Excellent cooperation: the Felix Schoeller Group and Canson win the Franco-German Business Award
Osnabrück, January 2016
On 2 December 2015, the Osnabrück-based specialty paper manufacturer and the French paper manufacturer received a special award from the Franco-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) in Paris in recognition of their fruitful collaboration.
The aim of the collaboration between the two companies has been to jointly develop papers for high-end photo prints. Canson’s very high grade fine art base papers are coated with the Felix Schoeller Group‘s innovative coatings. The combination produces top-quality substrates for high-end photographs.
“The collaboration with our highly competent partner Canson is creating new solutions again and again. Our mutual exchange of ideas is creating a powerful innovative force that constantly produces new products for new applications,” says Guido Hofmeyer, Felix Schoeller Group’s Executive Vice President, describing the fruitful collaboration between the companies. “Canson and Schoeller are both companies with a long tradition, they both use the very latest technology and they share a delight in and passion for our products. This creates products that are unparalleled anywhere in the world. We and our French partners complement each other perfectly,” continues Hofmeyer.
“We were looking for a partner to enable us to make the best possible use of technological progress,” says Philippe Souquet, Canson’s CEO, speaking of what prompted the collaboration. “The Felix Schoeller Group has become that partner.” Canson’s collaboration with the Osnabrück-based manufacturer of high-end specialty papers has produced the Canson Infinity range of papers for digital and art photography, which is now on sale in over 50 countries.
Background information on Canson
Canson® is the worldwide leader in Fine Art paper making and manufacturing. Since 1557, papers such as Montval®, Mi-Teintes® have become emblem brands for the most famous artists worldwide including Ingres, Delacroix, Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, … Canson® is also an important player in the storing arena to ensure maximum longevity to images: conservation board, passe-partout and acid free archival storage boxes are used by the most famous museums. Canson® is known for its range of school products and leisure, craft and hobby products.The history of Canson® and photographic paper is intertwined. Canson® is the last photographic paper manufacturing pioneer still standing. In 1865, Canson® was granted an international patent for the improvement of albumen paper, the first commercially exploitable method of producing a photographic print on a paper base from a negative. This patent simplified the photo printing process, improved the quality of the print, while making the process less expensive. Canson® is celebrating in 2015 the 150 year anniversary of the first photographic paper patent that revolutionized the world of photography. Canson® has retained its spirit of innovation by combining centuries of papermaking experience and technically advanced coatings. Canson® uses natural minerals and the purest materials to offer you age-resistant inkjet papers.
Canson® Inkjet Fine Art Photo papers & canvas present exceptional quality and character combined with stellar printing performance, consistency and value. Canson® Infinity provides a wide colour gamut, High D-Max value, and excellent image sharpness.
Background information on the Felix Schoeller Group
Founded in 1895, the Felix Schoeller Group is a family business with worldwide operations producing specialty papers. With around 2,340 employees, the renowned Osnabrück-based company produced and marketed almost 310,000 tonnes of specialty papers in 2014 and posted a total turnover of appr. 720 million euros. The Felix Schoeller Group develops, produces and markets specialty papers for photographic applications, digital printing systems, the packaging market, self-adhesive applications and for the furniture, wood-based products and wallpaper industry.
In addition to its Osnabrück main site and headquarters, the Felix Schoeller Group has four other production facilities in Germany - in Weissenborn and Penig in Saxony, in Titisee-Neustadt (Baden-Württemberg) and in Günzach (Bavaria). It also has production facilities in the USA and Canada and is involved in a joint venture in the Russian Federation. It has sales & service centres in Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow and Prague.
The Felix Schoeller Group exemplifies uncompromising quality, unique flexibility and true partnership. The result: Best Performing Papers. Worldwide. Since July 2013 the Felix Schoeller Group has been the official premium paper partner of the German Olympic team.
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