• Introducing: EarthChem™

    Appvion's new sustainable direct thermal product portfolio, EarthChem™, is home to innovative, environmentally friendly paper and film direct thermal products that embody the company's commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

  • New Product:
    Résiste® 165 E

    Résiste® 165 E is a top-coated direct thermal label facestock that was specifically designed with our revolutionary phenol-free direct thermal chemistry to revolutionize package delivery and logistics direct thermal label production with enhanced end-user performance and value.

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What We Do

For more than 100 years, Appvion has added value to paper by applying a coating to make it more printable. Our R&D programs, industry knowledge, and technical expertise ensure we are the ideal partner for direct thermal and coating applications worldwide. Our direct thermal technology capabilities help our customers keep the world moving ahead, as our products are key solutions for so many tickets, tags, labels, and packages that consumers touch daily.

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What Sustainability Means to Us

Sustainability is a core component of our strategy, and Create a Better Tomorrow is our commitment to creating positive change — for our planet, our communities, our families, and every living thing on the planet. It takes more than science and technology to transition to a better world: it also requires people who care about each other, the environment, the future, and their actions. 
Quite simply, we aim to use our chemistry and manufacturing expertise to contribute to a prosperous society, and our framework prioritizes three themes that enable Appvion to deliver on its commitments. Together, we can push the boundaries for a better tomorrow.
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    Work Smarter

    We have a responsibility to use as few resources as efficiently as possible.

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    Act Responsibly

    Acting responsibly is a cornerstone of our culture and critical to our success.

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    Optimize Design

    We take every opportunity to reduce waste and use more renewable materials.

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Our Products

Appvion innovates direct thermal and specialty coating solutions that serve a wide range of markets such as retail, healthcare, transportation, entertainment, and food packaging. Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, we are the market leader of direct thermal paper and direct thermal film products in North America, and we’re a world-class leader in renewable, fiber-based consumer and industrial packaging solutions. We have a broad range of water-based coatings and application technologies to meet everyday product performance requirements.
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Appvion Insights

Our blog and media insights allow us to interact with you and inform you about the happenings at Appvion. We hope you find our newsroom to be a valuable resource for information regarding our latest innovations, recent company news, community involvement, and interesting stories from Team Appvion. 


May 31, 2024

Thermal Transfer vs. Direct Thermal Printing: Which is Better for Package Delivery and Logistics Labels?


Mar 5, 2024

What is Direct Thermal Paper and How Does it Work?


Mar 9, 2023

The Benefits of Using Recycled Fiber Content for Direct Thermal Labels


Mar 3, 2023

Best Practices for Flexographic Printing | Appvion

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This is Appvion

The courage to pioneer, the ingenuity to devise and adapt, the tenacity to persevere – these qualities of the human spirit are invariably embedded into the matrix of our organization. Our success comes from rolling up our sleeves as an extension of your team to ensure everyday business runs smoothly and efficiently. We’re a committed partner who innovates with you, creating solutions for a profitable, sustainable future.
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