Munksjö extends its Gerbier HDS range with a 35 g/m² paper for lighter flexible packaging

MUNKSJÖ OYJ, PRESS RELEASE, 8 October 2015, at 1.15 p.m. CEST

Munksjö extends its Gerbier HDS range with a 35 g/m² paper for lighter flexible packaging

Munksjö, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced papers products, completes its range of Gerbier HDS with a 35 g/m² low basis weight paper. Gerbier HDS are one-side coated glossy papers used for flexible packaging. Compared to a standard Gerbier HDS 40 g/m², this new 35 g/m² grade provides a 12.5% weight reduction enabling a lower environment footprint impact while maintaining high performance during lamination, printing and converting.

Main applications include pouches or sachets, for food and non-food end-uses such as sugar, coffee, aromatic herbs or dehydrated products. Gerbier HDS 35 g/m² offers the lowest basis weight on the one-side coated papers market for such applications.

Calendering and high-quality coating of Gerbier HDS 35 g/m² brings outstanding gloss and high smoothness for superior visual attraction and intact brand image. Suitable for extrusion with PE or lamination with alufoil and PET, the paper delivers high-quality printing results after lamination and behaves perfectly during converting. Gerbier HDS 35 g/m² delivers particularly high results with flexo and helio printing. Lower basis weight also facilitates sealing process and delivers optimum rigidity for trouble-free converting.

“The flexible packaging market is putting a lot of energy to meet the demanding challenges of brand owners looking for creative ideas, technically-advanced packaging, respectful of brand image and supporting the transition to a sustainable society. At Munksjö Graphics and Packaging, we strongly believe that the development of specialty papers will contribute in driving the future of packaging towards more sustainable solutions. Gerbier HDS 35 g/m² is one step in that direction. We’re committed in continuing our efforts and bring more in the future.” comments Alexandra Venot, Vice President, Flexible Packaging.

Gerbier HDS paper range is manufactured at the Stenay Mill in France. This production site is specialized in the manufacturing of specialty papers for food and non-food flexible packaging, metallizing, wet-glue and self-adhesive labelling. The Stenay Mill employs approximately 200 employees and is part of the Business Area Graphics and Packaging. The site is certified according to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, FSCTM and PEFC™ Chain-of-Custody.

Munksjö Oyj


For more information, please contact:

Alexandra Venot, Vice President Flexible Packaging, Graphics and Packaging
Tel. +33 (0)1 4974 4946,



Munksjö - Intelligent paper technology

Munksjö is a world-leading manufacturer of advanced paper products developed with intelligent paper technology. Munksjö offers customer-specific innovative design and functionality in areas ranging from flooring, kitchens and furnishings to release papers, consumer-friendly packaging and energy transmission. The transition to a sustainable society is a natural driving force for Munksjö's growth as the products can replace non-renewable materials. This is what "Made by Munksjö" stands for. Given Munksjö's global presence and way of integrating with the customers, the company forms a worldwide service organisation with approximately 2,900 employees and 15 facilities located in France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil and China. Munksjö's share is listed on Nasdaq in Helsinki and Stockholm. Read more at

About Us

Ahlstrom-Munksjö in brief Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable every day life. Our offering includes filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. Our annual net sales is about EUR 3 billion and we employ some 8,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. Read more at