Pixelle Specialty Solutions has completed the acquisition of two specialty paper mills from Verso Corporation becoming one of the largest paper producers in North America manufacturing currently over one million tons annually.
The company specializes in multiple paper grades including release papers, thermal labels, food and beverage labels, food packaging papers, inkjet papers, casting liners, book papers, carbonless and forms, security papers, envelope and converting papers, and various niche products.
‘Customers now have access to the specialty papers industry’s largest assembly of technical expertise, product knowledge, skilled labor and production capabilities,’ said Timothy Hess, CEO of Pixelle. ‘At this industry-leading scale, we can provide customers with advanced capabilities such as barrier coatings, customized coating technologies, release and casting chemistries, inkjet innovations, document security, and short-run custom colors.’
Pixelle now operates a four-mill specialty paper system: Jay, ME; Chillicothe, OH; Spring Grove, PA; and Stevens Point, WI. Three have on-site pulp mills. Collectively the mills deploy 12 paper machines and produce more than one million tons of paper annually. In addition, Pixelle operates a converting facility in Fremont, OH and strategically located wood sourcing operations committed to sustainable forestry throughout its operating regions.
Commenting on the most recent Pixelle acquisition, executive chairman, Steven Klinger said, ‘Our experience and focus is on building paper businesses that achieve excellence in customer service and satisfaction, product quality and innovation, and employee safety and performance while maintaining strong community partnerships and environmental stewardship. Pixelle has a great reputation in the market and through this acquisition we believe the company is even better positioned to be the partner of choice for our customers.’