Appleton Coated entered into an agreement to acquire the principal business of Spectra Jet, a developer and distributor of sublimation transfer papers headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois, in the US. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2017.
Spectra Jet Inc was founded in 2006 by its current owners, Guy Spinelli and Paul DeWyngaert. Since 2015, Appleton Coated has been the exclusive producer, for Spectra Jet, of Silverback paper, a product that utilizes Spectra Jet’s proprietary technology. The paper is produced at Appleton Coated’s manufacturing facility in Combined Locks, Wisconsin in the US.
Sublimation transfer paper is used to produce images on textiles or other treated materials. In this process, an image is printed, often utilizing inkjet technology, onto the paper, and then a heat press is used to sublimate the image to the fabric or other material.
John Mazuroski, Appleton Coated’s Vice President of Uncoated and Specialty Products, commented:
“We are excited to integrate Spectra Jet’s high performance sublimation transfer products into our diverse product portfolio. Appleton Coated’s unique manufacturing capabilities combined with our sales and service network will allow us to reach and serve more customers effectively.”
About Appleton Coated:
The company is a manufacturer and distributor of coated, uncoated, specialty and technical papers sold under the Ethos®, Utopia®, and other brand names. Its products are used in high-end commercial printing, textbook publishing, label papers, transactional printing and a variety of specialty, packaging and custom applications.