Welcome to Zărnești Paper Mill

Take the Virtual Tour

Follow the papermaking process from our quality hub to dispatch, learn how all the machines work, and meet the people that make it all possible.

What you can see on the tour:

  • Raw materials Recycling quality hub – learn about our rigorous quality checks and standards when paper arrives at the mill
  • Stockyard - find out how we pick the perfect blend of fibres to make our high-quality papers
  • Pulper – this is where we process fibres ready for our papermaking machines
  • Paper machine – discover how pulp is turned into paper
  • Warehouse – see where we store our paper
  • Dispatch – Now our paper is ready to head off to our packaging plants all over Europe, ready to be turned back into new products

About Zărnești Paper Mill


  • Liner 1
  • Liner 3
  • Wellenstoff
  • Wellenstoff HP



Grammage range:   80-175 g/m2
Production: 200,000 tonnes/year
Speed max:  1,150 m/min
Trim max:  5.39 m


  • 1852
    The foundations of the paper mill were laid. Twelve types of paper were manufactured, including writing and printing paper, coloured paper, cigarette and wrapping paper.
  • 1980
    Capacity increased for the production of corrugated board to 40,000 tonnes/year, using wastepaper as the main raw material.
  • 2001
    Capacity increased for the production of corrugated board to 80,000 tonnes/year.
  • 2002
    The company is renamed S.C. Ecopaper S.A.
  • 2018
    The company is acquired by DS Smith.
  • 2018
    Paper Machine 1 installed.
  • 2020
    Paper Machine 1 upgraded, increasing speed and efficiency.
  • 2020
    Integrated quality management standards achieved, including ISO9001, ISO45001 and ISO50001.
  • 2020
    Rental AD reactor start up, reducing environmental risks.
  • 2022
    Two anaerobic reactors installed in WWTP, allowing us to increase our production capacity.

Contact us

The quality of the products and services are guaranteed by the deployment of the Quality-Environment Integrated System, according to ISO standards 9001:2001 and 14001:2004.

S.C. DS Smith Paper Zarnesti S.R.L.
Zarnesti Mill
Strada 13 Decembrie, no.18,
505800 Zărnești

Tel: + 40 (0)268 223139