Press release
13 Dec 2019, 8:00 CET

New environmentally friendly barrier paper for food packaging

Paper based packaging that is used in bakeries, food outlets and quick service restaurants (QSR) often contains a treatment of a non-decomposable high-fluorinated chemical, known as PFAS.  Now BillerudKorsnäs is launching Repel Pure, a paper where the grease-resistant barrier is plant-based and totally biological.

“Today we see an increasing demand for alternatives to PFAS treated products.  After working a long time to find a sustainable alternative to surface treatment with high-fluorinated substances, we are today very proud to present our paper Repel Pure,” says Helene Biström, Executive Vice President Division Paper at BillerudKorsnäs.

The bio-based barrier combined with first-class sustainable primary fibres means Repel Pure is a grease-resistant food packaging material that is extremely environmentally friendly. Repel Pure is renewable and biodegradable thanks to the innovative barrier being entirely plant-based.

Repel Pure is one of the results of the 1,3 billion SEK investment in new technology that BillerudKorsnäs made last year in their production plant at Skärblacka. 

“We are very happy to be able to launch a paper that seriously challenges conventional packaging for a sustainable future. At the same time as we can meet customers’ demands for flexible packaging on a completely new level,” concludes Helene Biström.

For further information, please contact:
Louise Wileen Bjarke, acting Head of Press, +46722103514,


BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production units in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.