14/09/2022 – Sustainability / Baking / Paper / Nordic / Greaseproof / Compost
Baking papers from Nordic Paper are now compost certified
Leading the world in the manufacture of natural greaseproof paper without the addition of fluorocarbons (so-called PFAs), Nordic Paper has just obtained yet another confirmation of its environmental performance of its products: The company’s baking papers now are compost-certified.
Nordic Paper manufactures approximately 10 different grades of baking paper for different end use areas within both the food service industry and for home baking. The certification process has taken three years and has been achieved in co-operation with the testing institute TÜV.
The papers have been tested and approved for compostability, both in industrial compost and in home compost. This means that the papers are biodegradable and do not contain any harmful substances.
The papers degrade in the compost and turn into soil, with the entire process taking just a couple of weeks, according to Henrik Kjellgren, Product Manager, Nordic Paper Natural Greaseproof.
Produced in Sweden, Norway and Canada, the baking papers from Nordic Paper are used globally in the food service industry – such as in restaurants and bakeries – but are also sold in supermarkets for home baking.
“Great sustainability credentials”
“To have this certificate means a lot to us as a company,” remarked Mr Kjellgren. “Our papers are made from renewable raw materials sourced from sustainable forestry; they are recyclable and biodegradable and as such have great sustainability credentials. With the compostability certification and all the tests that have been made, we confirm the sustainability performance and the quality of our products,” he added.
For many years Nordic Paper has collaborated with the National Swedish bakery team and the Association for Swedish Bakers and Confectioners who test the paper products and provide valuable insights. The fact that the papers are now certified for compost is much appreciated by such groups.
“The Swedish bakeries continuously work to operate in an even more eco-friendly and sustainable manner. The fact that Nordic Papers PFAS-free baking papers also are certified for compost use is something that we appreciate a lot,” confirmed Martin Lundell, CEO of the Association of Swedish bakers and confectioners. “Now our customers can enjoy the cinnamon buns that are baked on the paper even more,” he added.
A leading speciality paper producer with its base in Scandinavia, Nordic Paper has been manufacturing top-quality kraft papers and natural greaseproof papers since the 19th century. From its five paper mills (four in Scandinavia and one in Canada), the company supplies customers in about 80 countries. Last year, Nasdaq Stockholm listed Nordic Paper recorded net sales of approximately SEK 3,100m and encompassed a workforce of around 690 personnel.
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