Neenah Paper Significantly Expands Its Paper and Packaging Portfolio with Integration of FiberMark
ALPHARETTA, Ga.—October 5, 2015—The acquisition of FiberMark by Neenah Paper, announced last quarter, is now in the process of rapid integration. Neenah Paper and Packaging customers now have immediate access to thousands of colors, textures, finishes and weights in premium papers, box wraps, folding boards and labels. Newly expanded capabilities include specialty coatings and finishing with a focus on custom work.
"This is the perfect marriage of two very complementary companies," said Julie Schertell, president, Fine Paper and Packaging at Neenah. "FiberMark is a leader in developing and providing premium specialty coatings and finishes—a perfect complement to Neenah’s strong paper and packaging manufacturing capabilities. With these new capabilities, the strength of our customer relationships, and our proven ability to execute, we are opening up unlimited possibilities to create unique and custom fabrications for our customers," added Schertell.
Expanded Paper and Packaging Portfolios Includes:
- Touché Papers: A soft, matte finish offering a softness similar to a rose petal, ideal for premium and luxury brands.
- SuedeTex Papers: A rich soft texture that simulates leather, providing unlimited creative potential.
- Neenah Folding Board and Box Wrap: Featuring 58 new stocked items, plus endless finish, texture and color combinations that can be manufactured to specific needs. Perfect for discerning packaging customers.
- Custom Make Capabilities: Enhanced specialty coating and finishing capabilities immediately provide Neenah’s customers with the opportunity for new tactile finishes and other variations to expand branding possibilities.
"With FiberMark now part of Neenah, our customers now have access to the best in fine paper and packaging with additional textures, colors, coatings and finishes, creating seemingly limitless options to help you both design and package your brand’s promise," noted Schertell. "Our new capabilities, especially for packaging, enable us to do so much more for our customers." She continued, "We are improving the image and performance of everything we touch."
For more than 100 years, Neenah Paper (NYSE: NP) has been an innovative leader in the creation and manufacturing of papers for premium writing, text, cover, digital, packaging and specialty needs. The Neenah signature portfolio includes market leading brands such as CLASSIC, ENVIRONMENT, and ROYAL SUNDANCE Papers. The company also offers envelopes in thousands of unique colors, finishes and styles.
About Neenah Packaging
Neenah Packaging provides unique and sustainable packaging papers and custom solutions for premium packaging. Its range of colors and textures—for bags, box wraps, gift cards, gift card carriers, hangtags, labels, folding board and fragrance strips—inspire visually and create a high-touch tactile connection. Neenah Packaging enables leading and emerging brands in cosmetics and fragrances; wine, spirits and craft beer; consumer electronics; and retail to deliver on their brand’s promise.
FiberMark is a world-class, fully integrated manufacturer and global distributor of specialty cellulose and synthetic fiber-based printing media. FiberMark capabilities include paper manufacturing, saturating, performance coating, calendering, laminating, embossing, and roll converting. FiberMark is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)—certified (FSC-C020981). 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.