HELSINKI — Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a Nordic packaging material supplier specializing in sustainable fiber-based solutions, on July 7 released its latest invention: PawPrint™ paper-based pet food packaging.

PawPrint includes a full range of flexible pet food package options incorporating packaging technologies to offer functionality and shelf appeal.

“The marketplace is constantly moving to more sustainable, recyclable and chemical-free options for packaging, including pet food packaging,” said Jeff Murphy, vice president of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Food Packaging business. “Our FluoroFree® technology, in addition to our other continuous innovations, are best positioned to help brand owners meet these goals.”

The company’s proprietary FluoroFree® technology allow its PawPrint packages to be grease-resistant and compostable. Its Alipack™ inner liners are also grease-resistant, and its Gervalux™ technology offers shelf appeal through crack-fold resistance, grease resistance and printability.

“Several layers go into making the optimum pet food package, and those layers can all be manufactured by Ahlstrom-Munksjö, providing customers with the exact type of package they desire based on grease-resistance, strength, and sustainability goals,” Murphy added.

PawPrint packaging solutions are available in pouches, block bottoms (SOS) and pinch bottoms. Packages in this line are made with the company’s trulyNatural® fibers in white or unbleached colors.

“Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been manufacturing papers for pet food and multiwall packaging for decades,” Murphy concluded. “Aligning with our ‘from Plastic to Purpose’ campaign and philosophy, we are best positioned to help brand owners make the move back to more sustainable, fiber-based packaging as opposed to non-renewable alternatives.”

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