Crown Van Gelder Publishes 2020 Sustainability Report

2020 was a turbulent year and 2021 still is. Everybody around the world is dealing with the massive impact of the Corona (COVID-19) virus. It also impacted the results of Crown Van Gelder in 2020 but we were able to write black figures. Our priority was to protect the health of our employees and maintain the service to our customers within the given circumstances.

After two years of research in 2020 Crown Van Gelder developed Crown Native with the Dutch agricultural cooperative Cosun Beet Company as a strategic partner. The agricultural process residue from Cosun’s production process, beet pulp, forms a valuable resource for the paper and Crown Van Gelder succeeded in creating paper made out of 20% beet pulp, thus achieving environmental gains in several areas. Crown Van Gelder will start selling paper made with sugar beet fibres in 2021.

In 2020 Crown Van Gelder developed a new book papergrade for Barack Obama’s memoir ‘A Promised Land’ and is honored having supplied this paper for Barack Obama’s 768 page book. This new grade a special creamy paper which only weights 45 Lb (66 g/m2) but has a very high opacity and limited ‘show through’.
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