Shaping our Future. Together.

Each day, the Appvion team connects millions of individuals, businesses, and communities around the world in a responsible and resourceful manner. As we celebrate our 115th anniversary, we’re proud to deliver solutions that impact consumers’ everyday life and help keep our world moving. Together, we are building a bright and safe future as we look to define the next hundred years.


Our team members are driven to think critically, experiment liberally, and challenge the status quo. We hold a galvanizing vision that excites and motivates our people — the force of our future — who can impact our world and change it for the better. We have built a culture of openness to new ways of thinking (and re-thinking) strategic perspectives. It is inspiring, and it drives rapid results and innovation. If something is not working — or could be working better — you can bet that we are already looking for a new solution.

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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.

Our Shared Purpose

To be the leader in creating sustainable solutions for the everyday world using advanced materials science

Our Common Values


Our #1 priority and single most important element we can each practice every day.


We value diversity of thought, skills and personalities; we aspire to work at our paramount potential every day; and seek to feel appreciated and recognized for what we do and how we contribute.


We value honesty and transparency, all the time; integrity is grounded in mutual respect.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sparked creation of our business 115 years ago, remains alive and vigorous today as we look to the future.


We set the bar high and challenge each other to achieve our targets.

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.