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Leipa UK

2nd Floor, 30 High Street, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6AR

Leipa is the leading producer of recycled coated magazine paper, with all the attributes of virgin wood based products; Leipa’s grades are 100% recycled and are manufactured from post-consumer waste paper using state of the art technology.

Leipa offer a good example of a circular, integrated process with collection and sorting of waste paper, which is then transformed by utilising an energy and water efficient process, into quality magazine papers, resulting in one of the lowest CO2 emissions in the industry. Last year, we utilised over one million tonnes of waste paper in creating our products.

Leipa, based in the north east of Germany, is a family owned company producing paper with a conscience. In 2016, Leipa announced the acquisition of the neighbouring newsprint mill making the new site, the largest area of paper production in Europe.

The total output of 500,000 tonnes is split between two machines, PM1 and PM4, which is the latest, most modern LWC machine in Europe, built in 2004 at a cost of some €450 million.

As an independent, 100% family owned business, we are able to make long term strategic decisions and a minimum of 10% of the company turnover is reinvested every year – a strong commitment in these times. In June 2010, our bio-mass boiler commenced operation, thereby reducing our dependence on outside energy supplies and further reducing our carbon footprint

Leipa’s grades are considered suitable for a multitude of uses in magazines, catalogues, flyers with a range that goes from the high gloss ultraMAG plus to the currently trendy bulky silk / matt grades. These are available from 51gsm – 90gsm for web, cutstar and sheet fed processes.

Leipa fully understands the needs and requirements of the publishing and retail sectors. We have the aspiration to offer a quality alternative grade that also allows printers maximum efficiency and reliability, while offering value in cost and environmental conscience.

Current customers include quality women’s weekly titles, monthly specialist titles, top end catalogues and volume retail products, produced on behalf of blue chip customers. As consumers require brand owners to be socially responsible and demonstrate environmental transparency, it has been said that we manufacture the most environmentally sound paper in the world and have achieved numerous accreditations: FSC, PEFC, Eco-Label and the demanding Blue Angel. In addition, we have also obtained the prestigious award from the WWF as a producer of “Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands”.


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Contact info
Contact David Heine
Job title Managing Director of Publishing Papers
Tel 01580 292 776
Email David Heine
Address Leipa UK
2nd Floor
30 High Street
TN30 6AR
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