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Nekoosa Acquires Graphic Media Producer ClingZ

ClingZ wide format UV ClingZ produces graphic media such as Wide Format UV, which is an adhesive-free, statically charged graphic film manufactured to match the specific characteristics of UV-curable wide format print systems.

Jan. 11, 2017 - Nekoosa has acquired the business and assets of ClingZ, Inc., a Rio Rancho, New Mexico based manufacturer of premium graphic media for temporary marketing and signage application.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The addition of ClingZ expands Nekoosa's specialty products portfolio.

"The ClingZ acquisition is directly aligned with our mission of bringing something new to our customers and employees,” said Paul Charapata, CEO of Nekoosa. “The ClingZ products are a technological marvel, serving an array of print platforms including offset, digital, and wide format.

Moritz Schlenzig, CEO of ClingZ, Inc., added, “Nekoosa is a great partner to build on ClingZ's strong franchise and to support future growth by offering expanded manufacturing scale and innovative product development.”

The ClingZ operation will be integrated with the Nekoosa, Wisconsin facility in the second quarter of 2017.

ClingZ is a leading manufacturer of adhesive-free, electrically charged graphic media and premium low-tac films, for temporary marketing and signage applications. To learn more, please visit:

Headquartered in Nekoosa, Wisconsin, Nekoosa is comprised of 3 business units: Nekoosa Coated Products, RT Tape Corp., and CET Films Corp. To learn more, please visit:

SOURCE: Nekoosa