To see an example of Fortress Paper’s work, take a look at any Swiss Franc printed after 1979. At the Landqart Mill located in Switzerland, Fortress produces security papers such as banknote, visa, and passport papers. In addition to being the sole provider of banknote paper for the Swiss currency for 30 years, the Landqart mill produces banknotes papers for more than 25 countries and is one of nine authorized suppliers of banknote paper for the Euro. Building upon Fortress’ competence in security papers manufacturing, Landqart mill has also developed innovative paper-based security products.
A responsibility for nature and the environment is embedded in the daily operations at Landqart mill. Hydroelectric power is a large part of daily operations at Landqart mill as 40% of electrical energy used at the mill is generated at the company-owned hydroelectric power plant. The mill is also ISO 14001 certified, meaning it adheres to voluntary environmental standards for manufacturing companies selling products internationally.
Fortress Paper’s Dresden Mill, located in Germany, creates specialty papers including non-woven wallpaper base, graphic, and technical papers. Non woven wallpaper base is gaining popularity due to its “dry-strippability.” The non woven wallpaper’s easy removal process is thanks to Fortress’ certain proportion of synthetic fibers which allow wallpaper manufacturers to produce these unique characteristics. The Dresden Mill has an estimated 25% of worldwide market share in non-woven wallpaper base, making Fortress an industry leader.