Felix Schoeller Plans Expansion of Release Liner Manufacturing to North America
The global Felix Schoeller Group is announcing plans to invest in a manufacturing operation for Release Liners at their Pulaski, New York facility. After years of rapid business growth, the company is now recognized as a leading manufacturer of siliconized poly-coated kraft (PCK) liners. Based on the unique integration into paper making, extrusion coating and siliconizing, Felix Schoeller Release Liners have become a benchmark in the self-adhesive graphics, tape, and industrial markets.
The planned investment in North America is not only a geographic expansion but will also add new capabilities: The new operation is designed to coat both solventless and solvent based silicone systems to best meet the requirements of current and future customers. The new operation is expected to be operational by 2023.
“Building the new North American operation is a very logical step in our global Release Liner strategy”, states Michael Szidat, CEO of Felix Schoeller North America. “A manufacturing presence in our key North American market will elevate us from an important supplier to a true partner for our customers. And expanding our technology to include solvent coatings will allow our customers and us to bring the Felix Schoeller performance promise to a whole new set of markets and applications.”
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