De Hoop

De Hoop Paper Mill

De Hoop paper mill was founded in 1657. It currently manufactures containerboard products from 100% recycled fibre, with a total capacity of 360,000 tonnes per year.

De Hoop is committed to operating a sustainable and environmentally responsible manufacturing site in the heart of the commune of Eerbeek, The Netherlands.


  • Liner 2 / Liner 2 HP
  • Liner 3 / Liner 3 highly sized
  • Medium HP / Medium HP Plus
  • Medium / Medium Plus
  • Plasterboard Liner


PM4 single-ply Fourdinier

Grammage range: 95-140 g/m2
Production: 115,000 tonnes/year
Speed max:  550 m/min
Trim max:  4.59 m

PM5 triple-ply Gapformer – Fourdrinier machine

Grammage range: 120-260 g/m2
Production: 245,000 tonnes/year
Speed max:  930 m/min
Trim max:  4.60 m


1657 Waterwheel-driven mill founded
1920 Recovered fibre in use
1967 PM4 start-up
1972 PM5 start-up
1990 Acquisition by SCA
1993 New co-generation power plant to improve the overall energy efficiency

PM5: new triple-ply wet-end for better formation, appearance & strength in wider product range


New reject dryer to re-use rejects as secondary biofuel PM4: wet-end rebuild to improve sheet formation & profiles

2007 350th anniversary with the theme: Living, producing & recreating in a sustainable community
2008 Start-up production Medium HP
2010 FSC® - Chain of Custody certification
2012 Acquisition by DS Smith
2018 PM5: upgrade to winder to produce plasterboard
2019 Coiling start-up


DS Smith Packaging Netherlands B.V.
De Hoop Mill
Harderwijkerweg 41
6961 GH Eerbeek
The Netherlands

Tel: + 31 313 677 922
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