Appvion makes major capital investment in new curtain-coating systems for Appleton plant

Appleton, WI-based Appvion LLC, announces a significant investment in new curtain-coating equipment to improve safety and increase productivity and capacity. The systems are 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," says Laurie Andriate, CEO-Appvion. "The investment provides many benefits for Appvion and our customers, including elimination of 'double-handling' of rolls to improve productivity as well as safety of our people."

This new equipment will allow Appvion to make products more efficiently, allowing Appvion to optimize finished-goods capacity and eliminating the need to secure pre-coated base materials in a consolidating white paper market.

The announcement comes just months after the company was purchased by Wynnchurch Capital LP, a private-equity firm headquartered in Rosemont, IL.