Global business segments

To reshape Sappi’s future, our 2020Vision draws on the power of One Sappi as we expand beyond pulp and paper to unlock and commercialise the potential of woodfibre-derived bioproducts.

As a longstanding leader and innovator in our industry, we deliver customised solutions for your specific needs.

We don't just supply materials, we deliver sustainable and innovative solutions. Whether you are a brand owner, converter, printer or designer, our specialities and packaging papers give you the advantage you need.

Our market-leading range of products includes:

  • Dissolving wood pulp (DWP) – Sappi is the world’s leading producer of dissolving wood pulp – a highly purified form of cellulose extracted from wood through specialised cellulose chemistry. DWP is the primary input into the manufacture of viscose staple fibre (VSF) which is a natural substitute for cotton and polyester in the textile industry, but is also used in foodstuffs, household products and pharmaceutical products
  • Graphic papers – printed communications remain effective, cost efficient and powerful in delivering messages to and eliciting actions from target audiences
  • Specialities and packaging papers – are playing an increasingly important role in an environmentally conscious world. Sappi offers products and solutions in many different segments including flexible packaging, label papers, functional papers, containerboard, paperboard, silicone base papers, technical papers, tissue papers and casting and release papers (used by suppliers to the fashion, textile, automobile and household industries), and
  • Forestry.
     

Sappi is also investing in various biochemical technologies:

  • Biomaterials and bio-energy – we’re further diversifying our business to derive additional value from wood, by extracting biorefinery products and producing energy from renewable resources, and
  • Nanocellulose – using wood pulp, we are pioneering low cost cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) production with a unique patented process in line with our intention of seeking new growth opportunities in adjacent and new markets.

 

We have manufacturing operations on three continents and sell our products in more than 150 countries. This geographic spread of our operations allows us to optimise global knowledge of market developments, operational best practices and technological advancements.

Through the power of One Sappi — committed to collaborating and partnering with stakeholders — we aim to be a trusted and sustainable organisation with an exciting future in woodfibre.
Steve Binnie, Chief Executive Officer, Sappi Limited

Sappi Europe is the leading European producer of coated fine paper. We have ten mills, 14 sales offices and 5,700 employees.

Our roots can be traced back as far as 1854 to the S D Warren Company. Today, we continue the legacy of innovation and quality as a preeminent producer of printing and packaging papers, release paper and dissolving wood pulp.

Sappi Southern Africa operates four mills and has a combined production capacity of 685,000 tons of paper, 525,000 tons of paper pulp and over a million tons of dissolving wood pulp per annum.

Learn more about Sappi Trading and each of its international divisions.

Our global activity extends to three continents, selling millions of tons of high quality products to customers all over the world.

Our senior team members are committed to leading us to success – find out more about their careers and extensive experience.

Built from proud roots in each of our regions, our history has seen us steadily grow into the global, progressive business we are today.

Discover the values that guide us in our everyday practices, inform our decisions and lead us in our strategic plans for the future.

Technology is at the heart of our business – discover how we’re making breakthroughs and discoveries that enrich lives.