As one of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) is responsible for delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. On any given day, our products find their way into the hands of consumers in various branded forms from all over the world.
Started in 1972 with Tjiwi Kimia producing caustic soda, now we run operations across Indonesia and China with an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum. Today, APP markets its products in more than 120 countries across six continents.
Over the years, we have expanded our operations significantly through the acquisition and expansion of several of our pulp and paper mills. It’s our commitment to customer satisfaction that enables us to grow our share in paper sales worldwide and broaden our presence through offices in many countries. We believe ‘tradition and modernity go hand in hand’ which means we value long term relationships as part of our Eastern traditions, while we also are eager to embrace the modern values of innovation and efficiency.
Maintaining the integrity of our supply chain is also crucial to APP’s operations as well as our commitment to our Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020. Learn more about APP’s path to operational excellence by reading our Sustainability Reports and Forest Conservation Policy.
The specialist for labelpapers and flexible packaging papers. B&B is the leading manufacturer of labelspapers and flexible packaging papers. The Brigl & Bergmeister plant is situated at the heart of Europe, in Niklasdorf/Styria. Enages as the thermical waste incineration plant of B&B provides the mill with CO2 neutral energy The Papirnica Vevce plant is situated at the greater Ljubljana area of Slovenia. Papirnica Vevce is a 100 % subsidiary of B&B. Brigl & Bergmeister as well as Papirnica Vevce are part of ROXCEL Group, based in Vienna.
Budaval Kft was founded as a Swiss-Hungarian joint venture in 1989. The new venture received a workforce with decades of experience in the paper industry from the Hungarian owner. The Swiss owner provided Swiss-Belgian self-adhesive production technology and know-how and equipment of Swiss precision. In the end of 1995, Hungarian private investors bought Budaval Kft and the ownership structure remained unchanged since that time. Due to the growth of the company, its corporate form has changed from Kft to Rt in 1999 thus the name of the company became Budaval Rt.
Our main business area is the production of self-adhesive paper and plastic film materials for the printing industry. We can produce these materials both in rolls and in sheets of different size. As the only Eastern-European producer of these materials, our goal is to help our customers, the printing industry in Hungary and the surrounding regions, to be competitive internationally through the quality of our products and services. Therefore, our major objective is to offer products that are comparable in quality to and fully exchangeable with those of our competitors.
Established in 1873, Cinkarna Celje was originally engaged in metallurgy, but after 1968 chemical processing became the company’s primary activity, and today its core business is oriented towards the production and marketing of titanium dioxide pigment.
Today Cinkarna Celje is one of the largest chemical-processing companies in Slovenia. It is a joint stock enterprise employing over 1,000 people and generating more than 150 million euros in sales revenues per annum, with exports into demanding global markets accounting for more than 80 percent of this total.
Sustainable Production, Superior Quality, Smart Marketing Double A (1991) Public Company Limited, a fully integrated pulp and paper mill, was incorporated in 1991. Located in Thailand’s central plains in the province of Prachinburi, the mill began operating in 1995 and has an annual capacity of 600,000 tons of pulp and 600,000 tons of paper.
Strategically situated 140km from Bangkok and 130km from Laem Chabang Seaport, the Double A mill is close to both a sustainable source of wood and a huge rainwater reservoir with a capacity of 36 million cubic meters to sustain its manufacture of pulp and paper.
The company’s broad portfolio of products extends from superior quality short fiber large paper sheets to innovative stationery products and premium copy papers – all made of sustainable fiber from Double A’s Paper Tree, which is grown along the rice paddy ridges of more than 1.5 million farmers across Thailand through a uniquely Asian solution to the sustainable sourcing of fiber that we call PFFT – Paper from Farmed Trees.
Very few companies can claim a longer or more distinguished heritage than Fabriano. Dating back to 1264, the Fabriano mill’s fine arts papers were used and highly praised by Michelangelo. Fabrianese paper masters pioneered many of the processes now common in paper manufacture today, including the watermark and the technique of surface sheet gluing using gelatine. In 2002, Fabriano became part of the Fedrigoni Group, which backed it with significant new investments. The company is committed to renewable energy and makes extensive use of self-generated hydroelectric power. The production yield from the six continuous machines, one of which is dedicated entirely to producing bank notes and security papers, makes the company unique in the European paper industry and one of the leading players in its field worldwide. Production of the various different types of Fabriano paper takes place at four different plants:
Fabriano This plant employs a workforce of approximately 271 people. The current structure dates back to 1977 with the start-up of a new production line featuring a Fourdrinier machine to run alongside the pre-existing cylinder machine production line. The factory occupies a covered surface area of 36,000 m² and boasts a Fourdrinier machine, three cylinder machines, a modern plant for producing cotton cellulose – the raw material used to manufacture the most important fine arts and security paper – and a ‘vat’ department where paper is produced by hand. As paper is produced here for Euro banknotes and other currencies, the entire plant is protected by an impressive security system that is certified by the European Central Bank. It is precisely for the production of the Euro that recent years have seen major investment in this plant. This investment has resulted in the development of a new cutting, sorting and packaging line for banknote paper, and of a machine required for the simultaneous continuous application of holograms and silk screen bands printed with colour shifting inks – security features used on the new European banknote.
Rocchetta This is the newest production plant: it has been up and running since 1993 and today employs 112 people, taking up a total area of 130,000 m², of which 45,000 m² are covered. The complex includes a cutting department developed with four sheeters and a packer, the packing line, an intensive centralised warehouse and a fully-automatic logistics and distribution centre.
Pioraco The plant occupies a covered surface area of 15,500 m², employs approximately 145 people and is equipped with two Fourdrinier machines with a total production capacity of around 45,000 tons/year, three sheeters, a guillotine and four finishing machines. The layout and ink preparation department have been completely renovated.
Castelraimondo The Castelraimondo plant, with its 35 employees, takes up a total area of 64,000 m², of which 15,000 m² are covered. The converting department covers a surface area of 5,400 m². It has a 4-corner line for packing pads (FA2-FA4-ECOLOGICAL-FA colour-Tiziano). It has a shrink-wrapping machine for packing coloured and white cardboards. It has a spiral binding and a perforating machine for pads. It has a ‘Minipack’ machine for packaging of blister-pack cut-size.
The history of our business dates almost as far back as the history of paper in Europe itself. Over the years, we’ve consistently been at the forefront of our industry, pioneering the techniques and processes that make paper the beautiful, versatile medium it is. It’s a tradition of sustained growth and innovation we’re proud to continue to this day. Building on the past. Delivering the future.
1264 – First record of the production of carta bambagina â€“ an early form of cotton-based paper â€“ in Fabriano, according to a document from the Historical Archive of Matelica.
1717 – Giuseppe Fedrigoni founds the San Colombano paper mill at Trambilleno (Rovereto).
1888 – Giuseppe Antonio Fedrigoni sets up the Fedrigoni paper mill in Verona.
1938 – Gianfranco Fedrigoni (Giuseppe’s grandson) takes over the Varone paper mill.
1945 – Shortly before the end of World War II the mill at Verona is completely destroyed by air bombing. Family and workers contribute their own money to help with the reconstruction, without waiting for state aid or the Marshall plan.
1963 – A third paper mill in Arco is set up to produce the first punched cards for IBM machines, ushering in the dawn of the computing age.
1977 – The first trial batch of Post-It™ notes is produced by 3M with paper from the Varone Mill.
1987 – The first European distribution companies are opened in Germany and Spain, followed in 1993 by Fedrigoni UK and Fedrigoni France.
1989 – Arconvert is founded to make self-adhesive products.
1993 – The Group takes over ownership of the Spanish adhesive paper firm Manter.
2002 – The Euro is introduced as a single European currency. The Group acquires ownership of the historic paper company Cartiere Miliani Fabriano, which is licensed to produce paper for the Italian Euro notes.
2004 – Fabriano Securities is set up, specializing in security and anti-counterfeiting systems.
2006 – Founding of the Fedrigoni Asia office. The converting plant of Castelraimondo in Fabriano is also set up.
2009 – The group sets up Arconvert Brasil, its first overseas production plant.
Flint Group is dedicated to bringing color and function to the printing and packaging products that consumers touch, see and use each day.
Today, Flint Group has more to offer than ever before. We offer an unmatched product portfolio spanning inks, blankets, pressroom chemistry, flexographic plates and sleeves, consumables and colorants. With impressive global resources, local service and personalized expertise, we provide printers, publishers, packaging printers and converters with the most reliable products in the most streamlined fashion.
Customers rely on Flint Group for our ability to deliver exceptional value, unparalleled service, consistent quality and continuous innovation around the world.
Goricane intend to become one of the leading experts in first-class speciality papers in Europe, operating in the very specialised sector of high-quality, bulky, lightweight papers. We provide the best service possible, in addition to our adaptability to the customer’s needs and an efficient business organisation which enables our company to constantly grow.
The quality of paper produced in Goricane makes it possible for the company to sell in Germany, France, UK, Italy, Austria, and other markets of the European Union, covering 90% of its total sales. The brand name is visible in the nearby markets, for example Croatia and Montenegro, as well as those further away, for instance in Israel.
In 2009 the company’s sales totalled € 58,7 million. In the last decade the company also obtained the following certificates: ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004.
International Paper EMEA – with revenues of over $3 billion and manufacturing operations throughout the region, we are a recongnised leader in the paper and packaging industry. We provide a unique customer experience through our superior quality products and services.
“We believe that good corporate governance is the foundation upon which we build and achieve our goals and provide value to our shareholders, customers and the communities in which we live. We uphold the highest ethical standards and are accountable for all that we do.” – John V. Faraci, Chairman and CEO.
The history of the MACEDONIAN PAPER MILLS began in 1964 when it was founded by Georgios Ladopoulos. In 1967, the plant and management were transferred to Northern Greece, where the company continued to grow. With its trust of technology and expertise, the company prospered at its new location. The role of the company in the economy of the wider area and its contribution to cartonboard production in Greece were both significant. In 1984, MEL came under the Business Reconstruction Organisation, and was privatised in 1998. MEL has been a member of the Pak Group since March 2012. The history of the Pak Group dates back to 1923.
Today, the Pak Group consists of 19 companies and specialises in four areas: Foods, flexible packaging, cartonboard and real estate. Total gross turnover for the Pak Group is more than $500 million, and it employs about 1,650 people. The Pak Group owns 75% of Kartonsan, the largest cartonboard producer in Turkey, and 70% of Intermat, the leading manufacturer of flexible packaging in Europe. With the addition of Macedonian Paper Mills, the Pak Group has become the fourth largest cartonboard manufacturer in Europe, with a total production of 280,000 tons.
Metsa Board is the industry forerunner in developing lighter boards and papers with high visual properties. Our lightweight products use less raw material, have lower transport weights and produce less waste thereby decreasing environmental impacts and costs at all stages of the product’s life cycle. Metsa Board’s primary-fibre boards provide superior printability, strength properties and production performance.
Our multi-functional papers are designed to make office life trouble-free with easy to understand paper options, high quality results, user-friendly packaging and excellent environmental performance. Metsa Board safety begins with attention to people and environment. The outcome is products that fullfil the highest safety standards.
Metsa Board is Europe’s leading producer of fresh forest fibre cartonboards, the world’s leading manufacturer of coated white-top kraftliners, and a major paper supplier. We offer premium solutions for consumer and retail packaging, graphics and office end-uses. Our sales network serves brand owners, carton printers, corrugated packaging manufacturers, printers, merchants and office suppliers. Our business areas are Cartonboard, and Linerboard and Paper.
In 2013, our annual sales totalled EUR 2.0 billion. We have 9 production units in three European countries and about 3,100 employees. Metsa Board is part of Metsa Group, one of the largest forest industry groups in the world, and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
MITOL, with wide range of products and over 60 years of tradition, ranges with most important European producers of adhesives.
When first adhesive was developed in the early fifties we could not even think what this would mean for MITOL and its further development. Following the new technologies and customers’ needs the programme of adhesives has grown wider and wider and soon completely replaced the company’s primary activity – processing of milk.
Nowadays with the line of more than 500 high-quality products, we are able to satisfy even the most demanding customers. We are one of few adhesive producers with own production of emulsions. This gives us higher flexibility developing new products and enables us to create more flexible price policy.
The secret of our success is to offer the customers tailor-made solutions. Our aim is not only to sell the products, but to create them in line with the customer’s needs. This direction has enable us together with high performance and price competitive products, to outdistance the competitors and to create a modern and internationally successful company. Nowadays we have partners in more than 30 countries who already benefit from these services.
All our products are produced according to the requirements of ISO 9001/2000. We are committed to continuous controlling and improving the quality.
Our employees are our greatest asset and potential we possess. Only by using own expertise and innovative solutions MITOL can prosper on global market and implement its vision to become the leading adhesive producer in Eastern and South Europe.
Loyal and prosperous partners prove that we are on the right track.
Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd. (MPM) is one of the leading Japanese manufacturers of coated papers, communication papers, photosenstitive materials and pulp. As a fully integrated business with five production facilities and three research centres in Japan, MPM is world famous for its excellent product quality and innovative ability.
In 1989 MPM founded Mitsubishi Paper GmbH, Dusseldorf, which is now responsible for marketing solutions and systems for the European pre-press and printing industries and providing technical support for European customers.
In 1998 MPM acquired a majority shareholding in the two German special paper manufacturers Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Bielefeld and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Flensburg, enabling it to further reinforce its position as a global leader in the manufacture of high tech speciality papers. In 2002 MPM transferred this majority shareholding to its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsubishi Paper Holding (Europe).
MM Kolicevo The recycled and virgin fibre-based cartonboard grades produced at the Kolicevo mill are characterised by consistently high quality and application safety. The mill specialises in the production of grammages between 200 and 500g/m², which are mainly used in food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical packaging and in other high-quality applications.
Tradition and Modernity
Strategically located between the Eastern and Western European markets, the Kolicevo mill, founded in 1920, produces virgin fibre and recycled fibre-based cartonboard. This MM Karton production site optimally combines state-of-the-art technology and processes with the expert knowledge, motivation and dedication of its employees. The result: high-quality folding cartonboard and satisfied customers.
Environment and Society
At the Kolicevo mill, environmental protection is an important priority and has been an integral part of the company’s corporate culture and policy for many years. While environmental awareness is consistently being developed and encouraged in all areas, measures to protect the environment are not limited to production alone; they also cover both upstream and downstream areas of the supply chain, including purchasing and logistics.
With respect to environment and sustainability, the concerns of customers, employees, suppliers and residents are already taken into consideration during the planning stage of all our projects. By adhering to these principles at all times, we are in a position to offer products that are economically and ecologically valuable in the long-term.
Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, with production operations across 30 countries and revenues of 5.8 billion in 2012. The Group’s key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, the Americas and South Africa and as at the end of 2012, Mondi employed 25,700 people. Mondi operates as two divisions: Europe & International and South Africa. Within this structure, Mondi pursues its strategy of leading market positions, low-cost, high-quality asset base, growth through customer-focused development, and a commitment to continuous focus on performance.
The company’s history reaches back to 1973, when the production hall of the muflon facility was built, where we started to produce self-adhesive materials. Until today, we have modernised the production in the company by making constant improvements, we have improved working conditions and increased our competition in the domestic and foreign markets. What remained were customs, experience and efforts to make products that fullfil the wishes and needs of the printers entirely.
Today, Muflon employs more than 150 co-workers. We produce 20 million square metres of self-adhesive materials and foil annually. We also produce various printed matter, self-adhesive labels and ready-made paper articles for purposes of education, office communication and artistic creation. With our products, we are present in the Slovenian market, as well as in the markets of the neighbouring countries.
We delight in our successful operations together with the environment, in which we work. We share our successes with our employees, to whom we enable a safe working environment. We take part of numerous humanitarian, sport, cultural and educational projects, and thus build our company’s social responsibility.
From the tradition of paper production to the tradition of paper processing.
The Roxcel Group supplies raw material solutions for the printing and packaging industry.
Our strengths are in the following categories:
- Graphical (WF coated + uncoated)
- Publishing / Mechanical (coated + uncoated)
- Packaging Board (Folding carton board)
- Corrugated and kraft paper
Roxcel is a trustworthy business partner with the necessary knowledge and capability for developing market specific solutions. Our world wide network and vast experience means that we are able to bring suppliers and customers into contact with each other. We respect our business partners and always aim for long standing working relationships. This website is designed to give an overview of the Roxcel Group and the services we provide to inspire future partners to contact and work with us.
Sappi is a global company focused on providing chemical cellulose, paper-pulp and paper based solutions to its direct and indirect customer base across more than 100 countries. Our chemical cellulose products are used worldwide by converters to create viscose fibre for clothing and textiles, acetate tow, pharmaceutical products as well as a wide range of consumer products. Our market-leading range of paper products includes: coated fine papers used by printers, publishers and corporate end-users in the production of books, brochures, magazines, catalogues, direct mail and many other print applications; casting release papers used by suppliers to the fashion, textiles, automobile and household industries; and newsprint, uncoated graphic and business papers and premium quality packaging papers and tissue products in the Southern Africa region. The pulp needed for our products is either produced within Sappi or bought from accredited suppliers. Across the group, Sappi is close to ‘pulp neutral’, meaning that we sell almost as much pulp as we buy. 13,700 employees in over 20 countries; manufacturing operations on three continents; paper production capacity of 5.6 million tons a year; paper pulp production of 3.5 million tons a year; world’s largest manufacturer of dissolving wood pulp with production capacity of 1.3 million tons a year.
Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging. We operate in 32 countries – 21 in Europe, and 11 in the Americas – with around 41,000 employees and third party sales revenue amounted to â‚¬7.9 billion in 2013.
We are an integrated producer, with our packaging plants sourcing the major part of their raw material requirements from our own paper mills. In turn, the sourcing of recovered fibre and wood for the mills is managed through a combination of our own reclamation and forestry operations and purchases from third parties.
We primarily produce corrugated packaging, with our operations supported by a strong network of containerboard mills. As the market leader in both regions, we are strongly focused on the needs of our customers, with a market driven approach aimed at optimising the value of the package. In addition to corrugated and containerboard, we have leading positions in several other market segments including solid board and solid board packaging and graphic board. Our headquarters are in Dublin with regional headquarters in Paris (Europe) and Miami (the Americas).
No. 1 European market position in corrugated packaging, containerboard, solid board and solid board packaging. No. 2 World market position for the production of corrugated packaging.
Own 38 mills (27 produce containerboard), 231 packaging converting plants, 47 recovered fibre facilities, 32 other production facilities and 104,000 hectares of Latin American forest plantations.
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials.
Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion. Over 20,000 employees located at 176 subsidiaries across 63 countries work every day to meet the needs of customers by improving performance on the essentials of business, such as reliable, on-time delivery and consistent product quality. Sun Chemical tailors solutions to unique customer needs and brings new ideas and the latest technology to market.
Sun Chemical’s unparalleled global presence allows for the delivery of local service and support that is customized to the markets it serves. Recognized as a leading source of innovation, Sun Chemical and DIC have 17 research and development centers that are committed to creating solutions that improve productivity, create new revenue opportunities for customers, and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Tradition Since 1939 – The beginnings of VIPAP VIDEM KRSKO d.d. go back to 1939, when Franc Bonac built a pulp mill in the village of Videm near Krsko, employing 180 locals from the Spodnje Posavje region. Today VIPAP is the largest paper mill in Slovenia and a leading newsprint manufacturer in SE Europe. Its added value stems from using perfected technological processes in pulp and paper production, ensuring comprehensive and quality solutions for its customers, and operating in coexistence with nature and society.
Technologically Advanced Processes
Between 1997 and 2009 the company invested EUR 141 million in modernising technological processes and making them less of a burden on the environment. At the same time it increased the total production of pulp and paper to 440,000 tonnes a year. The most comprehensive investment cycle in the company’s history was completed in 2009 with the ceremonial launch of an upgraded paper machine, used to produce even higher quality newsprint made from recycled fibres. The investment cycle has allowed VIPAP to compete successfully with companies in Europe and worldwide.
UPM Communications Papers produces magazine papers, newsprint and fine papers for a wide range of end uses in 15 efficient paper mills in Europe and the United States. The main customers are publishers, cataloguers, retailers, printers and merchants. UPM has a global paper sales network and an efficient logistics system.
Media consumption has changed so that people demand everything when they need it and require content to be tailored to their personal tastes. Publishers can react to this trend by moving into small run book printing and books on demand. Purchasing the right digital printing paper is a way for publishers to prepare their business for the future.