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The German Paper Solution (GPS) is a 100% subsidiary of ERFURT & Sohn KG. Since 1827, a large variety of specialty papers have been produced in our factory alongside the river Wupper, proving that paper-making has a long-standing tradition here. As a family-owned business in the 8th generation our thinking as well as our actions are driven by a sense of the long-term implications and of our impact in terms of sustainability. Continuous investment not only into our machinery but also into our staff is what makes the GPS one of the leading producers of specialty papers and nonwoven products. Green thinking, long-term relationships with our customers and the willingness to meet new developments open-minded have been key in the GPS' developing into what it is today.

As a member of the ERFURT-group, we consider the responsible handling of all resources, including the natural ones, a key part of our company's philosophy.
Further information on how serious we take the topic of sustainability you can find here.

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Our history: From 1827 until today

1827 - 1843 Handmade filter paper, printing paper
1844 Installation of the first paper machine
1864 Rauhfaser as shop window decorative paper
1885 Improved wallpaper base, velour paper, ingrain paper
1914 Paper for emergency currency, paper for food stamps
1917 Start of wallcovering production, take-over of Wenzel & Br├╝ninghaus
1972 Anaglypta/Novaboss embossed wallpaper
1993 Installation of Yankee dryer
1995 Introduction of product groups Vliesfaser and Variovlies
1997 Modernisation of wastewater treatment system
2012 Introduction of base papers
  ECO-Vliese (nonwoven products made from recycled fibres)
2016 Introduction of pre-pigmented nonwoven products (V-Vlies)
  Variovlies Aqua
2017 Introduction of base papers PRO
2018 Variovlies F 170 "like hand-made"
  Extension of paper machine Phase 1/2
  Modernisation of power plant - Conversion to 100% natural gas
2019 Nonwoven products for technical and decorative coatings
  Extension of paper machine Phase 2/2
2020 Introduction of GIGA-Rolle - Wallpaper rolls of up to more than 300cm width
  Introduction ELLA (first CO2-neutral wallcovering, packaged without plastics)
  Development of new packaging papers