We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions.

Our group structure 

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Our businesses

Fibre Packaging

Fibre Packaging / Paper 

The Paper segment of our Fibre Packaging business manufactures and sells a wide range of virgin and recycled containerboard, and sack and speciality kraft paper.

We are a leading packaging paper producer in Europe and South Africa with a well-invested, cost-advantaged asset base.

Our virgin and recycled containerboard is used to make corrugated packaging, primarily designed to protect our customers’ products along the value chain and display them in-store.

Customers benefit from our full-range sack kraft paper portfolio, including brown, white and polyethylene-coated grades, as the main component of valve and open mouth industrial bags.

Our broad range of high-quality speciality kraft papers enables customers to source a variety of customised packaging solutions from a single supplier. Our products can be used to make everything from industrial packaging, to retail shopping bags, and attractive food packaging for supermarket shelves and is used by our Consumer Packaging business for release liner.

Our broad product range is designed to meet specific customer needs including printability, strength and moisture resistance, the use of raw materials from sustainable sources, and products that are biodegradable and contain recycled content.

Our Fibre Packaging / Paper business employs 5,300 people and has 10 operating sites.

 

Fibre Packaging / Converting

The Converting segment of our Fibre Packaging business manufactures and sells corrugated packaging, industrial bags and speciality extrusion-coated products for a variety of consumer and industrial applications.

Our comprehensive product portfolio, integration into paper and strong innovation capabilities help us meet our customers’ needs.

Innovation and design improvements extend the benefits of our corrugated packaging well beyond traditional boxes to fully customised trays and wraps, multipiece solutions, appealing point-of-sale corrugated solutions and heavy-duty shipping containers.

Industrial bags are a strong, light-weight and sustainable choice for cement and building materials, agricultural, chemical and food products. We have the broadest range of industrial bags in the industry, available globally, and optimised for high speed filling and easy handling, including open mouth bags, pasted valve bags, water-repellent bags, bags suitable for food contact and heavy-duty packaging.

Our extrusion coatings portfolio comprises high-quality barrier solutions used in a wide range of industries for applications such as food packaging, building insulation, foam papers, wrappers, case linings as well as automotive and protective clothing.

Our Fibre Packaging / Converting business has 60 operating sites in 24 countries and employs 8,100 people.

 

Consumer Packaging 

Our Consumer Packaging business develops, manufactures and sells innovative flexible plastic-based consumer goods packaging solutions, technical films, components for personal care products, and release liners.

We operate a high-quality asset base, using proprietary processing technology with vertical integration along the value chain, producing products and product components for some of the world’s biggest brands. Our leading market positions and culture of product innovation provide a strong platform for growth.

Sustainable development is integral to our responsible and profitable growth, and part of our everyday work. Our approach to sustainability is centred on collaborating with customers and other strategic partners, while prioritising the responsible use of resources.

Our consumer goods packaging products help brands communicate with customers, extend shelf-life and improve end-user convenience. We produce high-quality laminates and barrier materials on reels, capable of handling a variety of printing techniques. We also offer a wide range of tailor-made converted flexible packaging solutions such as stand-up pouches, re-closable plastic bags, paper-based bags, and ice cream packaging.

We produce highly developed technical films and film-based solutions for a variety of uses and industries. Products include high-quality label films as well as high-barrier films for sophisticated packaging solutions, and films for demanding surfaces or technical components in automotive and light-weight design.

Our personal care components are used in diapers, adult incontinence and femcare products and include soft nonwovens, unique stretchy elastic films and laminates, mechanical fastening components and wrapping films.

In addition, consumer packaging also offers a wide range of high-quality paper and film based release liners and advanced functional coatings for various applications including tapes, graphic arts, medical, fibre composites, baking and many more.

Our Consumer Packaging business has 30 operating sites across 12 countries and employs 6,000 people.

 

Uncoated Fine Paper

Our Uncoated Fine Paper (UFP) business manufactures and sells an extensive range of quality papers for use in offices and professional printing houses.

We’re a market leader, with a focus on emerging Europe, Russia and South Africa. We operate vertically integrated, well-invested, cost advantaged assets and continually look for ways to improve efficiency and productivity.

Our extensive range of office papers is designed to achieve optimal print results on laser, inkjet and copy machines. High-performance professional printing papers are dedicated for offset presses and the latest digital print technologies. With our wide range of high-quality papers we aim to provide customers a one-stop-shop solution for their needs.

Developing cost-efficient, high-performance, environmentally responsible solutions is a cornerstone of our business strategy. We continually strive to transform credibly sourced raw materials into innovative paper solutions to meet customer needs in a cost-effective and sustainable way.

Following the reorganisation of our business units, we now manage 2.1 million hectares of natural boreal forest in Russia and 245,000 hectares of plantation forests in South Africa.

Our Uncoated Fine Paper business has 6 operating sites across 4 countries and employs 6,800 people.