Ahlstrom NatureMold is a new patent-pending, biodegradable molding material for food packaging for a range of food applications. It combines environmental certification, product differentiation, and performance all in one package.
Key benefits include heat resistance (up to 220°C/428°F), easy release, high wet strength, and the superior grease resistance thanks to the unique genuine vegetable parchment.
In addition, Ahlstrom's new molding material offers superior branding and differentiation properties with the possibility to watermark or dye Ahlstrom NatureMold with a range of hot food contact approved colors.
Ahlstrom NatureMold is produced from renewable resources with FSC- certified pulp. It is a sustainable alternative to molds and trays made from plastic or aluminum.
"The Ahlstrom NatureMold product line has great performance especially because of its grease resistance and easy release,” explains Omar Hoek, EVP, Food. “The coloring and watermark options allow significant brand differentiation. Its sustainability credentials are compelling as all the materials are from renewable sources as well as biodegradable."
Ahlstrom's Food business area is a global supplier of food packaging products with seven production sites in four countries.