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Koehler Paper Group: Driving innovation in the packaging market

New packaging solutions are among the key issues in a world that is confronted with huge amounts of plastic waste every day. 

The Koehler Paper Group has set itself the task to contribute to solutions to this problem. This applies both to solutions for the flexible packaging sector as well as to the field of high-quality packaging made of cardboard, such as those used for top products in cosmetics, perfumery or electronics. The most important part of the development are functional papers with barrier properties that can offer an alternative to plastic in many areas.

From leading the world market to a new field

The Koehler Paper Group is already a world-renowned manufacturer of specialty paper. The world leader in thermal paper also produces carbonless paper, fine paper, recycled paper, decor paper and coasters. Koehler has developed great expertise and reputation in the over 210 years of existence. For its customers, the company is known for its reliability and consistently high quality. Koehler is a partner that customers and suppliers can rely on at any time. At the same time, the company from southwestern Germany impresses with its innovative strength, its creativity and the courage to dare to innovate and develop sustainable solutions.

Finding new way to solve old problems

The same applies to the market for flexible packaging papers, which Koehler now enters as the challenger. Koehler offers a broad portfolio of standard papers for flexible packaging. The portfolio includes paper coated on one side (C1S) for a wide variety of applications such as pouches, bags, yogurt banderoles and yoghurt lids, as well as uncoated paper that can be machine glazed in a unique way. Koehler has the world's largest Yankee cylinder, which is installed in its paper machine 8 at the Kehl plant. The cylinder ensures that the paper has properties that are unique and enhance the performance of our customers. 

Honest sustainability as a claim for the company

Koehler already has a long history in the field of recycled paper and cardboard solutions. The recycled fiber boxes offer a wide variety of colors and applications. A large number of Koehler products from the production facilities in Greiz, Germany, have been awarded the important German eco-label "The Blue Angel".

The boxes are suitable for many types of high quality products. Due to the unique feel, they not only give the content of the packaging a special value. They also underline the claim of sustainability that the product brings with it and that is becoming more and more important. World-renowned customers rely on carton from Koehler for their top products.

Pioneers in research and development expertise

In order to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable and responsible packaging solutions, Koehler is developing barrier papers with functional surfaces. The goal is to develop barriers that currently only plastic or multi-layer composites can offer. These include barriers for flavor, water vapor, mineral oils (MOSH/MOAH), grease and more. Koehler entered already into collaborations with brand owners and converters to develop sustainable paper solutions for different end use applications, such as food, confectionary, cosmetics etc. In addition, the company operates the Green Coating Collaboration together with the Technical University of Darmstadt. This is a unique research community that will create better sustainable packaging solutions for all industries.

Contact Information

Papierfabrik August Koehler SE

Hauptstr. 2

77704 Oberkirch

Phone: +49 7802 81 0


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