1822: René Bolloré invents a process for manufacturing thin papers and founds a paper plant near Quimper, France.
In 1918, with the market for cigarette tobacco and roll-your-owns growing rapidly, René Bolloré launched a new cigarette paper on the market--OCB, for Odet Cascadet Bolloré.
In the 1950s, Bolloré bought control of another well-known French cigarette paper manufacturer, Zig-Zag. That company had been founded by Maurice and Jacques Braunstein in 1879. Based in Paris, the company built a dedicated cigarette paper production plant, the Papeterie de Gassicourt, near the town of Mantes in 1882. The Braunsteins began developing new cigarette paper production technologies, and in 1894 launched the product that was to make the company famous the world over: the Zig-Zag brand of cigarette papers. The product owed its name to the company's patent overlap packaging technique.
Through the 1960s and into the 1970s the rolling paper market, despite losing sales to the rising popularity of packaged cigarettes, discovered a new market rooted in the era's counterculture.
In 1986, Bolloré bought out JOB, taking control of the world's three leading cigarette rolling paper brands, JOB, Zig-Zag, and OCB.
Source: Groupe Bolloré
Et Rizla+ alors? non, il appartient au groupe Imperial Tobacco.
Les très riches heures du papier à rouler : Musée du papier d'Angoulême
(Merde alors, je savais qu'en fumant des cigarettes blondes, j'engraissais les cigarettiers américains mais je ne me doutais pas qu'en les roulant, je participais au financement des vacances du Président de la République.)
L'histoire du zouave sur Zig-Zag.com