We are your strong partner

Do you have a complicated challenge for us? As a company of the Kunert Group, we develop the appropriate solution together with you and master every challenge.

Success has tradition

We at Papeteries du Rhin stand for reliability and long-term customer binding. Ever since we were founded in 1840, our company success was based on know-how and a close, trusting cooperation with you, our customers. Since the takeover by the families Lhomme and Kunert in 1985, you and our company have also profited from the close relationship between the experts of the company group. The result: Continuous growth for our company.

Papeteries du Rhin is the first step on the way to your paper core. In Illzach, France, we produce around 80,000 tonnes of core board every year. In close cooperation with the experts from Papierfabrik Carl Macher, which also belongs to the Kunert Group, we constantly work on optimising our products. With our know-how, we not only produce particularly high quality core board, but above all are committed to sustainability and fully recyclable paper products.

Milestones in the company's history

1840
Foundation and start of construction of the Ile Napoléon paper mill by J. Zuber.

1851
Separation from the headquarters and continuation under the name Papeterie Zuber Rieder.

1862
The paper mill builds the road from Ile Napoléon to Mulhouse at its own cost.

1864
A fire destroys half of the factory, which in the following years still develops further, and which works together with the sister paper mill Zuber in Torpes.

1985
The families Lhomme and Kunert acquire the paper mill and continue it under the name Papeteries du Rhin.

1994
Installation of a shoe press.

1999
Construction of the biological sewage plant, filtering using immersion membranes. The paper mill receives the "Goutte d’eau" award for this from the water agency.

2001
Expansion of the stock preparation and full conversion of the drying section, the drive and steam generation.

2006
Papeteries du Rhin is now wholly-owned by the Kunert Group.

2007
Conversion of the stock preparation.

2010
Conversion of the wet end.

2015
Energy project, together with the joint board of the Region Mulhouse and the French Agency for Energy Management.

Together to a successful future

As a company of the Kunert Group, we do not see ourselves solely as a manufacturer. Instead, we are advisors and contact partner No. 1 for you. We at Papeteries du Rhin ensure that core board is always available for the manufacture of your paper cores in the required quantity and quality. When manufacturing our core board, we focus on your requirements for your paper core solutions.

This close relationship pays off for you in particular, because the knowledge about the influence of the raw material on your paper cores flows directly into the production of the core board. What makes us stand out? Intensive advice, many years' experience and reliable products. In this way we overcome any challenge – today and in the future.