Since 1828 the traditional craft of papermaking has been practised
in Oberschmitten, a small town in the district of Nidda. The first documentary
evidence is dated June 6th 1828.
The idea for the construction of a paper mill came from the power of the water from the river Nidda and the pure water of many springs found nearby. In 1995 the paper mill evolved into today`s Spezialpapierfabrik Oberschmitten in which around 200 employees are working. The once obsolescent paper mill has been modernised over the years and become a solid, profitable company. The mill produces all together around 12,000 tonnes paper per year on four paper machines.
Starting with the production of Glassine papers, the company developed into a producer of extremely thin high-density papers for special applications such as paper for capacitors. In the meantime machine capacities have been continuously extended and modernized in all areas. As a result, in close cooperation with our research and development department, we can now produce the corresponding special paper for every application.
Experience, market knowledge and future-oriented activities have resulted in the development of market-driven, highly technical products which are appreciated by an increasing international clientele. Customer orientation remains a cornerstone of our activities. Innovation and competence are the basis of our success.
Special product developments and our branded products such as ECHO Glassine and COPA electrotechnical papers are our keys to future global markets.