We are a leading European manufacturer of high-quality recycled papers. Our papers are used by the packaging industry for conversion into board for making corrugated boxes.

Paper for you

Corrugated packaging is absolutely essential to modern manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Recycled papers help users of corrugated packaging to reduce their carbon footprints, because over 80% of all corrugated packaging is sent back to the paper mills for recycling.
Our range of specialist papers is extensive, covering many different needs in the education, construction, stationery and retail markets. However, they all have one thing in common: they are 100% recycled and 100% recyclable, making them ideal for use in a society that needs sustainable products.

Paper service

Our corrugating grades are supplied to the packaging industry for conversion into corrugated board and boxes. Our specialist papers go into many different industries including construction, tissues, food manufacturing, stationery and education. All of our products are 100% recycled and 100% recyclable.


The company’s infrastructure consists of a network of paper mills. The paper division currently employ around 3,600 people. We operate 14 CCM paper mills, 12 in Europe and two in the US. Of those, two are kraftliner (virgin paper) mills (one in the US, one in Europe) and the remainder are principally dedicated to the production of recycled CCM (testliner). We also have two small mills in Europe producing specialist paper grades. Fibre for our testliner is principally sourced from our own recycling operations. Our sales teams provide a high level of personal service to our customers, and our technical support staff are on hand 24/7 to assist customers with any technical issues.

Key figures

  • 14 CCM paper mills, 12 in Europe and two in the US
  • Sales offices in Belgium, France, Italy and the UK
  • 3.5 million tonnes CCM sold in 2018/19
  • c. 3,600 employees
DS Smith presence worldwide