World-Class Coating Solutions Provider
Appvion innovates sustainable specialty coating solutions that are a part of many tickets, tags, labels, and packages consumers touch daily. Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, we are the market leader of direct thermal paper and film products in North America and a world-class leader in renewable, fiber-based solutions for consumer and industrial packaging. Our 115-year-long history began as a leading producer of carbonless and microencapsulation advancements. Today, our business groups have a collective focus on harnessing the power of materials science and innovation to serve a wide range of markets such as retail, healthcare, transportation, entertainment, and food packaging. Appvion is a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital L.P.
A Strong Beginning
Our founder, Charles S. Boyd, believed he could add value to paper by applying a coating to make it more printable. He chose Appleton, Wisconsin as the site for his plant because of the paper mills dotting the shores of the Fox River that could feed basestock to his new enterprise. At the time, paper machines could not make and coat paper in a single operation, creating a market niche for independent paper converters.