Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches ParaFree™ Wax Alternative Papers, a new generation of eco-friendly food packaging papers, arming the quick service restaurant industry with a new fiber-based solution to meet the demanding sustainability needs of the food market.
As a global supplier of specialty paper products, Ahlstrom-Munksjö dedicates vast resources to continuously pursue sustainability initiatives. The launch of ParaFree™ Papers demonstrates Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s high level of commitment to creating eco-friendly products. ParaFree™ papers are paraffin wax free, reducing the dependency on petroleum-based ingredients. With the reduction of the wax, the basis weight of the end-use product is reduced, decreasing overall material use and having a positive environmental impact on the supply chain footprint. These products, primarily used in the food packaging and fast food industries, are built with recyclability and compostability in mind.
“Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s ParaFree™ Wax Alternative Papers provide significant performance and sustainability advantages,” commented Robyn Buss, Vice President Sales and Marketing, North America Specialty Solutions. “ParaFree™ Papers provide specially formulated solutions to our customers that make the end product easy on the environment and hardworking in their applications, enabling them to maintain high-level product performance while complying with emerging food safety regulations.”
The ParaFree™ Wax Alternative Papers offer excellent water repellency and resistance to many oils and condiments. In addition to being printable on both sides, its higher brightness and opacity opposed to traditional wax papers strengthens the visibility of the consumer’s brand image and message.
ParaFree™ Papers are available with bleached or Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s trulyNatural® fiber and are paraffin-free.