Sept. 28, 2023 - Ahlstrom announced that several of its food packaging base papers, which utilize Ahlstrom's proprietary FluoroFree® technology, have passed Western Michigan Recyclability Certification.
"We are proud that our food packaging products passed Western Michigan University's testing protocol for recyclability," said Travis Dahlke, Vice President, Food Packaging Americas. "Achieving this certification offers our customers and the marketplace yet another fiber-based solution to reduce traditional non-renewable materials in packaging engineering and creates a positive end-of-life scenario that consumers are demanding."
The range of FluoroFree products that have achieved recyclability certification are produced in Ahlstrom's North American operations and are used in such applications as quick service restaurant packaging, pet food packaging, microwave popcorn, and confectionary, while also providing solutions for non-food packaging applications.
"Recyclable and compostable packaging plays a crucial role in addressing environmental concerns, reducing waste, and promoting sustainable practices," Dahlke said. "By offering the marketplace options for sustainable packaging, the packaging value chain can play a key role in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, helping to conserve natural resources and reduce environmental pollution."
The Western Michigan University Recyclability Certification tests take place at WMU's Pilot Plants, which are committed to recycling process innovation, testing, and certification. To learn more visit wmich.edu/pilotplants/recycling/certificates
Ahlstrom is a global leader in combining fibers into sustainable specialty materials. The company serves five end markets, which form the basis for its five divisions: Filtration, Food & Consumer Packaging, Healthcare, Building Materials, and Technical Materials.
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