MPI Release LLC, a silicone coated release liner producer, has added an 87” (2,210mm) wide Polytype thermal coater, doubled production, and opened a second plant in Greenfield, IN, USA. The company also has hired a new director of sales and marketing.
The new coater is capable of applying silicone to two sides of a web in one pass; it prints inline as well as applies controlled re-moisterization to a paper substrate. The acquisition enables MPI to produce a wide range of release-coated films (0.00025”/6.4µ thin and up) and paper, both with and without extrusion coatings.
The acquisition of the climate-controlled plant in Indiana doubles MPI’s capacity. The company also has coating capabilities in Winchester, MA, USA, where its headquarters are located.
MPI Release has engaged Stephen B. Odders, formerly vice president of sales for Douglas-Hanson Company Loparex Corporation, to serve as director of sales and marketing. Odders has been associated with the release liner industry for more than 25 years.