With so many specialty grades, how can I tell if I am ordering the right type of paper for my intended use?

The best way to determine the correct grade and type of paper for your needs is to speak to a Dunn Product Specialist. Our expertly trained technical sales executives have a wealth of knowledge on paper products and would be happy to assist you in choosing the right grade for your industry and application.

The best way to determine the correct grade and type of paper for your needs is to speak to a Dunn Product Specialist. Our expertly trained technical sales executives have a wealth of knowledge on paper products and would be…

How does Dunn Paper demonstrate its commitment to sustainability?

All of Dunn’s products are developed and engineered to maximize performance and meet the unique objectives of sustainable companies, brands, and converters. Sustainability at Dunn is built on four key pillars that encompass our holistic approach to paper-making: sourcing, protecting, functioning, and aligning. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability here.

All of Dunn’s products are developed and engineered to maximize performance and meet the unique objectives of sustainable companies, brands, and converters. Sustainability at Dunn is built on four key pillars that encompass our holistic approach to paper-making: sourcing, protecting,…

What makes Dunn’s on-machine waxed paper unique?

Dunn has an innovative in-line process to apply a thin, metered layer of wax to a base sheet of paper. The application method is an economical alternative to off-line processes commonly used in food packaging applications.

Dunn is the world leader in on-machine waxed paper and only papermaker in the world to apply wax directly to the paper as it is being made on the paper machine. This method is the most efficient method of making dry waxed paper grades.

Dunn has an innovative in-line process to apply a thin, metered layer of wax to a base sheet of paper. The application method is an economical alternative to off-line processes commonly used in food packaging applications. Dunn is the world…

What are some of the advantages of working with Dunn Paper?

BiOrigin paper is engineered with purpose. The paper grades are designed to be PFAS-free and meet all of the necessary requirements for alternate end-of-life scenarios, such as recycling and composting.

BiOrigin paper is engineered with purpose. The paper grades are designed to be PFAS-free and meet all of the necessary requirements for alternate end-of-life scenarios, such as recycling and composting.

Are Dunn’s clay-coated paper products compostable?

Not at the moment, however, Dunn is in the process of developing a new type of clay-coated paper that will be BPI Certified as compostable.

Not at the moment, however, Dunn is in the process of developing a new type of clay-coated paper that will be BPI Certified as compostable.

What print methods can be used on Dunn’s clay-coated paper?

All of Dunn’s clay-coated paper can be printed using Flexo, Digital and/or Gravure print methods. Both water-based and solvent-based inks can safely be used. Please note that Offset printing is not recommended. If you are still unsure, your dedicated technical sales representative would be happy to elaborate.

All of Dunn’s clay-coated paper can be printed using Flexo, Digital and/or Gravure print methods. Both water-based and solvent-based inks can safely be used. Please note that Offset printing is not recommended. If you are still unsure, your dedicated technical…

Are Dunn’s clay-coated paper products recyclable?

Yes, all paper that is free of food waste can be placed into recycling containers Once returned to the paper mill, all scraps and waste will be re-pulped and processed into new paper.

Yes, all paper that is free of food waste can be placed into recycling containers Once returned to the paper mill, all scraps and waste will be re-pulped and processed into new paper.

What are some of the advantages of Dunn’s BiOrigin paper?

BiOrigin paper is engineered with purpose. The paper grades are designed to be PFAS-free and meet all of the necessary requirements for alternate end-of-life scenarios, such as recycling and composting.

BiOrigin paper is engineered with purpose. The paper grades are designed to be PFAS-free and meet all of the necessary requirements for alternate end-of-life scenarios, such as recycling and composting.

Can paper coatings be colored or tinted?

Theoretically, yes. Dunn just needs a project partner to justify the development!

Theoretically, yes. Dunn just needs a project partner to justify the development!

Are Dunn’s coated paper products compostable?

Dunn is currently working on having its products tested against a recognized North American standard for compostability. It is our expectation to have a certificate of compostability that we can share with our converting customers and their end-use customers.

Dunn is currently working on having its products tested against a recognized North American standard for compostability. It is our expectation to have a certificate of compostability that we can share with our converting customers and their end-use customers.

Are there other functional properties that can be provided?

Heat sealability is one feature currently in development as a plastic alternative. Release properties for food and potential label applications are also being explored.

Heat sealability is one feature currently in development as a plastic alternative. Release properties for food and potential label applications are also being explored.

Are there benefits to using BiOrigin coatings over fluorochemical-treated paper?

Fluorochemical (PFAS)-free products are proven to be better for the environment. In addition to the oil/grease barriers, these grades of paper also offer superior water holdout.

Fluorochemical (PFAS)-free products are proven to be better for the environment. In addition to the oil/grease barriers, these grades of paper also offer superior water holdout.

Who manufactures the coatings being used?

Dunn partners with several companies that specialize in water-based coatings. We select the coating based on the specific application and product requirements.

Dunn partners with several companies that specialize in water-based coatings. We select the coating based on the specific application and product requirements.

What types of barriers are available for BiOrigin paper?

Oil/grease, water/water vapor, or a combination of these types of barriers are available now. In the future, we will be adding oxygen and thermal insulation barriers.

Oil/grease, water/water vapor, or a combination of these types of barriers are available now. In the future, we will be adding oxygen and thermal insulation barriers.

Is BiOrigin paper treated on one side or both?

All current grades of BiOrigin paper are treated on one side. Please stay tuned for future grades, which will include C2S versions.

All current grades of BiOrigin paper are treated on one side. Please stay tuned for future grades, which will include C2S versions.

Is Dunn’s BiOrigin paper recyclable?

Yes, all BiOrigin paper that is free of food waste can be placed into recycling containers. Once returned to the paper mill, all scraps and waste will be re-pulped and processed into new paper.

Yes, all BiOrigin paper that is free of food waste can be placed into recycling containers. Once returned to the paper mill, all scraps and waste will be re-pulped and processed into new paper.

What is BiOrigin paper?

Biorigin is the next generation of coated paper. Dunn has stripped out traditional chemistry and “rebuilt the paper from the ground up,” literally starting fiber and water, then adding bio-based chemistry to enhance the functionality of the grades. The result? The most sustainable paper grades in the specialty paper industry.

Biorigin is the next generation of coated paper. Dunn has stripped out traditional chemistry and “rebuilt the paper from the ground up,” literally starting fiber and water, then adding bio-based chemistry to enhance the functionality of the grades. The result?…

What is “specialty tissue?”

Dunn’s specialty tissues are engineered products that are designed to serve as absorbents, filters, or cleaning wipes/napkins. As an example, tissue is most commonly thought of as either facial tissue, bath tissue, or paper towels.

Dunn’s specialty tissues are engineered products that are designed to serve as absorbents, filters, or cleaning wipes/napkins. As an example, tissue is most commonly thought of as either facial tissue, bath tissue, or paper towels.

How many different colors of premium napkins does Dunn produce?

About 200 different shades. Napkin colors are not preset and can be custom-ordered to your exact specifications!

About 200 different shades. Napkin colors are not preset and can be custom-ordered to your exact specifications!

Is the new DunnGuard antimicrobial paper effective against COVID-19 and other viruses?

The active ingredient used in DunnGuard AM was tested against COVID-19 by the CDC and proven to be effective in controlling the growth of the virus.

The active ingredient used in DunnGuard AM was tested against COVID-19 by the CDC and proven to be effective in controlling the growth of the virus.