conVerd to Become Part of FiberMark’s Wide- and Grand-Format Inkjet Business
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA—March 17, 2014—FiberMark, a world-class fully integrated manufacturer and global distributor crafting its fiber based specialty materials in the United States and the United Kingdom, announces that conVerd has agreed to a merger with FiberMark North America.
conVerd is recognized around the world for being a leader in providing sustainable paper based print media solutions to the wide- and grand-format print markets. conVerd’s philosophy is to create and market products that exhibit superior print performance and fitness-for-use with an eco-friendly conscience. The word conVerd is derived from the Catalan words “con” meaning with and “verd” meaning green.
conVerd will become a part of FiberMark’s wide- and grand-format inkjet business in which FiberMark’s wide-format print product line will adopt the conVerd brand name. Paul Paulette, the current owner and president of conVerd, will join FiberMark as vice president and general manager of the new conVerd/FiberMark business unit.
“This is a very exciting acquisition for FiberMark and it is a perfect fit with our existing wide-format inkjet business,” said Chris McInerney, FiberMark’s senior vice president of sales. The conVerd product line and the FiberMark wide-format inkjet product line are both U.S. manufactured, PVC-free and FSC-certified. The combined FiberMark-conVerd business will, unquestionably, be a leading provider of green, PVC alternative print media for the wide and grand-format digital print markets.
“The conVerd-FiberMark combination will enable conVerd to dramatically accelerate our growth opportunity,” noted Paul Paulette, the president of conVerd. “Adding conVerd’s unparalleled product line and marketing acumen to FiberMark’s superior customer service, manufacturing and logistics capability will enable conVerd to grow at a rate that will give a meaningful and immediate boost to FiberMark’s top line.”
The deal is expected to close in mid-April. The new conVerd division of FiberMark will exhibit at International Sign Association trade show in Orlando,FL, April 24 through 26.
FiberMark, a manufacturer of specialty cellulose and synthetic fiber-based printing media, announces a portfolio of FiberMark branded products for wide-format inkjet printers. FiberMark capabilities include paper manufacturing, saturating, performance coating, calendering, laminating, embossing, and roll converting. FiberMark is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified (FSC-C020981). With six U.S. locations and one in Europe, FiberMark has been manufacturing saturated papers and nonwovens for specialty applications for more than 100 years. Core businesses include: Luxury Packaging, Decorative Covering Materials, Performance Boards, Technical Specialties, and Digital Print Media.