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delfort will significantly expand its capacity for thin printing papers in OP papírna s.r.o, CZ (Olšany / Czech Republic, September 2017).

delfort, the global innovation leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of special and functional papers, announces an investment of more than 150 Million Euro into a new paper machine in its paper mill in Olšany, Czech Republic.

With this investment delfort will extend its leading position in the thin, lightweight paper industry and will support its customers in fulfilling growing demands in a complex business environment.This significant investment is targeted to increase the overall capacity of delfort and to support delfort’s loyal customers in their growth with thin, lightweight and functional paper solutions.

 

OP papírna, the paper mill located in Olšany, in the north east part of the Czech Republic, has more than 150 years of experience in providing the market with specialty thin paper and is known as one of the market leaders as a supplier of thin, lightweight paper. Since 1999, OP papírna sets the standard in close collaboration with customers to drive top quality and service oriented market solutions.

 

The new paper machine will be equipped with the most modern features and will set new standards in the world of specialty papers. In connection with the expansion of today 's leading production of high quality formats, OP papírna will increase its output by more than 2,200 km² per year.The machine will start operations within the next two years, which will increase the need for technical experts. The company plans to create more than 30 new jobs for specialists.

 

Together with the state-of-the-art machine and the best trained experts of OP papírna, delfort will provide existing, well appreciated paper grades. At the same time, the new machine will support the production of innovative, high-engineered and leading paper solutions of uncoated and surface treated wood free paper specialties in the future.

 

The new manufacturing line will be installed along with Olšany and Tervakoski current PM’s. This will offer delfort’s thin, lightweight business a unique opportunity to combine strengths across two mills and three paper machines.

 

The decision to invest more than 150 Mio Euro reflects delfort’s commitment to continue serving its customers with individual solutions for highest product differentiation – and therefore boost the market success of its customers.

 

About delfort

delfort is the global innovation leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of special and functional papers.


Through exceptional collaboration between people, technology and expertise, our family-owned group delivers specialized products, outstanding service and customized solutions across the tobacco, pharmaceutical, food and labeling industries. This includes cigarette-, plugwrap - and tipping base paper, packaging paper for fast food, thin papers for leaflets, bible and catalog printing and publications, label base paper, graphic papers, papers for electrical applications and printed products. delfort secures high process competence across the supply chain through carefully selected partnerships with reliable suppliers.


Headquartered in Austria, delfort proudly employs more than 2,300 people in six plants across Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Finland and Vietnam and 4 converting facilities in USA and Mexico. In 2016, delfort achieved a consolidated turnover of USD 850 million.

 


 

delfort introduces non-fluorinated packaging paper

delfort, global innovation leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of special and functional papers, expands its portfolio with a fluorochemical-free, oil and grease-resistant packaging paper namely thinbarrier® OGR eco. thinbarrier® OGR eco performs with excellent oil and grease-repellant properties and is, at the same time, environmentally friendly.

QSR’s and the food service industry are increasingly requesting fluorochemical-free alternatives for food packaging that outperform the existing fluorine treated papers in both sustainability and functionality. Papers used for direct wrapping or packing of grease-containing food products such as hamburgers, wraps, french fries, soup cubes and many more, require added barriers to keep oil and grease from seeping through the packaging.

 

“thinbarrier® OGR eco is an excellent alternative to fluorine containing packaging papers with superior converting properties,” says Christoph Wachter, head of business area ecopac at delfort. This solution is tailor-made for oil and grease resistant consumer packaging due to its lipophobic properties. The machine-finished paper is available in a basis weight range of 35 - 46 g/m².

 

thinbarrier® OGR eco is highly eco-friendly. Produced from renewable resources, thinbarrier® OGR eco paper is biodegradable and both compostable and recyclable in those areas where composting and recycling facilities are available. The eco-friendly coating is free from fossil based raw materials and any substances derived from animals. Additionally all raw materials are of GMO (genetically manipulated organism) free origin.

 

thinbarrier® OGR eco complies with the requirements for direct food contact applications of both the German Federal Institute for Risk Evaluation (BfR) and the US American regulatory agency FDA.

 

About delfort

delfort is a global innovation leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of special and functional papers.

 

Through exceptional collaboration between people, technology and expertise, our family-owned group delivers specialized products, outstanding service and customized solutions across the tobacco, pharmaceutical, food and labeling industries. This includes cigarette-, plugwrap - and tipping base papers, packaging papers for the food industry, thin papers for leaflets, bible and catalogue printing and publications, label base paper, graphic papers, papers for electrical applications and printed products. delfort also secures high process competence across the supply chain through carefully selected partnerships with reliable suppliers.

 

Headquartered in Austria, delfort proudly employs more than 2,300 people in six plants across Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Finland and Vietnam and 4 converting facilities in USA and Mexico.

 


delfortgroup acquires Shamrock Specialty Papers in Greensboro, North Carolina

(Austria/USA, August 2016). delfortgroup announces the acquisition of Shamrock as a top tier tobacco paper supplier.

delfortgroup’s recent acquisition along with planned expansion will continue to enhance the group’s business objectives and commitments to its local and global customers from its Greensboro, North Carolina, facility. delfortgroup is committed to maintain the full local supply base and high quality product lines for its customers. “This acquisition is important to all of our customers as well as the total US tobacco industry as it further develops our key strength to offer tailor-made products, designs and flexible delivery schedules from a local US platform while maintaining high quality products and service”, explains Luther Cooper, General Manager, Shamrock Specialty Papers.

 

Customers will take major advantage of the combination of delfortgroup’s strengths as a global specialty paper manufacturer for the whole solution range involving cigarette, plug wrap, tipping base papers and bobbins along with a wide range of papers for specialty product applications. Additionally our outstanding innovation management and product development expertise along with product compliance know-how and active sustainability management are further enhanced with the addition of Shamrock’s local production and expertise to our group,” explains Martin Zahlbruckner, CEO delfortgroup. delfortgroup offers the highest quality products, technical know-how, supply security, a full competitive solutions portfolio for the tobacco industry and specialty paper products from its US manufacturing platforms in Greensboro, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, and Surgoinsville, Tennessee, along with a key office in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

The recent investment is part of delfortgroup’s strategy to further foster its long-term partnerships with its US based customers and clearly proves the group’s strong commitment to the tobacco industry and its specialty products businesses. delfortgroup continuously strives to provide innovative and high quality solutions along with supply security utilizing a professional management team to meet growing customer demands.

 



delfortgroup AG acquires Mundet

(Austria, January 13th, 2016) delfortgroup AG has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the MUNDET group. Mundet has manufacturing sites in Virginia and Tennessee in the United States and Toluca, Mexico. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.

With the acquisition of Mundet delfortgroup enhances its presence in the US market and will be able to offer its customers an improved supply chain and opportunities for business solutions. delfortgroup will complement its existing product portfolio in the areas of flexible packaging and the cigarette industry. delfortgroup is a committed partner to the worldwide cigarette industry, with this acquisition it will be able to enhance its service and innovation capability to the US domestic tobacco industry.

 

delfortgroup has positioned itself as a leading innovator and manufacturer of resource saving and environmentally friendly paper products and solutions. The addition of these three manufacturing locations in the US and Mexican markets expands opportunities for supplying this portfolio to its customer base.

 

With this acquisition the three Mundet locations will now be able to offer the latest delfortgroup technologies in a cost efficient and environmentally friendly manner as part of a global distribution network. delfortgroup will invest in each of the Mundet locations to enlarge capacity, R&D and new technologies to offer customers a more comprehensive product range, service and industry standard quality systems.

 

With 2,000 employees in six plants in Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Finland and Vietnam delfortgroup develops, manufactures and distributes high-performance specialty papers for the tobacco, pharmaceutical and food industries. The group, headquartered in Austria, also manufactures packaging paper for fast food, thin papers for leaflets, bible and catalog printing and publications, label base paper, graphic papers and papers for electrical applications. delfortgroup will achieve a consolidated turnover of EUR 700 million in 2015. The family owned group ranks among the market leaders in various areas of the specialty paper market.

 

By acquiring the Mundet group, sales will be increased by $ 80 million and the number of employees by 290 employees. Both parties have agreed to maintain secrecy for further details of the contract.