Lana Papiers Spéciaux sold to Lasse Brinck

Source: Lana Papiers Spéciaux
11 Oct 2013 − 

Lana Papiers Spéciaux has exited receivership and has been taken over by entrepreneur Lasse Brinck. The new managing director plans to focus on the production of paper, labels and packaging containing security features for luxury packaging.

French Company Lana Papiers Spéciaux has found a buyer. In an official statement, Danish entrepreneur Lasse Brinck announced he acquired the specialty paper manufacturer that had been in receivership since January. According to a company spokesperson, the takeover had been completed on 8 October.

Mr Brinck said that Lana would continue producing security, art, graphic and technical papers but would further develop these sectors. He told EUWID he planned to focus more on the protection of luxury products such as wine or perfume against forgery. "Brand manufacturers find it more and more difficult to guarantee the authenticity of their products since printed security features can be imitated too easily," he said. That was why he planned to insert security features into the paper itself. These were much more difficult to copy, he explained.

Lana operates two paper machines at its site in Strasbourg which have a combined production capacity of 15,000 tpy. According to the company, around 65 % of the machines' capacity is currently utilised. Lana has 59 employees, but Mr Brinck aims to raise the number of employees to 65 as soon as possible.

Find the entire article and any associated background information in EUWID Pulp and Paper no. 42.

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