History

History of Coldenhove

Coldenhove Papier is our trading name. The full name however is: W.A. Sanders Papierfabriek Coldenhove B.V. Already in 1661, the Boshoff family selected the highest location at Eerbeekse Beek (Eerbeek Brook) as construction site for their new paper mill. Apart from that, the family owned many hectares of land around the factory on which it planted thousands of trees. This forest still exists and is currently still partly the property of Coldenhove Papier, which since 1924 is owned by the families Sanders and Van Vreeswijk.

Already since its foundation, over three and a half centuries ago, Coldenhove Papier has a name to uphold with high-quality paper for special applications. From time immemorial Coldenhove Papier has a rock-solid market position with traditional products such as cardboard for the folder industry, and special envelope paper. In the nineteen seventies, Coldenhove Papier developed a portfolio with transfer papers for rotary screen printing, Screencol; herewith the enterprise set its first steps in the printing industry.

When by the end of the nineteen nineties digitalization started in industrial printing as well, the high-tech product Jetcol® was developed, a very successful patented paper for digital sublimation transfer printing. Since the introduction of Jetcol®, Coldenhove Papier has played a leading role worldwide in this industry; following and/or pushing developments, the company has meanwhile developed a broad assortment of transfer paper for many different applications.

As of 2011, innovation plays an even more prominent role within Coldenhove Papier: in that year, the Innovation & Development Department was founded. This department exclusively focuses on the development of new paper and board applications, making use of our own knowledge and experience, as well as an extensive international network of OEMs, customers and other partners. In 2012, this already resulted in the introduction of a line of digital decor papers; a second introduction – of new medical packing products –took take place in 2013.