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Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Cristal transparent packaging papers receive How2Recycle label

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Cristal transparent packaging papers have recently achieved BPI compostability certification and Cristal heat sealable papers have additionally received a How2Recycle label.


How2Recycle communicates the recyclability of a package – a standardised programme built to comply with legal guidance – and reduces confusion by creating a clear, straightforward label that enables brands to convey to consumers how to dispose of a package. The system provides reliability, completeness, and transparency for recyclability claims.



‘We are proud that our Cristal products, both transparent papers and transparent heat seal packaging products, recently passed Western Michigan University’s testing protocol for recyclability,’ said Zack Leimkuehler, vice president of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s technical solutions business. ‘Achieving BPI compostability certification, in addition to adding the How2Recycle label, offers our customers and the marketplace yet another fibre based solution to reduce traditional non renewable substrates in packaging engineering.’


Improvements in package recyclability in addition to BPI compostability certification, enables Ahlstrom-Munksjö customers to achieve their own sustainability goals. By using a scientific processes, BPI officially certifies compostable products and proves that a material will compost in a commercial composting facility, leaving behind no toxic residue or microplastics.


Cristal products offer replacement solutions for window packaging, sachets, bags, and more when a brand owner or packaging designer wishes to have their products in full view. Additionally, Cristal products are third party certification from Centre technique du papier certifying Cristal’s heat seal coating is recyclable to the European Union’s EN13430 standards.


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