Who We Are

LeafLAB is a dedicated business group within the SWM enterprise, with the mission to bring innovative and value-adding botanical solutions to our customers. We do this by using our technology platform and our reconstitution and paper-making expertise across a wide range of natural fibers, transforming botanicals into new, industry-leading products for diverse applications. Our bold ideas and production capabilities create a new world of botanical innovation that we are excited to share. How can we help you?


We are actively developing world-wide commercial and technical partnerships to develop or co-develop new botanical solutions into diversified sectors: beverages, packaging and cosmetics to name a few. Our goal is to present a new world of innovative possibilities to help our customers push product innovation, brand differentiation, and growth opportunities. We are open to a diverse range of collaboration models to bring your ideas to life!

We Like Fresh

We thrive on ideas and products that are new and game-changing to deliver unique consumer experiences that help our customers stand out from the crowd. That's why we observe, try, brainstorm and prototype a range of 'blue sky' ideas to generate food for thought and for testing-for your next big breakthrough!


At Home in the EU

While this mill has been operational since 1963, our LeafLAB "think tank" opened in 2014. Located in SWM's manufacturing location in Le Mans, France, it is home to a cross-functional team of experienced scientists, product specialists and business development experts.


We Honor Nature

Improving on Mother Nature is our passion, transforming botanical materials is our expertise.


At Home in the US

Thanks to SWM's global footprint, LeafLAB products are also produced in the US in Ancram, New York. This facility began operating as a paper mill in 1854-a testament to the tradition of production excellence in this area.


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