Chouanard Paper Mill

Founded in 1863, the Chouanard Mill is based in Coullons (Loiret), France.

The Chouanard Mill manufactures technical products which are a benchmark in today’s market: flat, compact and laminated cardboard/solid board. With a strong emphasis on quality, Chouanard is constantly developing new products.

Products

Solid board

Machinery

PM1 two-ply Fourdrinier

Grammage range: 150-400 g/m2
Production: 25,000 tonnes/year
Speed max:  250 m/min
Trim max:  1.95 m

PM2 single-ply Fourdrinier

Grammage range: 260-600 g/m2
Production: 10,000 tonnes/year
Speed max:  60 m/min
Trim max:  1.90 m

Milestones

1863   Construction of the mill, which produces cardboard using a process of common broom retting
1918  Mill is bought by a company that already operates a cardboard factory in Etouy (Oise), Veuve P. CHOUANARD et fils
1950s  Production of compact cardboard used in the packaging industry (tubes, cores, sugar boxes, etc.)
1970s  Acquisition of a second machine increasing production rate from 5,000 to 9,000 tonnes and launch of production of foam cardboard for luxury binding (diaries, photo albums, etc.)
1992  Acquisition by DS Smith. The Chouanard Mill becomes a subsidiary of Kaysersberg Packaging. The mill specialises in the production of flat cardboard in reels and sheets, as well as the complex production of foam cardboard
2008  Pulping activity strengthened through the acquisition of a new pulper

Contact

DS Smith
Chouanard Mill
Usine de la Fosse 
F-45720 Coullons
France
Tel + 33 2 3829 5270