ROLKEM has been manufacturing phenolic resins and technical impregnated paper for 50 years.
The site covers more than 2 hectares, in the industrial zone of Mourenx, near Pau, in the south of France's Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.
The plant has a production capacity of 25 million m² of impregnated paper and 16,000 tonnes of phenolic resins per year.

Our story

1973: LANDEX invests in the industrial complex of LACQ, between Pau and Biarritz, in the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the southwest of France

1982: ROUGIER, BDO and LANDEX merge to become R.O.L, a subsidiary of the SAINT-GOBAIN Group
1993: The Irish group SMURFIT (which will become SMURFIT KAPPA) buys the paper-wood branch of SAINT-GOBAIN

2014: NANKAI PLYWOOD Group acquires ROLKEM in Mourenx, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, and NP ROLPIN in Labouheyre, Landes

Positive innovation as a driving force


ROLKEM has been a subsidiary of the Japanese group NANKAÏ PLYWOOD since 2014, specialising in wooden interior design products. Our products meet the highest standards. Light, resistant and easy to use, they are suitable for the most discerning clients.


The group boasts a research centre, a factory in Shido, a logistics centre, a warehouse in Asahimachi and two factories. We are committed to the development of sustainable, quality and environmentally friendly products.

NANKAI PLYWOOD takes up new innovative challenges daily. At the heart of its management is a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach. Its objective is to contribute to the creation of a fair society, in compliance with laws and regulations. With stable growth, we have a turnover of approximately 150 million euros and employ more than 1,600 people.

Our technical support



Integrated French purchasing and recognition of the site's PEFC and FSC chain-of-custody certifications obtained in 2009 and 2019, supported by heritage and shared environmental values



The development of biobased resins has been at the heart of Rolkem's strategy since 2013



Technical processes that reprocess all site water in the manufacturing process