Say goodbye to non-renewable packaging and protect your products with recyclable barrier papers. UPM’s unique barrier papers are made with fibres from sustainably managed forests. They protect your product without the need for a plastic coating and can be recycled with regular paper waste.


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Depending on the end-use, you can choose protection from medium to advanced barrier properties, while ensuring a sustainable impact on the shelf. UPM barrier papers are safe for direct food contact and are free from fluorochemicals. They protect foodstuff and keep it fresh all the way to consumers’ kitchens.

Take advantage of the high strength properties UPM papers offer. All papers are designed for runnability in packaging line and can be further converted. Suitable for Flexo and Offset printing, UPM Asendo Pro also for rotogravure printing.


NEW! Introducing UPM Asendo™ Pro.

This two-side coated barrier material provides advanced properties to an easily recyclable monomaterial. Superior printing makes your brand shine, and advanced grease resistance and mineral oil barrier properties keep your product safe.

Through co-creation, UPM Asendo Pro can open the door to even more demanding applications and new end-uses. It is not only a fibre-based alternative, but a multi-functional platform with wide end-use potential.

We develop better performing, safe-to-use, more renewable and more recyclable solutions that offer our customers a competitive edge, with proven, industry leading reliability.

The story of fibre-based barrier material is only beginning. Let’s continue it together.

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Key features of UPM barrier papers

Certified for direct food contact

Available in FSC® mix credit and PEFC-certified

Renewable and recyclable


UPM barrier product family


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UPM barrier end-uses

End-uses UPM Asendo™ Pro UPM Asendo™ UPM Prego™
Non-food End-uses when excellent print properties are needed Packing applications where moisture barrier is needed, e.g. ream wraps, corrugated board box liners Wrappings where thin paper is needed. UPM Prego surface treatment allows optimized heat seal layer.
Food Dry, greasy and frozen foods Bakery and toast bread​
Dry-food end-uses
Food to go, bakery bread
Printing methods Flexo, offset and rotogravure Flexo and offset Flexo and offset
Converting Improved barrier properties​
Heat/cold seal technology
Improved barrier properties​
Heat/cold seal technology
Improved barrier properties​
Heat/cold seal technology

Our barrier papers are also biodegradable!


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Chilled Foods

Resist moisture and condensation with papers for refrigerated and frozen foods.

Dry Foods

Combine form and function with fibre-based packaging materials for pantry staples.

Fresh Foods

Unite convenience and sustainability with recyclable, even biodegradable papers for single-use wrapping and packaging.

Sustainable office paper ream wrapping

Made from renewable and responsibly sourced wood fibres. Protects your copy paper without the need for plastic film.


Why choose UPM Specialty papers?

Global supply security

Collaborative technical support

Consistent quality