturing of medical pouches used for the sterilisation of medical devices.Read more
Munksjö has launched Gerstar™ Mo, a specialty paper developed for packaging applications to protect food from potential contamination by mineral oils.Read more
Munksjö and Ahlstrom Merge to Create Global Leader in Sustainable and Innovative Fibre-Based Solutions
The boards of directors of Munksjö Oyj and Ahlstrom Corporation have announced the combination of the two companies through a merger.Read more
Munksjö has extended its Aderpack™ range with a 35g/m² low basis weight paper for cooking and baking applications.Read more
Munksjö has opened its new 9,200m² storage centre at its specialty paper mill in Rottersac, France, to further improve its customer service.Read more
Munksjö Announces Health and Safety OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification Granted for its Stenay Mill in France
Munksjö has announced that its Stenay mill in France has been awarded OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for its Occupational Health and Safety Management System by SGS accreditation body.Read more
Munksjö has made an investment to improve its customer service further through a new storage centre at its specialty paper mill in Rottersac, France.Read more
At the forthcoming LabelExpo Europe, Munksjö is to showcase new additions to its range of release papers for silicone coating, as well as a new range of specialty face-stock label papers.Read more