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Kaukauna, WI (September 29, 2015) – Expera Specialty Solutions, LLC (“Expera”) announced today the shutdown of assets related to the Old Town pulp mill (“Old Town”) in Maine. Expera acquired the assets in December 2014. Expera purchased the facility after the mill had been closed indefinitely by its previous owners. “Expera successfully restarted the mill,” […]

Unique Coatings for Specific End-use Applications

Laura Shadley Product Development Chemist Today, many PS Tape manufacturers are pushing their businesses into niche market segments that provide higher profitability. These markets often require unique coatings to meet the performance demands of the application. Understanding the needs of the specific application allows release liner suppliers to pair the right coating formulas with the […]

Selecting Paper-Based Tape Backings

Creped and extensible tape backings can be used in a variety of applications due to their ability to stretch and conform. By Tom Wengelski, Manager Sr. Product Development Engineer Today’s manufacturers invest considerable resources to select the proper backing for a specific application, therefore pressure-sensitive tapes are often designed to meet specific end-use performance criteria. […]

Paper Based Release Liners

John Theisen Senior Product Development Engineer Abstract: An overview of paper based release liners is provided explaining the differences in product attributes including strengths and weaknesses of each type of liner. A market breakdown showing the relative share of paper versus filmic release structures and general differences between the two are summarized. The sustainability aspects […]


Kaukauna, WI (December 5, 2014) – Expera Specialty Solutions, LLC (“Expera”), a portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners, LP, announced today the acquisition of certain assets related to the Old Town Fuel & Fiber pulp mill (“Old Town”).  Expera acquired the assets free and clear of substantially all liens, claims, encumbrances and interests through an […]

Expera announces Triple Chain-of-Custody Certification

Kaukauna, WI: October 29, 2014: Expera Specialty Solutions announced this week it has completed renewal of Chain-of-Custody Certification and now offers certification through the Forest Stewardship Council®  (FSC®), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), as well as certification from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) at all four of their Wisconsin facilities.  Previously […]