CPH at a glance
CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG is a diversified, international industrial group based in Switzerland, which develops, produces and markets products in the fields of chemistry, paper and packaging.
The CPH Group's business divisions appear on the market as independent companies with their own strong brands.
The Chemistry division is based on Switzerland's oldest still existing chemical factory in Uetikon, dating back to 1818. The present-day core area of silicate chemistry produces and distributes molecular sieves and silica gels under the name of "Zeochem", with branches in Switzerland, the USA and in China.
Paper has been manufactured in the central Swiss village of Perlen since 1873. The launch of PM7 in September 2010 saw "Perlen Papier AG" become the largest producer of newsprint and the only manufacturer of magazine paper in Switzerland. Perlen Papier AG constitutes the largest business division of the CPH Group.
Coating work began in Perlen in 1962. Under the name of "Perlen Packaging", the Packaging Division today offers the full range of products, from PVC monofilms to coated PVdC high-barrier films. Perlen Packaging is the only system provider to have a clear worldwide pharmaceutical profile, and maintains operations in Switzerland, Germany, the USA and China.
A total of around 1000 personnel work for the CPH Group in five countries. A worldwide network of agents rounds off the divisions' extensive presence in their various markets.