Feb. 24, 2021 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö announced that its CelluStraw™, a biodegradable and renewable fiber-based paper straw solution, has received compostability certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute®.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö explained that BPI officially certifies compostable products that meet ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6868 standards for compostability and certifies that a material will compost in a composting facility, leaving behind no toxic residue or microplastics.
According to Ahlstrom-Munksjö, its CelluStraw offering consists of specialty papers developed for the inner and outer plies of paper straws. CelluStraw runs well on high-speed converting machines, and its wet-strength and mechanical resistance deliver excellent product integrity.
In addition, CelluStraw is made of responsibly sourced natural fibers and also comes with Chain of Custody Forest Certification under the FSC, SFI, and PEFC certification schemes. It also carries BRC Food Safety Certification and meets BfR and FDA 176.170 food safety requirements for cold drink uses and is recyclable according to EN 13430 requirements and conditions.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials. Products include: filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. To learn more, visit: www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com.
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