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Glatfelter to complete upgrade of production capabilities at its Ober-Schmitten, Germany facility

Glatfelter, in 2017, will complete a three-year targeted investment program at its Ober-Schmitten facility that upgrades production capabilities to continue to meet highest market requirements for the electrical and glassine paper markets.

Glatfelter to complete upgrade of production capabilities at its Ober-Schmitten, Germany facility

Glatfelter Ober-Schmitten is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Its production competencies include sophisticated technical papers for a wide range of electrical applications including capacitors used in consumer and industrial products; insulation papers for cables and transformers; materials for industrial power inverters; electromagnetic current filters; and electric rail traction.

Ober-Schmitten’s glassine products are manufactured from the purest cellulose attained from sustainable forestry. The product is fully recyclable and compostable, and offers quality transparency and high grease resistance from mechanical processing, not chemical treatment.

Furthermore, the product is approved for food, which makes it optimal for the use in cosmetics packaging, food packaging, and pharmaceutical dosage bags. Glatfelter is fully committed to these markets and will continue to produce products within the premium quality segment.

“The most important focus for Ober-Schmitten remains outstanding quality and continued customer satisfaction,” said Mattis Gosmann, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Composite Fibers Business Unit. Furthermore, he added, “The facility will fully leverage Glatfelter’s relationship with Dreamweaver International, an advanced technology company with competencies and intellectual property for electrical products.”

 

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