THE OCB STORY O - ODET - a location on the banks of the Odet river where, in 1822, the first paper mill was founded (it’s very useful to have water nearby when you’re making paper...) C - CASCEDEC - in Scaër, where another paper mill was located. It was rented in 1893 and bought 24 years later, in 1917. B - BOLLORE - six generations of the Bolloré family have had a major influence on the history of paper manufacturing, and particularly cigarette papers.
OCB History 1822: FOUNDING OF THE FIRST ODET PAPER MILL This is when it all began. René Corentin Bolloré (1793-1838) and his older brother Guillaume Claude Bolloré, opened the mill, laying the foundation for a line of Bolloré “paper-makers” that was to extend over 6 generations.
1918: THE OCB BRAND WAS ESTABLISHED OCB quickly developed into the leading rolling paper manufacturer in the world, setting the standard of quality and thinness for rolling papers.
TODAY: OCB IS SOLD WORLDWIDE You can find OCB on 6 continents, with huge popularity in metropolitan cities across the globe. All good things get discovered. The North American rolling community has come to love OCB, with a growing base of loyal OCB rollers.
Organic Arabic Gum THE BEST GUM FOR THE BEST PAPER! From the beginning OCB has exclusively used pure natural arabic gum extracted directly from African Acacia trees.
Acacia gum is an extract from two species of acacia trees (Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal) that grow in semi-desert conditions in Africa. Acacia gum is produced by making incisions in the bark of the trees (tapping). The sap forms nodules which are harvested to be sorted out, cleaned and processed into kibbled Acacia gum.
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT: The supplier in Africa is committed to sustainable development of the Acacia forests and to the training and well-being of the local populations.