Ahlstrom’s non-heat sealable tea filter product portfolio receives home compostability certification

Ahlstrom’s non-heat sealable tea filter product portfolio receives home compostability certification

Tampere, Finland, July 6, 2023 – Ahlstrom, a leading sustainable specialty materials company, takes another step in becoming the market leader in sustainable and plastic-free solutions with a non-heat sealable tea filter range, which has received certification for home compostability according to OK Compost from TÜV Austria.

This certification gives customers assurance that non-heat sealable tea filter papers RegTea Green and RegTea TrulyNatural® ranges will biodegrade in home composting conditions, leaving behind no toxic residue or microplastics. These products can help Ahlstrom customers, whether converters or brand owners, to achieve their own sustainability goals.

“This certification demonstrates our commitment to sustainability by leveraging our best-in-class innovation capabilities and capacity to improve the sustainability credentials of our products. Our business is committed to becoming the market benchmark with the recognized end-of-life certification and to offer customers a complete portfolio of tea and coffee solutions, heat-sealable or non-heat-sealable, certified as either industrially or home compostable,” says Philippe Sevoz, Vice President, Ahlstrom’s Beverage and Casing business. “These accreditations help customers in achieving their sustainability goals, whether they are converters or brand owners. This is especially meaningful in the context of preparing for the upcoming packaging and packaging waste regulation in the EU,” continues Philippe Sevoz.

“As sustainable and plastic-free alternatives are driving demand and innovation in numerous markets, this new certification enables us to continue to provide best-in-class innovative and sustainable products to our customers worldwide. This cements both our deep commitment to sustainability and our unique position to become our customers’ supplier of choice,” says Mark Ushpol, Executive Vice President of the Food and Consumer Packaging Division.

Ahlstrom has a leading position in beverage packaging with the widest product range offering in the market. The certification reinforces Ahlstrom’s offering of biodegradable and renewable fiber-based solutions for beverage applications and complements the formaldehyde-free, industrial compostable certified offering. The products are produced in Chirnside, UK.

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in combining fibers into sustainable specialty materials. Our purpose is to Purify and Protect, with Every Fiber, for a Sustainable World. Our vision is to be the Preferred Sustainable Specialty Materials Company for all our stakeholders. We serve five growing and distinctive end markets, which form the basis for our five divisions: Filtration, Food & Consumer Packaging, Healthcare, Building Materials, and Technical Materials. Our net sales in 2022 for continuing operations amounted to EUR 3.3 billion and we employ some 7,000 people. Read more at

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