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QUality commitment

Crescent Commitment to Quality

We are committed to providing the highest quality products to the markets we serve. We continue to innovate and develop new products to meet the changing needs of our customers. We make every effort to ensure that all of our products, activities and development reflect our commitment to integrity, community, and the environment.

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Industry Leadership for Over 110 Years.

The Crescent brand is recognized for its broad range of products, industry leadership in color and design, and commitment to quality. Headquartered in Wheeling, IL, Crescent serves customers in 168 countries through its U.S. location and a facility in Nattheim, Germany. Crescent Cardboard Company, LLC is the global leader in the manufacturing and marketing of paper and board products for the custom framing and art materials markets. Crescent has lead the marketplace with a rich tradition of innovation and ground breaking products that have changed the industries we serve.

A Culture of Innovation
At Crescent Cardboard, our history of creative innovation runs deep. Crescent is headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois, and is a private, family-owned company. Founded in 1902 by the Ozmun family, Crescent is now in its 5th generation of leadership and commitment to the company.

Our Brands
Crescent developed and produces some of the most recognizable and important brands in our industry. RagMat®, our premium cotton matboard line has long been recognized as the best product for preservation matting. In addition, Crescent markets additional conservation products such as Crescent Select®, Ultiblack®, and Moorman® Fabrics. Our Crescent art material products are a household brand in scholastic markets and art colleges. Students introduced to Crescent brands continue to use our products in the art studio and in commercial practice.

Our Inspiration
At Crescent, we continually look for ways to elevate our industry, our products, and our processes. We search the globe for new ideas in design & technology. Whether it’s partnering with a professional framer for new product testing and feedback, or working with fine artists to develop new substrates, we get our inspiration from our customers. Customer feedback creates opportunities for us to innovate and create products to meet their needs.


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We're Here to Help!

Crescent has a complete Customer Support team dedicated to helping you find what you need to stay current. They are experts in Crescent products and are eager to help you with product information, corner sets and samples, new product launches, merchandising and selling tools, distributor information and more.

100 W. Willow Road
Wheeling, IL 60090 USA

(888) 293-3956