Appvion Introduces Résiste® SR: Pre-Siliconized Direct Thermal Facestock

September 20, 2023

Coated with Appvion’s Next Generation Direct Thermal Chemistry – free of BPA, BPS, and other phenols.   APPLETON, WI – Appvion announces the launch of its latest innovation, Résiste® SR, a pre-siliconized direct thermal facestock that sets new standards for performance and reliability in the label industry. Eliminating the paper liner simplifies the labeling process, making Résiste® SR efficient and cost-effective for businesses of all sizes. It is produced with a solvent-free, emulsion-based thermal cure…

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Appvion Launches New, CleanSlate™ Film Label Facestock

June 8, 2023

A next-generation direct thermal film that aligns with corporate sustainability goals.   APPLETON, WI  – Today, Appvion expands its Next Generation Technology product offering by launching CleanSlate™, a direct thermal film that enhances traditional direct thermal performance by offering a higher level of environmental durability. Appvion’s CleanSlate™ film can be used in standard direct thermal printers for pressure-sensitive labels. With its unique color, CleanSlate™ is easily distinguishable and recognizable as a direct thermal film free…

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Appvion Develops New, Sustainable Coatings for Label Facestocks

June 1, 2023

A next-generation direct thermal coating technology free of phenolic developers (BPA, BPS, and other phenols).   APPLETON, WI  – Today, Appvion introduces its new, sustainable, patent-pending Next Generation Technology direct thermal coating that is free of phenolic developers including BPA, BPS, and other phenols. Next Generational Technology coating creates heat-stable, legible, dark images on paper and film labels, tickets, tags, and point-of-sale applications while complying with environmental regulations and corporate sustainability initiatives.   “We all…

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Appvion Announces Leadership Transition

December 8, 2022

Rosemont, IL – December 5, 2022 – Appvion (the ​“Company”), a Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. (“Wynnchurch”) portfolio company, announced today that Paul Charapata, former President and CEO of recently acquired Nekoosa Coated Products, LLC (“Nekoosa”), has been named CEO of the Appvion platform. The current CEO, Laurie Andriate, will transition to the Board of Directors. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to Appvion. Paul started his career at Avery Dennison, leading engineering,…

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Wynnchurch Invests in Nekoosa, Growing Appvion Platform

November 2, 2022

Rosemont, IL – November 2, 2022 – Appvion, a Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. (“Wynnchurch”) portfolio company, announced the addition of Nekoosa Coated Products, LLC (“Nekoosa” or the “Company”) to the platform. Headquartered in Nekoosa, Wisconsin, Nekoosa is a leading provider of specialty engineered materials for the graphics and commercial print markets in North America and Europe. Laurie Andriate, CEO of Appvion, said in a statement, “We are bringing together two great companies with complementary businesses and…

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Appvion Celebrates 115th Anniversary

October 13, 2022

Appvion is proud to deliver solutions that impact consumers’ everyday life and help keep the world moving.   APPLETON, Wis., October 13, 2022 – Appvion, a leading provider of direct thermal paper and film and renewable, fiber-based solutions, is celebrating the 115th anniversary of its establishment. This milestone reflects the company’s strong foundation in material science and value-added application of chemistries onto substrates. Appvion began in 1907 when Charles S. Boyd believed he could add…

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Appvion Launches 2022 Sustainability Report

August 22, 2022

Highlights Appvion’s Progress Toward Reaching Sustainability Goals to Create a Better Tomorrow   APPLETON, Wis., August 22, 2022 – Appvion’s commitment to sustainability has been evident throughout its 115 year history. Reflecting that commitment, the company recently issued its 2022 sustainability report, prepared in accordance with Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) requirements. The report highlights all aspects of Appvion’s sustainability strategy, which address global issues of critical importance. It showcases the company’s most significant impacts…

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Appvion Becomes a Gold-Certified Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace

May 19, 2022

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce recognizes employers who demonstrate a leadership-level commitment to promoting work/life integration for their employees FOX CITIES, Wis. – (May 19, 2022) – Appvion has been certified as a 2022 gold-level Employee Friendly Workplace in the Fox Cities by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Gold-certified employers are community leaders in promoting work/life integration by making significant investments in employee-friendly policies and practices. “Our goal is to continuously evolve our culture…

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Appvion Announces Large Capital Investment in New Coating Equipment

May 12, 2022

New Curtain Coating Technology to Improve Safety, Increase Productivity Appleton, Wisconsin, May 12, 2022 – Appvion, LLC, a Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. (“Wynnchurch”) portfolio company, announced a significant investment in new equipment slated for delivery and installation in 2023. “This is the largest single investment made in our Appleton plant for many years and marks the start of a new and exciting journey for the Appvion team,” said Laurie Andriate, CEO at Appvion. “The investment provides…

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Appvion Achieves 2021 Green Masters Recognition

January 28, 2022

Appleton, Wisconsin, January 28, 2022 – The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council has named Appvion a Green Master within its Green Masters Program. Recognizing sustainable actions by businesses from across the state of Wisconsin, the Green Masters program works to identify businesses that have taken at least one action within each of the nine pillars of sustainability. Participants in the program receive recognition for their sustainability accomplishments and develop ideas for future sustainability actions. The top…

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