Fiber-based solutions offer more sustainable packaging options, including lower packaging weight creating less waste, package integrity and safety while building distinctive branding through packaging and offering diverse levels of protection. In addition, fiber-based packaging can reduce the overall impact on the environment, offering positive recyclability, repulpability, and at times compostable end-of-life scenarios. PurposeFil™ packaging products help meet multiple sustainability goals.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö uses fiber from responsible and legal sources, and all PurposeFil™ products qualify for Chain of Custody Forestry Credits and Certification. The ultimate goal of PurposeFil™ packaging papers is to offer alternative packaging options to non-renewable substrates.
“PurposeFil™ products are utilized in a wide variety of e-commerce packaging and retail packaging, in both primary and secondary packaging functions,” explained Zack Leimkuehler, Vice President of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Technical Solutions business. “There is so much diversity in the e-commerce and retail space, and we have the technical expertise and manufacturing flexibility to work with our customers to meet their unique performance requirements for their specific packaging structures.”
PurposeFil™ offers solutions to enable ease of converting and printability, in addition to alternatives to traditional film and non-renewable packaging.
“PurposeFil™ products can be designed with a variety of functionality imparted into the papers,” Leimkuehler further explained. “Certain ‘resistance’ features including water, scuff, and even thermal insulation can all be built into the design as well as unique properties such as transparency and colors – among many others. We can even provide specialty papers with a heat seal coating. We have the flexibility to design per our customers’ functional needs without over-engineering.”