Koehler Paper Group

Sustainable Packaging Paper and Board for Multiple Applications

Papierfabrik August Koehler SE, Hauptstraße 2, 77704 Oberkirch, Germany

Papierfabrik August Koehler SE, Hauptstraße 2, 77704 Oberkirch, Germany



Koehler is a globally renowned developer of specialty paper for the packaging, food processing and manufacturing industries. Koehler aims to develop flexible packaging paper solutions and high-quality board for electronics, perfume and cosmetics applications.

Koehler is a family-owned company. It is run in the eighth generation and has developed over the past decades into the market leader and quality leader in several product areas. The headquarters are located in Oberkirch in the southwest of Germany.

Koehler produces various types of specialty paper. These include thermal paper, carbonless paper, decor paper, fine paper, recycled paper, flexible packaging paper and also products made from wood pulp cardboard. Koehler is also a world market leader in the production of beer coasters.

Flexible packaging paper

Koehler offers an extensive portfolio of standard paper for the flexible packaging sector. Our products include one-side coated paper, as well as uncoated paper made of 100% virgin fibre pulp, which is suitable for a wide variety of applications such as pouches, bags and yoghurt pot labels and lids.

The concept of sustainability plays an important role at Koehler. For example, no optical brighteners are used in the Koehler NexFlex product line. The natural whiteness of the paper is highlighted instead.

In addition to standard paper for flexible packaging, Koehler also presents the innovative development of a sustainable barrier paper for the Koehler NexPlus product line. This paper is finished with a functional coating. Details about our products can be found in the tab ‘Products and Services’.

The world’s largest Yankee cylinder, which Koehler has installed at its Kehl site, ensures that the paper has a certain uniqueness. For example, the paper retains a high volume despite its high smoothness.

Sustainable packaging solutions

Koehler is an established producer of recycled paper and board solutions. Made from 100% secondary fibres, our recycled board is available in a wide variety of colours and applications. World-renowned customers rely on Koehler’s high-quality products.

Thanks to their natural feel, strong colours and excellent processing properties, they provide high-quality results. Many of these have been awarded Germany’s ‘Blue Angel’ eco-label, which highlights sustainability.

Packaging paper from the fine paper sector is characterised by its quality feel and offers a wide range of possible embossings, which transforms the packaging into an eye-catcher. In addition, the paper can be processed and refined excellently.

Packaging research and development expertise

To accelerate the global transition to responsible and sustainable packaging solutions, Koehler manufactures barrier paper with functional surfaces. These products have barriers that in the past only plastic or multi-layer composites could offer. These include barriers for water vapor, aroma, oxygen or mineral oil to name a few.

Koehler has already entered collaborations with brand owners and converters to develop sustainable paper solutions for food, confectionery, cosmetics and other applications.

In addition, the company operates the Green Coating Collaboration with the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. This unique research partnership aims to create better sustainable packaging solutions for all industries.

Details about our products can be found in the tab ‘Products and Services’.

More about Koehler

For more than 210 years, Koehler has built up comprehensive experience and a top reputation. The company is known among its customers for its reliability and consistently high levels of quality. Koehler aims to develop innovative solutions that are not only sustainable but also reliable.

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Flexible Packaging Paper

One-side coated, uncoated and barrier paper build the portfolio of flexible packaging paper from Koehler.

Fine Paper

Koehler’s fine paper made of pure virgin fibre pulp is also suitable for high-quality packaging for the cosmetics, perfumery and electronics sectors.

Recycled Paper

Recycled paper from Koehler made of 100% top-quality secondary fibre materials are particularly suitable for the high-quality packaging of exclusive products in segments such as perfumery or electronics.

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Over more than 210 years, Koehler has built up a reputation as a globally renowned developer of specialty paper and paper for the packaging industry. 

Koehler Paper Group

Papierfabrik August Koehler SE

Hauptstraße 2

77704 Oberkirch

Germany

+49 (0) 7802 81-0 www.koehlerpaper.com