Ahlstrom-Munksjö Germany GmbH of Bärenstein at MEDICA 2019 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Germany GmbH

Niederschlag 1, 09471 Bärenstein
Telephone +49 37347 83-0
Fax +49 37347 83-64

Hall map

MEDICA 2019 hall map (Hall 3): stand F13

Fairground map

MEDICA 2019 fairground map: Hall 3

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Laboratory Technology
  • 02.06  Filtration systems, filtration equipment

Filtration systems, filtration equipment

Our products

Product category: Other diagnostics

Chromatography and blotting Paper

High quality cotton paper with high absorbency, ideal for chromatographic analysis and blotting methods with gel such as Southern, Northern and Western Blots.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö manufactures, in Europe and in the United States, absorbent papers made of the highest purity cotton linters. These media do not contain an additive of any kind, thus preventing any contamination during the transfer steps.

Our absorbent papers are produced with a wide range of thickness and absorption levels for optimal wicking capabilities, drying and blotting in any application.

Each media is specifically designed to ensure high quality and consistency. Close surveillance in tightly controlled conditions ensures the highest uniformity, consistency, and smoothness of the sheets in all grades. This contributes to clean and even transfers during blotting.

Fields of use include:
  • Chromatography
  • Electrophoresis
  • Northern, Western and Southern Blots
  • Antibiotic discs
  • Seed Germination Testing

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Product category: Other diagnostics

Lateral flow absorbent pads

Customizable absorbent pads designed for Lateral Flow Immuno Assay applications guarantying the highest level of purity and quality.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö absorbent pads collect the liquid processed through the strip by capillary action, increasing consistency of the flow and preventing backflow of the liquid.

They are suitable for a wide range of diagnostics applications including:
  • Infectious disease screening
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Drug abuse monitoring
  • Veterinary diagnostics
  • Food and beverage testing
  • Environmental safety
The newly designed absorbent pad grade 440 offers an intermediate thickness and absorption capacity between our standard grades 222 and 270, exhibiting exceptional dimensional stability and a high wicking rate given to its consistency of a blend of cotton and glass fibers.

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Product category: Other diagnostics

Pharmacy packaging sachets and pouches paper

A wide range of dust free packaging papers for hygienic and sustainable pharmaceutical packaging designed for pills blisters, pills sachets or powder sachets.
  • A wide range of dust free papers for hygienic pharmaceutical packaging
  • Various solutions for easy identification of pills in a transparent pouch, blisters child-proof and more
  • Coated papers with excellent printability and high gloss
  • Calendered papers from high transparency to opaque versions
  • Heat-resistance for a trouble-free and efficient converting
  • Suitable for lamination and extrusion
The pharmaceutical industry demands the highest cleanliness properties for maximum patient safety.  Whether it is for pills blisters, pills sachets or powder sachets, all paper solutions developed by Ahlstrom-Munksjö for pharmaceutical applications are dust free and meet the most demanding hygienic requirements.

Highly-transparent pouches for immediate pill identification
For pills sachets, our high transparent Cristal™  paper enables pharmacists and patients to immediately identify which pills are in their pouch. This feature is particularly appreciated by medical professionals in Asia. These small individual pouches are suitable for both automated and manual dispensing machines.

Excellent printability to ease identification of medications
When foil laminated sachets are closed by heat-sealing at 250°C, the heat can damage the coating. Our Gerstar™ HDS and Gerbier™ HDS papers have a special coating to withstand the heat. In addition, their excellent printability helps end-users to easily identify different medications.

To know more about our other paper-based solutions for sustainable pharmaceutical packaging, please contact us at graphics.packaging@ahlstrom-munksjo.com

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Product category: Other diagnostics

Wound care

Ahlstrom-Munksjö offers a complete line of nonwovens specifically engineered to be used as a base material for several wound care products, such as undercast paddings, wound dressings, surgical tape and dressing pads. 

Our versatile range meets all your requirements, giving you flexibility and peace of mind. As you would expect from the leading supplier to the industry, our products are manufactured to the highest standards. 

  • Undercast padding: Soft material, easy to tear
  • Wound dressings: Especially suitable for large postoperative dressings, excellent stretch, skin friendly
  • Surgical tape: Microporous, multiple release treatments, hypoallergenic
  • Dressing pads: Highly absorbent, easy to laminate with a film

  • Undercast padding: Needlepunch technology based on viscose, polyester or viscose/polyester blends
  • Wound dressings: Spunlace technology based on polyester or viscose/polyester blends
  • Surgical tape: Wet-laid technology, various release treatments
  • Dressing pads: Needlepunch technology based on viscose or viscose/polyester blends.

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Product category: Other diagnostics

Uncoated Thin print paper for pharma, cosmetic, patient information leaflets

elementa® Basic is an uncoated thin print paper specifically designed to match the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and to be the best solution for patient information leaflets, cosmetic leaflets and other packaging inserts. Available in basis weights: 40 – 60 g/m2
  • Outstanding print- and folding properties for in- and outserts
  • High opacity with excellent sheet formation
  • Available in 37 – 60 gsm
elementa® Basic is an uncoated thin print paper specifically designed to match the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and to be the best solution for patient information leaflets, cosmetic leaflets and other packaging inserts.

It´s high opacity, luminescence and cleanliness make it the best solution for patient information leaflets, cosmetic leaflets and other packaging inserts. The excellent sheet formation, stiffness and folding properties are well balanced in order to offer good runnability on press and easy converting.

The key characteristics of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s thin print papers are high opacity, excellent printability and foldability, as well as resistance and long-term durability. As a result of our continuous product and manufacturing development and improvement, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is one of the market’s leading suppliers for leaflet printing. elementa® opaque is produced at the German Dettingen mill and available on demand with FSC® Mix sources certification.

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About us

Company details

The four cornerstones of our strategy are Local Accountability, Efficiency and Agility, Customer Value, and Profitable Growth.
Our target is to achieve profitable growth in the fiber-based solutions market, which offers a positive growth outlook and is supported by sustainable market drivers. Our mission is to provide sustainable and innovative fiber-based solutions. By implementing the four cornerstones of our strategy – Local Accountability, Efficiency and Agility, Customer Value, and Profitable Growth – we can fulfil our vision of being a global leader in those chosen growth segments and achieve our financial targets.

Vision, mission and values
We have only seen the beginning of what fiber-based materials and solutions can do
The global leader in chosen growth segments. 

Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for a sustainable everyday 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-users.

We combine long-term commitment
Building long-term relationships within and outside our company, based on clear strategic choices, trust, respect and engagement.

Focusing on collaboration and common targets while delivering results through applying a pragmatic approach, a safety mindset and clear accountability.

Passionate to innovate and improve
Recognizing our achievements and being innovative and open to change to become more sustainable and increase the value for our customers, owners and employees.

Imagine fiber
We have only seen the beginning of what fiber-based materials and solutions can do
Fibers are one of the wonders of nature forming the structural components of all that’s green. Modern technology has allowed the man to harness the strength, durability and versatility of fibers and put them to work in everyday products and applications. New fibers have been created from materials like glass and carbon pushing the boundaries even further.

At Ahlstrom-Munksjö we make smart things out of fiber. We add value by combining fibers with our advanced technology and innovative and entrepreneurial culture, constantly exploring novel materials and new applications. 

Sustainability, innovation and quality are central in all our solutions – compostable food and beverage processing and packaging materials, filter media, diagnostic materials, protective surgical fabrics and water filters are only the beginning. This is why when we imagine the future, we imagine fiber.

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