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Nekoosa Acquires Catalina Graphic Films

Catalina Graphic Films

March 6, 2018 - Nekoosa, comprised of Nekoosa Coated Products, RTape Corp, and CET Films, has acquired Catalina Graphic Films, effective as of March 1, 2018. Catalina Graphic Films, headquartered in Calabasas, California with manufacturing facilities in Chicago, Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada, is a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive products used primarily for printed retail point of purchase advertising and promotion.

Nekoosa is making the acquisition to support expanded manufacturing capability, product portfolio expansion, and a national manufacturing footprint.

“Nekoosa is proud to combine its 50 year legacy with the equal 50 year family legacy of Catalina Graphic Films, and create a truly special business that can service our customers with an incredibly broad portfolio of products, services, and capabilities,” said Paul Charapata, CEO of Nekoosa. “I am thankful for the strong support from Sentinel Capital Partners, as we are completing our first acquisition together just four short months into our partnership.”

Jeff and Alan Dworman, second generation owners of Catalina Graphic Films, will continue to work with the business to support the integration efforts and help drive growth for the combined organization.

“We are thrilled to be partnered with Nekoosa, and are excited to help unlock the growth potential in the combined businesses,” said Jeff Dworman, CEO of Catalina Graphic Films.

Nekoosa is a leading provider of specialty engineered papers and films for the graphics and commercial print markets. To learn more, please visit:

SOURCE: Nekoosa