Who is Nekoosa?

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Posted by Tianna Vanderhei, Nekoosa on 10/13/21 8:00 AM

Nekoosa’s mission is to manufacture and convert the highest quality specialty print media substrates for the commercial print and graphics markets. The partnership of Nekoosa Coated Products, RTape, Catalina Graphic Films and CET Films allows Nekoosa to deliver excellence across its product portfolio and create new opportunities for our customers.

Nekoosa’s strong legacy of manufacturing and converting specialty products began over 60 years ago as a division of 3M. Nekoosa has since evolved into a key supplier of visual communication products.

  • Nekoosa Coated Products was formed in 2005 when an entrepreneurial investment group, Dunsirn Partners, acquired the Imation business producing carbonless papers and renamed it Nekoosa Coated Products.
  • Wingate Partners acquired Nekoosa Coated Products in 2012, fueling future acquisitions. 
  • Nekoosa Coated Products, in April 2013 acquired IGI Corporation comprised of RTape Corp., a manufacturer of application tapes and CET Films, a customer film extruder.
  • In September of 2013, Nekoosa acquired the MagneCote® business. MagneCote®, provides a premagnetized, light weight and cost-effective option for magnetic paper printing.
  • Nekoosa acquired the business and assets of ClingZ® Inc. in 2017. ClingZ® is an electrically charged film without adhesive that can adhere to a variety of surfaces.
  • Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York-based investment firm, partnered with Nekoosa on November 1, 2017.
  • In 2018, Nekoosa acquired Catalina Graphic Films, offering a full range of pressure sensitive films for the offset, screen and wide format printing industries.
  • In January 2021, Nekoosa acquired the NCR PAPER* brand.

We source the best materials available to manufacture our products. Our product offering includes wide and grand format rolls; offset, HP screen, HP Indigo and digital toner/laser sheets; cut films; application tapes and premasks; carbonless papers; and extruded films.

Wide and Grand Format Rolls - Printing with eco-solvent, latex or UV wide format inks? Look to Nekoosa for an extensive portfolio of specialty media, pressure sensitive films, overlaminates, mounting films and barrier films used to produce graphics, signage and displays. Brands like Wall Graphics® wall film; Sign-Ad® and Hi-Stat® window films; and Walk-On Graphics® and Trifecta® floor graphic films are great for any window, wall and floor graphic application.

Offset, Screen, HP Indigo and Dry Toner Sheets - Nekoosa manufactures graphic and specialty print media designed to meet the unique needs of commercial printers. Create high quality prints with SYNAPS synthetic polyester paper, MagneCote® premagnetized paper, Ztac™ ultra low-tack pressure sensitive film and ClingZ® electrically charged adhesive free graphic film.

Cut Films - Produce high-end decals, banners, cut lettering, signs and décor with Nekoosa’s colorful cut films. Our CV300 Series and VinylEfx® vinyl films are easy to cut and weed and suitable for application to flat or slightly curved surfaces.

Application Tapes & Premasks - We set the standard for product performance and quality. Innovations like RLA® Release Liner Adhesion are often imitated, but never duplicated. We offer a wide range of products between our RTape and Nekoosa PerfecTear portfolios to ensure our customers find the application tape or premask that fits the requirements of their specific job.

Carbonless Papers - Nekoosa is the market leader in the carbonless sheet industry. No one comes close to matching our pioneering spirit and track record of “firsts” and “bests” in the development of carbonless multipart forms. Nekoosa’s carbonless sheets deliver consistent, crisp and legible images through each ply.

Extruded Films - Nekoosa delivers film solutions that enhance, secure and protect. We specialize in creating custom solutions specifically optimized for our clients demanding requirements. From outdoor applications to security films, you can trust Nekoosa to partner with you to bring you the best film for your application.

The simple mission statement that guides us is, ‘What’s New…”. We pride ourselves in being ‘different’, which means we are energetic, innovative and take a sustainable approach to ensure that everything we do leaves a positive impact on our team members, customers and communities. To learn more about Nekoosa, visit our website at nekoosa.com or click here to request a full product line brochure.