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FiberMark to Merge conVerd into North American Operations

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FiberMark, West Springfield, Mass., USA, an integrated producer of fiber based specialty materials in the U.S. and the U.K., reports that it will merge conVerd, Elk Grove Village, Ill., into its operations. ConVerd provides paper based print media solutions to the wide and grand format print markets. The deal is expected to close in mid-April.

ConVerd will become a part of FiberMark’s wide and grand format ink jet 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 VP and GM 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 ink jet business," said Chris McInerney, FiberMark’s SVP of Sales. The conVerd product line and the FiberMark wide format ink jet product line are both U.S. manufactured, PVC free, and FSC certified.

"The conVerd-FiberMark combination will enable conVerd to dramatically accelerate our growth opportunity," said Paul Paulette, 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."

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 production, saturating, performance coating, calendering, laminating, embossing, and roll converting. With six U.S. locations and one in Europe, the company has been producing 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


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