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Ahlstrom-Munksjö develops wax alternative paper for packaging

July 17, 2019 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched a new wax alternative paper for food packaging. 

July 17, 2019  By P&PC Staff

ParaFree Wax Alternative Papers are an eco-friendly, fiber-based solution that are paraffin wax free, which the company says reduces 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. These products, primarily used in the food packaging and fast food industries, are built with recyclability and compostability in mind.

The ParaFree Wax Alternative Papers are water repellant and resistant to many oils and condiments. In addition to being printable on both sides, the paper’s higher brightness and opacity compared 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 fibre.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s offering includes fibre solutions such as filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fibre materials, medical fibre materials and solutions for diagnostics, as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses.

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