Coullons Paper Mill

Founded in 1863, the Coullons Mill manufactures technical recycled products which are a benchmark in today’s market: flat, compact cardboard, solid board, layer pads and cores for toilet paper.

Coullons Mill has always implemented continuous improvement programmes by investing heavily in industrial aspects of Safety, Quality, and Environment.


  • Coreboard
  • Solid board 
  • Composite boxes board
  • Cores for toilet paper
  • Layer pads


PM1 two-ply Fourdrinier

Grammage range: 200-360 g/m2
Production: 30,000 tonnes/year
Speed max:  250 m/min
Trim max:  1.95 m

PM2 single-ply Fourdrinier

Grammage range: 200-300 g/m2
Production: 10,000 tonnes/year
Speed max:  60 m/min
Trim max:  1.90 m


1863   Construction of the mill, which produces cardboard using a process of common broom retting
1918  Purchase of the mill by the Chouanard family
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 mill specialises in the production of flat cardboard in reels and sheets, as well as the complex production of foam cardboard

Purchase of a new pulper with high concentration

2010 - 2011 New product development on PM2 (water-soluble paperboard)
2017 Replacement of sectional drive on PM1


DS Smith Paper Coullons
Usine de la Fosse
F-45720 Coullons

Tel + 33 2 3829 5270

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