Ahlstrom-Munksjo launches PurposeSeal, a heat-sealed paper designed to be sustainable alternative to traditional film-based packaging, including for flexible packaging, insulated packaging, pouches, more; heat seal coating has been certified recyclable

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May 19, 2022 (press release) –

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has pledged to create sustainable, fiber-based solutions. PurposeSeal™ is pushing the boundaries of fiber-based end-use applications.  

PurposeSeal™ is a heat-sealed paper carefully constructed to ensure quality and protection for end-use packaging solutions. It boasts additional sustainability benefits when applied to Cristal™ Transparent Packaging Papers or trulyNatural™ unbleached papers.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö recently received recyclability certification for the Cristal™ transparent paper product family, including PurposeSeal™ technology. These products have passed the SBS Equivalency (WMU SBS-E) testing protocol certifying these innovative papers recyclable from Western Michigan University. Additionally, Cristal™ and PurposeSeal™ have obtained 3rd party certification from Centre technique du papier, certifying Cristal™ heal seal coating is recyclable to the European Union’s EN13430 standards.

“PurposeSeal™ is changing the way our customers can create sustainable packaging solutions,” said Zack Leimkuehler, Vice President of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Technical Solutions business. “Excess waste and chemicals are removed from the converting process, as the strong seal is achieved using only heat.” 

“PurposeSeal™ is completely customizable,” said Dana DeCoster, Marketing Manager of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Technical Solutions business. “It can be combined with other technologies such as color, transparency, water resistance, and high stretch, along with other attributes to fit any requests your customers may come to you with.”

While consumers continue to demand products with a positive end-of-life story, PurposeSeal™ can be a sustainable alternative to traditional film-based packaging. PurposeSeal™ is versatile enough to work in a variety of applications including, but not limited to, flexible packaging, insulated packaging, pouches and garment bags/wraps.

For more information on PurposeSeal™ technology and its applications, visit: Ahlstrom-Munksjö - PurposeSeal™ Heat Seal Technology (ahlstrom-munksjo.com)

For more information on our ‘From Plastic to Purpose’ campaign, visit: Ahlstrom-Munksjö - ƒrom Plastic to Purpose (ahlstrom-munksjo.com)

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 3.1 billion and we employ some 8,000 people. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com

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