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FLEXcon acquires more Arlon businesses

March 28, 2011

The acquisition expands FLEXcon’s presence in the industrial marketplace with adhesive tapes and laminates.

FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive films and adhesives, has acquired the business assets of Arlon Engineered Coated Products and Arlon SignTech Ltd. of San Antonio, TX, USA, forming FLEXcon Industrial, LLC. The move expands FLEXcon’s manufacturing capabilities to produce engineered products. The new FLEXcon Industrial has hired all of the executives and employees.

In early February, FLEXcon agreed to acquire the business assets of the Graphics Division of Arlon Inc. of Santa Ana, CA, USA, to form a company to be named Arlon Graphics LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of FLEXcon.

For more than 50 years, Arlon Engineered Coated Products has manufactured a range of industrial products for numerous industries. The company coats and laminates a variety of films, foams, synthetic materials, and foils. Arlon SignTech produces flexible PVC substrates used in outdoor signage, and is a supplier to Arlon Graphics. The new FLEXcon Industrial will continue to manufacture and sell its full line of adhesive tapes and laminates.

“FLEXcon is excited to announce the formation of FLEXcon Industrial LLC,” says Neil McDonough, resident of FLEXcon. “The specialty equipment and skill set of the employees enhances our capabilities to produce adhesive tapes and laminates and positions us for further growth in the industrial sector.”

FLEXcon is a family-owned, privately-held business formed in 1956, with 1,200 employees throughout North America and Europe. The company is a coater, laminator and finisher of wide web roll-to-roll polymeric materials, with expertise in graphics and label applications as well as bonding, barrier, optical, and electronics applications. The company is based in Spencer, MA, USA.

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