The Westbrook mill was originally purchased by Samuel Dennis Warren in 1854. The mill became the center of manufacturing for the S.D.Warren Company, an early pioneer in coated printing papers. Many papermaking inventions were first developed at the Westbrook mill, and now these technologies form the foundation for many modern technical papermaking and coating processes used throughout the world today.
The Westbrook mill refocused to make casting and release papers as large modern paper machines entered the printing papers space, rendering older machines uncompetitive. Today, Westbrook is the world’s largest producer of casting and release papers, which provide the textured surfaces from which synthetic leathers, coated fabrics, decorative laminate panels and many other products are made. Some of the most interesting, novel, and timeless textures are produced at our Westbrook mill for recognized brands all over the world. In fact, you probably come across multiple products every day that have been textured by a Sappi casting and release paper made at the Westbrook mill.
Our team in Westbrook is committed to giving back to their local communities. We support more than 50 local organizations with volunteer efforts and financial contributions, including the American Cancer Society, Salvation Army, the Portland Tree Trust and over 25 local school programs. Our mill employees have also donated thousands of hours to community groups.
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