SWM is a diversified industrial company with operations strategically located on four continents. This international presence, along with our ongoing investments in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and innovation centers, brings value to our customers and provides a skilled, global talent pool from which we build our team and leverage our resources.
Our Engineered Papers unit consists of the company’s long-standing fiber technologies, paper-making and recon operations, with production facilities in Brazil, France, Poland, the U.S. and two joint ventures in China. In addition, the team introduced its OneFiber Lab in 2016, complete with dedicated resources, to accelerate product development and prototyping capabilities.
This part of the business also boasts the company's LeafLAB, which has resources in both Europe and the US. With the bulk of its resources located in SWM's manufacturing location in Le Mans, France, LeafLAB is home to a cross-functional team of experienced scientists, product specialists and business development experts. In addition, SWM’s LeafLAB products are also produced in the company’s Ancram, New York site. This facility began operating as a paper mill in 1854--a testament to the tradition of production excellence within SWM.
SWM's Advanced Materials & Structures unit, which has been built through a series of strategic acquisitions, beginning in 2013, includes the consolidated expertise and resources of several industry-leading organizations (Argotec, Conwed Plastics and DelStar Technologies), which are now unified under the SWM brand. Strategically positioned to serve our global customer base, the dedicated AMS manufacturing footprint spans operations in Belgium, China, Poland, the U.K. and the U.S. These plants contains state-of-the-industry extrusion lines, many of which are housed in multi-atmospheric clean rooms to ensure we provide the most exceptionally clean film and sheet available for use in critical applications.