Beetham produces paper for medical device packaging, food packaging and other types of industrial purposes. Specific applications include grease-resistant paper for fast-food industry and direct-seal sterile barrier paper for single use medical devices.


About Beetham

Our production facility in Beetham, a few miles north of Lancaster in the South Lakeland district, Cumbria, UK, is a world-leading manufacturer of medical equipment packaging and food packaging intended for users with high demands on purity, printability, sterilization and strength. The kraft paper produced in Beetham is used for medical applications such as dressings, syringe packs, bags and pouches, for food packaging such as fast food bags, butter, lard, food and bakery wraps, as well as industrial applications such as sack enclosure, decorative laminate and glass interleaving.


Products: Kraft Paper Flexible > Kraft Paper Medical > Kraft Paper Speciality >

Market segments: Industrial > Medical & Hygiene > Food & Beverages >

Production capacity: 45 000 tonnes/year

Number of employees: 140

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Paper has been produced in Milnthorpe and at the Waterhouse Paper Mill since 1788. In 1791, the mill was converted into milling operations only to return to paper production in the beginning of the 19th century. In 1919, the mill was taken over by Falls Paper Mill Co. Ltd which carried out extensive modernization. The current production facility was established in 1932 but was used for a short period of World War II as a warehouse by The Ministry of Supply. Operations resumed in 1946 with a capacity of 4,000 tonnes per year. In 1954 an MG cylinder was installed and in 1964, Beetham was the leading manufacturer of MG kraft paper in the UK. After a couple of ownership and name changes between 1990 and 1999, BillerudKorsnäs (then Billerud AB) 2004 took over the operation.


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Contact and visiting information

Switchboard: +44 1539 565 000

Amanda Morgan
HR & Communications Manager

Ying Sou
Mill Director

BillerudKorsnäs Beetham Ltd 
Cumbria LA77AR,
United Kingdom