Specialty Materials



Partnering with management to grow a leading provider 
of specialty and high-performance direct thermal coatings 
and solutions to the packaging market

Founded in 1907 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, Appvion is a leading provider of specialty and high-performance direct thermal coatings for label and film solutions as well as renewable, fiber-based consumer and industrial packaging solutions. Appvion’s functional coating solutions are applied to a wide variety of flexible substrates, including products from an FDA-compliant facility.


Wynnchurch invested in Appvion in December 2021.


Appvion presents an attractive opportunity to acquire an industry leader in a growing market driven by e‑commerce, food, medical, industrial, and other packaging end markets.


Wynnchurch will partner with management to expand product categories and geographies, while continuing to deliver the most innovative and sustainable solutions in the industry.