Menasha, Wisconsin - Mondi Coatings' US unit Akrosil llc has received regulatory clearance and successfully completed a previously announced deal with Nitto Americas regarding the Nitto facility (to be re-named Mondi Pleasant Prairie) in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
This new state-of-the-art facility will complement existing Mondi Coatings facilities in Menasha, Wisconsin, and Lancaster, Ohio, strengthening Mondi´s offering for specialised release liner in North America and providing "ample room for expansion," the company said. "This investment benefits our customers as we significantly enhance our overall production portfolio and allows us to offer further print capabilities for hygiene and film", Thomas Schäbinger, ceo of Mondi Coatings, added.
Mondi Pleasant Prairie adds nearly 450 million sq.m of capacity and has ample room for expansion, the company said. With three release-liner facilities now in Wisconsin and Ohio, Mondi claims to continue optimising synergies between the plants while at the same time shortening development cycles due to improved focus on individual technical expertise in each plant.
Mondi claims to be a key player in the insulated panel industry. It says its Coating & Release business offers building industry products, including insulation materials and building membranes based on advanced polymer technology, new raw materials and co-extrusion technology.