Start of a new business era after successful spin-off of the paper manufacturing activities

Separation of paper business from chemistry and packaging activities of CPH Group AG successfully effected. Off-exchange trading in shares of the newly spun-off and newly founded Perlen Industrieholding AG begins today.

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Spin-off of the paper business approved

The shareholders of CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG (CPH) voted at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Perlen to approve the separation proposed in March 2024 of the company’s paper manufacturing business from its chemistry and packaging activities by 98,2 %.

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Annual General Meeting approves all proposals

CPH's Annual General Meeting has approved all agenda items by a large majority.

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Zeochem acquires India-based Sorbead India and Swambe Chemicals

Zeochem, the chemistry division of the CPH Group, is to acquire Sorbead India and Swambe Chemicals.

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Investor Day 2023: Special focus on sustainability

The focus of this year's Investor Day of the CPH Group was on the sustainability strategy. This was further developed and sharpened.

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Perlen Papier celebrates 150 years

400 invited guests, a party for the employees and an open day for more than 8000 visitors: this is how Perlen Papier AG celebrates its 150th anniversary on September 8 and 9.

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Innovation born of motivation

Constantly improving product, process and service quality to create and supply high-quality products and thereby maintain a strong competitive position in its target markets is a core competence of the CPH Group.

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Annual General Meeting with record attendance

The 51st Annual General Meeting of CPH approved all agenda items with a large majority.

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Coating plant in Brazil inaugurated

At the beginning of November, Perlen Packaging's new coating plant in Anápolis was inaugurated and put into operation with a ceremony.

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Investors’ Day 2022: Sustainability and innovation in the spotlight

The focus of the Investors’ Day 2022 was on the Chemistry Division. Special attention was also paid to the CPH Group's sustainability strategy.

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Ten apprentices successfully complete their vocational training

This summer, ten apprentices successfully completed their training at the Perlen site. Among them are two refugees from Afghanistan who managed to enter the Swiss labor market in this way.

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Lake bed in front of former chemical production site is redeveloped

Remediation of the lake bed in front of the former production site of the Chemistry Division in Uetikon has begun. The CPH Group is bearing 80% of the costs.

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3 business divisions, 3 success stories

As a reaction to the increasing demand, the Chemistry and Packaging divisions are expanding their production facilities. The Paper Division’s climate-neutral paper, on the other hand, enables its customers to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Annual General Meeting approves all agenda items

For the first time since 2019, the Annual General Meeting of CPH was again able to take place with the physical presence of the shareholders. They approved all agenda items with a large majority.

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Breaking ground on a new office building in the US

Construction of Zeochem's new office building in Louisville has started in June 2021. And the Chemistry Division is investing in increasing the lithium molecular sieve production capacities at the US site.

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CPH shares are listed on the Swiss stock exchange for 20 years

In June 2001, CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG shares were traded on the Swiss stock exchange for the first time.

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CPH 2021 Investors’ Day put the spotlight on Packaging

The CPH Group hosted its latest annual Investors’ Day on Monday, 14 June. This year’s event offered an update on the Group’s long-term strategy, along with a more detailed insight into its Packaging Division.

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CPH merges with its major shareholder

The Extraordinary General Meeting of CPH Chemie + Papier Holding approved the proposed merger of the company with its main shareholder Uetikon Industrieholding on June 4, 2021.

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CPH Group participates in pilot project for Covid mass testing

The CPH Group companies at the Perlen site are involved in the pilot project for weekly Covid-19 tests organized by the Canton of Lucerne.

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Claudine Mollenkopf elected to the Board of Directors

The Ordinary General Meeting elects Claudine Mollenkopf to the Board of Directors and approves all proposals of the Board of Directors with a large majority.

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The best by far

In 2020, the employees of the CPH Group were challenged by the Covid-19 crisis. Thanks to creativity, discipline, dedication and appropriate distancing, they ensured the three business divisions' delivery capability.

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The CPH share is part of the new SPI ESG index

CPH shares were included in the SPI ESG and SPI ESG Weighted sustainability indices newly launched by the Swiss stock exchange SIX.

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The first climate-neutral paper is made in Perlen

Perlen Papier will be the first supplier worldwide to offer climate-neutral paper starting January 2021. The CO2 emissions will be offset via a certified afforestation project in Uruguay.

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Life cycle assessments conducted for Chemistry and Packaging

The direct emissions of the Chemistry and Packaging divisions account for only a small proportion of the total carbon dioxide generated in their products’ production cycles.

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Successful Investors’ Day in Perlen

The focus of this year’s Investors' Day of the CPH Group was on the paper division, which is far ahead of its European competitors in terms of sustainability.

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Lower provisions required for lake bed clean-up

Canton Zurich has commissioned a full-services contractor to conduct the clean-up of the lake bed beside the CPH Group’s former Uetikon operating site. The total cost of the clean-up operation is now expected to be lower than was originally estimated and allows the CPH Group to release CHF 12 million of the provisions.

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AGM approves reduction in share nominal value

The 48th Ordinary General Meeting was held without the physical presence of the company’s shareholders, in compliance with the current COVID-19 ordinance issued by the Swiss Federal Council.

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Sustainability at CPH

The CPH Group has made major efforts to save on resources and reduce its carbon emissions over the past few years.

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Perlen Packaging opens new Anápolis plant

Perlen Packaging opened its new production plant in Anápolis, Brazil in November 2018, with a formal opening ceremony that was attended by some 60 guests. The new state-of-the-art facility produces medicinal packaging films in clean-room conditions.

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«And action!» for the CPH Group

The new corporate films transport the values and culture of the CPH Group and its divisions.

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CPH presented at Investora in Zurich

On September 19, Peter Schildknecht and Richard Unterhuber introduced the CPH Group at the largest Swiss conference for small and mid caps.

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Successful investors’ day in Rüti

On the investors' day in Rüti near Zurich, the CPH Group presented the new manufacturing facility of the Chemistry Division.

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Working together to preserve the biosphere

During the apprentice camp, two dozen CPH Group apprentices worked together to preserve the biosphere of the mountain region in Lucerne.

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AGM approves dividend increase

At the 47th Ordinary Annual General Meeting of CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG, the shareholders approved an increase in the dividend payment to CHF 1.80 per share and accepted all items on the agenda with an overwhelming majority.

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J&K Scientific: distributors worldwide

J&K Scientific has been distributing Zeochem’s deuterated compounds for ten years now. William Kerr, CEO of the China-based company, sees further application potential.

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AVAG: there’s value in waste

AVAG collects 12 000 tonnes of waste paper in Switzerland every year, which APS recycles. It’s a collaboration that benefits people and the environment alike.

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Teuto: generics for Brazil

Generic products dominate Brazil’s pharmaceuticals market. With over 3 000 employees, Teuto is one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical companies. And it’s the biggest customer of Perlen Packaging’s new Anápolis operation.

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Zeochem wins Bosnia-Herzegovina award

CPH’s Chemistry Division has earned Bosnia-Herzegovina’s "FIPA Award to the Most Significant Foreign Investors" for establishing its new production facility in Zvornik, which employs 40 personnel. Company manager Zoran Petkovic (far left in the picture) received the prestigious distinction on CPH’s behalf.

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A century of pension scheme care

Even back in the 19th Century, the Schnorf brothers looked after their employees with a company health insurance scheme. And in 1918 they founded the first occupational pension scheme of the CPH Group.

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Asylum seekers successfully integrated

Djamal Moschtaq and Salehi Seifollah came to Switzerland from their native Afghanistan as asylum seekers in 2016. They both went on to complete internships at Perlen Packaging. Djamal has now taken things one step further and began his training as a Perlen Packaging plant operator in August of this year.

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High prospects: the CPH Group welcomes its new apprentices

Sixteen young people embarked on a new phase in their lives at the end of August. They began their vocational training in nine different units at the CPH Group’s operating sites in Perlen (Switzerland) and Müllheim (Germany).

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The Schnorf Family and sulphuric acid

Two hundred years, seven generations, many successes and a few setbacks, too: Matthias Wiesmann has told the “chemical” story of the Schnorf Family in the series Swiss Pioneers of Business and Technology.

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Perlen Packaging wins Worldstar Packaging Award

The Perlamed BLISTair single-use inhaler has already earned a number of awards and distinctions. And these now include the world’s most prestigious innovation award.

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CPH marks its bicentenary with a huge party and gala dinner

The CPH Group celebrated the 200th anniversary of its foundation in style with a gala dinner followed with a major public party on its original Uetikon (Zurich) site on Saturday 26 May. And thousands came in the excellent weather to join in the festivities.

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2018 General Meeting approves all agenda items

The 46th Ordinary General Meeting of CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG approved all the items on the meeting agenda by overwhelming majorities. These included a reduction in the nominal value of the company’s share capital from CHF 30 million to CHF 12 million.

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200 years of Uetikon chemistry production

An exhibition at the Uetikon Museum tells the story of the town's chemicals factory since its foundation in 1818.

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Trainees of tomorrow

Some 160 different vocational training courses were on offer at the ZEBI Central Swiss Education Fair. And Perlen Papier made its début this year with its own fair stand.

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All good things come in threes

Perlen Packaging's revolutionary BLISTair single-use powder inhaler has already won multiple reputed packaging awards.

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Zeochem expands its U.S. operation

With growing demand for medical oxygen, Zeochem is expanding its capacities for producing the molecular sieves used for oxygen purification.

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Not just fresh but sustainable, too

In addition to recovered paper, the paper manufacturing process also requires fresh wood, which must always be available and in large quantities.

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Ready for new use

The 200 000-square-metre former production site of the Chemistry Division in Canton Aargau is being prepared for new land use.

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Perlen weir to be refurbished

Perlen Papier has been channelling water from the nearby River Reuss to help power its paper factory ever since the company was founded in 1873. A new Reuss weir is now required.

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An eco-minded alternative

With its PERLATOP line, Perlen Packaging has taken a further major step in enhancing the environmental credentials of its packaging technologies.

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A reliable local partner

Perlen Packaging supplies various medicine packaging operations of Boehringer Ingelheim all over the world. And it now also does so from its new Chinese manufacturing facility.

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Consistently high quality is the key

The Chengdu Shenleng Liquefaction Plant and Jiangsu ALSIO Technology have been working together for over ten years now, with excellent results.

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“We only use ALSIO for our molecular sieves”

Techairs is ALSIO’s most important Chinese customer. The engineering company uses only ALSIO molecular sieves when it develops new facilities.

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