Medical packaging that is world class. Also in sustainability.

Billerud has over 50 years of expertise in producing world-class medical papers. Safe, reliable and flexible packaging have always been strong demands. But today, packaging also needs to be sustainable, and new legislation is incoming. With 100% recyclable products from FSC®-certified raw material and 97% fossil free production, our medical papers are unsurpassed in sustainability.

Safe medical papers

Safe barriers are paramount for the packaging of medical devices and supplies. Over 50 years of experience has given us a world-class track record in producing protective barriers.

Industry-leading sustainability

Our papers are made from certified wood and sustainably managed forests. All papers are recyclable in regular paper recycling waste stream.

Easy access to expertise

Our Medical Packaging Lab provides deep technical knowledge to maximize the performance of your packaging.

Rigorous process control

Industry-leading process control in everything from raw material selection to the production itself. This includes inline detection of contamination and irregularities and bioburden analysis to warrant a pure, sustainable, and safe medical paper.

Process control includes:

  • Cleanliness of pulp and paper
  • Cleaning of process water
  • Cleaning of emissions to air
  • Energy consumption
  • Chemical use
  • CO2 emission
  • Bioburden analysis

Science based global impact targets

As a forerunner in the industry, Billerud received approval for its climate goals from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in 2018. The SBTi was initiated by the UN, WWF and the World Resources Institute, to assist companies adopting climate targets in accordance with United Nations Paris Agreement.

Fossil-free energy

Billerud uses 97% fossil-free energy in its own operations. All externally purchased energy is green energy (Guarantee of Origin) since 2019. Our target is for all operations in the EU to be completely fossil-free by 2030. Outgoing transports should be fossil-free by 2050.

Circularity

All our medical papers are renewable and recyclable with a low carbon footprint. The wood raw materials come from responsibly managed forests sourced as close to our mills as possible. During 2022, 99.3% of the wood raw material for our European operations came from European countries, and more than 75% of this wood fiber came from Swedish forests. Our products are tested and verified to be recyclable by independent third parties. The high strength of our virgin fiber Kraft papers make them ideal for reducing paper packaging consumption with light weighting. The high strength also helps reduce the reliance on synthetic raw materials in medical packaging.

Certificates:

  • FSC® (C023846) Chain of Custody
  • PEFC™ (05-31-78) Chain of Custody

Member of SBA

The Sterile Barrier Association (SBA) is the European trade association for companies which produce Sterile Barrier Systems (SBS) and associated equipment and accessories for the healthcare industry.

Read more about Sterile Barrier Association.

Our products

Billerud SteriKraft – safe, clean and sterile

Safe, clean and with microbial barrier properties, Billerud SteriKraft® is a medical paper that can withstand exposure to various sterilization methods and guarantees the sterility and purity of the products right up until the point of use.

Billerud MediKraft – safe, high-performing and pure

Clean and with high-performing sterilization stability, Billerud MediKraft® papers are ideally suited to applications that do not require microbial barrier properties. With excellent and high purity, applications for these papers include the inner wrapping of single-use gloves, some dressings and other medical articles.

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Sustainability credentials

Sustainability is not ”nice to have” anymore. It is a ”must have”.
We are proud that the sustainability of our work has been recognized
by these globally respected authorities:

We strive to be a sustainability leader in our industry by meeting the customer requirements of today while acting for a sustainable tomorrow. Take a look at what we have achieved so far!

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