We offer specialized, innovative material solutions to help our customers improve the performance, safety and sustainability of their products. We are committed to quality and customer satisfaction across the wide range of industries we serve.
SWM International, a privately owned company, officially began as a spin-off from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1995.
However, our roots go back to 1545 with the opening of our first paper mill in the south of France.
In the decades that followed, we expanded our global paper operations, opening key locations across Europe, North and South America, and in China.
We were pioneers in the paper industry, innovating and adapting to the changing world around us.
Our papers and botanical solutions are now used in a broad range of products, applications and industries every day, all around the world.
Our teams of experts, located on four continents, continue to adapt and innovate to meet the needs of our customers and the constantly evolving markets they supply.
Working alongside our key partners, we continue to push the boundaries of innovation, exploring new ways to make our products more intelligent, safer and more sustainable.
We are the global leader for sustainable, safe and intelligent lightweight materials.
We harness the properties of botanicals and natural fibres to solve the challenges of our partners across multiple industries.
We develop highly engineered and tailor-made solutions using our expertise in optimizing the properties of natural fibers, our experience in highly regulated markets and our deep understanding of our customers’ needs gained through long-term, trust filled partnerships.
We collaborate towards a better tomorrow, building and maintaining open, collaborative relationships, valuing differences and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and innovating for the future.
Our production facilities are located in France, Poland, Brazil and the United States, with two joint ventures in China. We ship our products to more than 60 countries, through our distribution network located on four continents.
With over 100 years of experience, we have a deep understanding of the daily challenges our customers face. We have leveraged our expertise to develop a wide range of services to address their current and future needs and support their success.
Our mission is to develop tomorrow’s high-value engineered materials. We achieve this by leading innovation in advanced technologies and processes, helping our customers transition to safer, more sustainable solutions.
Our compliance and stewardship team not only safeguard our products and processes against current regulatory requirements, they also work proactively to stay well ahead of future changes.