UPM Specialty Papers has launched UPM SolideTM, a new family of food-safe kraft papers that are recyclable in regular paper recycling streams.

“UPM has made a commitment to novel climate positive innovations. The UPM SolideTM kraft papers are produced using 100% renewable and strong fibres from sustainably managed forests,” says Dirk Ryckaert, sales director at UPM Specialty Papers.

“UPM Solide Lucent, for example, is a new translucent paper that offers a great alternative to plastics even on fast packaging lines where runnability is key,” continues Ryckaert. “Our committed team of experts is ready to explore how the UPM Solide product family can be applied to your end-uses.”

The new products are certified as safe for direct food contact, having received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). In addition, mills producing UPM specialty papers are certified according to ISO 22000 food management systems. The product range also offers alternatives that are free from optical brighteners.