Channeled Resources expands capabilities with new coater

New coater technology enhances product portfolio at marathon, Wisconsin facility 

Channeled Resources Group (CRG), a manufacturer of blank shipping labels, release liner, and supplier of laminated papers and films, has installed a new coater at its ISO 9001: 2015 certified Marathon, Wisconsin facility.  

Channeled Resources has been a longtime supplier of release liners to a diverse range of industries, including tape, envelopes, industrial applications, medical, automotive and construction. Complementing its extensive lineup of standard materials, CRG offers tailored solutions, either matching existing products or developing custom release liners to meet customer needs. 

Todd Schweigert, general manager of CRG, said: ‘We are thrilled to be adding this impressive piece of machinery in Marathon. It will allow us to produce a more consistent, high-quality release liner and the engineering of this machine will offer higher run speeds and improved efficiencies.’  

The new 70in coater, manufactured by SAM, a manufacturer of converting equipment, will complement the existing 65in coater in Marathon, and join the 40in and 22in narrow-width coater in the company’s Toronto location. Once fully commissioned, the new coater will increase efficiencies, more than double capacity, and allow CRG to expand its product portfolio.  

Cindy White, president of CRG, added: ‘It was imperative that we expand our capacity and increase efficiencies to meet the needs of our growing release liner business, and this new coater will do exactly that, along with allowing us to expand our portfolio of liner products being produced in this facility.’