Arjowiggins, a paper expertise channelled towards innovation
The world’s leading producer of technical and creative papers, Arjowiggins has operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. In these markets, innovation is the key factor of competitiveness and differentiation. Therefore the strategy at Arjowiggins is to constantly invest in research and development to be able to offer its customers high value added products and solutions.
With more than 5,000 employees and 22 plants around the world, Arjowiggins generated pro forma sales of €1.4 billion in 2012.
A predominant activity in specialty paper
Arjowiggins produces specialty paper which represents two thirds of its sales as well as standard coated and non-coated paper. It is organised into four divisions.
Arjowiggins Graphic (graphic and specialty paper) ,
produces standard coated and uncoated paper and recycled paper for printed communication, recycled pulp, specialty paper for niche markets (playing cards, transfer paper, tissue, etc.). It also provides the medical and hospital sector with sterile packaging for the protection of disposable medical instruments (needles, compresses, gowns, etc.) as well as sterilised sealing and wrapping solutions to protect reusable medical equipment for use in operating theatres (scalpels, forceps, etc.).
is specialised in coated paper for printing and publishing and is strongly positioned in the educational textbook market with a clientele that includes many well-known publishers. The division is also a leading player in commercial printing for major high profile brands in the fashion and car industries and the financial services sector.
Appleton Coated also produces FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper made with post-consumer recovered fibre and products made with green power (electricity from renewable sources).
Arjowiggins Creative Papers,
produces paper for an extremely wide range of applications such as business stationery, corporate communication, advertising and promotion, luxury packaging and bookbinding, and specialty products (tracing paper for technical drawings, and casting paper for the fashion, leather and car industry).
Lastly Arjowiggins Security,
makes high value added products and solutions for secure payment solutions (paper for banknotes, cheque books, vouchers, etc.), proof-of-identity documentation (ID cards, passports, driving licence, etc.) and solutions to fight against illicit trade and counterfeiting, as well as brand protection solutions.
Finally, the division also produces water-resistant, synthetic paper, with or without security features.