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Appvion, a leading provider of direct thermal paper and film products and renewable, fiber-based solutions, focuses on harnessing the power of materials science and innovation to serve our customers. Appvion’s solutions support crucial supply chains and enable critical infrastructure, serving a wide variety of markets including retail, healthcare, transportation, entertainment, and food packaging. Check out the latest news releases and insights about how our people and technologies are more intertwined with your daily lives than ever before in human history.

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 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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Appvion Announces the Appointment of Laurie Andriate as CEO

January 20, 2022

Rosemont, IL – January 20, 2022 – Appvion, LLC (“Appvion”), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. (“Wynnchurch”), announced today that it has appointed Laurie D. Andriate as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding George Wurtz upon his retirement. Prior to joining Appvion, Laurie led Henkel AG & Co.’s global coatings, sealants and treatment business unit that focused on metal packaging, processing and coil applications for a wide variety of industries. Greg Gleason, Managing Partner at Wynnchurch…

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Appvion Sets Sail for New 2030 Sustainability Ambitions to Create a Better Tomorrow

January 18, 2022

Appleton, Wisconsin, January 18, 2022 – For nearly 115 years, Appvion has created value for customers by developing and applying proprietary coating technologies. The Company has a long history of prioritizing the sustainability of both the products made and how they make them. In 2021, Appvion released its first sustainability report, highlighting many outstanding achievements, and now the Company is proud to launch its 2030 sustainability strategy and goals. “Going into 2022, we set sail…

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Appvion Strengthens Responsible Fiber Procurement with SFI Certified Sourcing

December 10, 2021

Appleton, Wisconsin, December 10, 2021 – Appvion Operations, Inc., a leading provider of advanced materials and specialty coated solutions, has achieved Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Certified Sourcing for their operation in Appleton, Wisconsin, which was confirmed after an independent audit with internationally recognized third-party environmental certification body SCS Global Services (SCS). “Appvion is dedicated to the long-term health and viability of our forests and is committed to responsible forestry management practices. Given that about 90%…

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Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. to Acquire Appvion

December 3, 2021

Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. today entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority of the assets of Appvion Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries. “We are very excited to share that Appvion has a new sponsor. This sponsorship will enable new investments, continued expansion, and additional resources that we collectively need to accelerate growth in our AMS and Packaging & Specialty Coatings businesses. We see this as a terrific opportunity to continue delivering the same great…

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Appvion Launches Industry-Leading Phenol-Free Direct Thermal Chemistry

October 14, 2021

Appvion’s Revolutionary Phenol-Free Chemistry Will Change the Future of Direct Thermal Products Appleton, Wisconsin, October 14, 2021 – Appvion Operations, Inc., continuing its focus as a responsible coatings solution provider, introduces a patent-pending, phenol-free technology that is foundational for its future direct thermal portfolio. As a leading innovator, Appvion builds upon its long history of material science and delivers a chemistry design utilizing phenol-free materials that are safer for human health and the environment. “As…

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Appvion Announces New Business Division – Advanced Materials and Solutions

October 6, 2021

Appvion’s Advanced Materials and Solutions Division Supports Their Forward-Looking Vision Appleton, Wisconsin, October 6, 2021 – Appvion Operations, Inc. is pleased to announce the creation of their Advanced Materials and Solutions business division, which leads growth and innovation objectives that utilize core competencies and leverages the DNA of the heritage company. The Advanced Materials and Solutions (AMS) division contains the current direct thermal and dye sublimation businesses. “Rethinking the tag, label, and entertainment (TLE) thermal…

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Appvion Introduces Superior Dispersible Direct Thermal Label Solution into Product Line

September 15, 2021

Appvion’s Dispersible Direct Thermal Product Completely Disperses Within Seconds Appleton, Wisconsin, September 15, 2021 – Appvion Operations, Inc., a leading provider of advanced materials and specialty coated solutions, expands its direct thermal product platform by launching a superior Dispersible Direct Thermal label solution. Dispersible is a unique material that looks, feels, and tears like ordinary direct thermal paper but has a distinguishing feature – it disperses in cold water, hot water, and most aqueous solutions.…

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Appvion Names New Product Manager Katie Sell for Advanced Materials & Solutions

August 2, 2021

Appleton, Wisconsin, August 2, 2021 – Appvion Operations, Inc., a leading provider of advanced materials and specialty coated solutions, is proud to announce the promotion of Katie Sell to Product Manager of their flagship suite of products. She will be responsible for helping to take Appvion’s innovative direct thermal solutions to market and growing customer engagement. “Katie is integral to our product’s success, and we are thrilled to promote her to this key position. It…

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