As a responsible steward of our planet, LEIPA is the leading global manufacturer of 100% FSC certified, recycled paper utilising 1.5 million tonnes per annum.
LEIPA, which is headquartered in Germany, is a family-owned company boasting six generations and more than 175 years of sustainable papermaking with a conscience. LEIPA operates in the paper and packaging markets and includes an exciting offering for the magazine, catalogue, and flyer sectors. The complete paper portfolio is FSC, PEFC, EU Ecolabel and ISEGA certified whilst also holding the prestigious Blue Angel. Additionally, the mill in Schwedt near Berlin where the paper is produced, also holds ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001 and the EMAS certifications.
As consumers require brand owners to be environmentally responsible, good ethics and good business have become a moral imperative. In 1973, LEIPA began using sustainable raw material recovered paper for its production. Initially for cardboard and packaging papers, since 1994 also in the area of graphic papers. Having started as innovators and global pioneers, LEIPA today is the international market leader in LWC papers based on 100% recycling.
Paper used for recycling is purchased through MAD Recycling GmbH, a subsidiary of the LEIPA Group, bringing control of raw material and finished product into a sustainable loop. The mill’s proximity to Berlin and Brandenburg, both of which have high population density, makes this area key for collection of wastepaper – reducing environmental impact and cost. Wastepaper processing is done via three onsite de-inking plants, all owned by LEIPA, where the chlorine-free processing takes place at the highest possible technical level. The mill also benefits from a high-tech power-plant on site – thus cutting energy impacts on the environment.
Papermaking needs water, however for every tonne of LEIPA 100% recycled paper produced, 40% less water is used compared to EU BAT values of virgin fibre production.
Range of paper grades
From high gloss to matt and bulky, suitable for web, cutstar and sheet-fed processes; there is a solution for everyone. LEIPA fully understands the requirements of the publishing and retail sectors and offers a quality alternative that allows printers maximum efficiency and reliability, whilst offering value in cost and environmental conscience.
LEIPA OFFERS transparent sustainable reporting through The Sustainability Code and in 2024, will launch a decarbonisation plan.
We are committed to the UK graphic market and look forward to hearing from you!