Coating Excellence International (cei), a Wisconsin-based flexible packaging and technical products company, announced the opening of its third flexible packaging manufacturing facility, located in Appleton, Wisc.

The addition of this new world-class facility will provide cei with nearly one million square feet of combined manufacturing space, further expanding its flexible packagingflexible packagingcapabilities.

The facility will house a state-of-the art tandem extruder and related high speed equipment. cei currently serves flexible packaging customers in a wide variety of food packaging sectors including cheese and condiments, as well as pet food and treats, specialty consumer, industrial and agricultural, lawn and garden, tobacco, wipes and towelettes markets.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers these expanded capabilities that will complement our already diverse product offerings while sustaining our reputation for the industry's highest level of quality and service," states Robb Schaefer, cei's executive vice president of flexible packaging.

"The new tandem extruder and support equipment combined with our experienced product development team will allow us to continue to bring our award winning innovative solutions to market timely, efficiently and cost effectively," states Ed Sanders, cei's vice president of product technology.

Additionally, cei recently invested in the growth of its Wrightstown facility with the addition of a Totani pouch machine, and new product development technologies which will advance cei's testing and innovation capabilities.

Mike Nowak, cei's president, comments, "We are fully committed to our growth in flexible packaging. Our multiple flexible packaging facilities provide us the back-up manufacturing processes, logistic efficiencies and innovation our customers want, need and deserve. Our growth and success is absolutely tied to our customers' success."

cei is a flexible packaging and technical products company specializing in wide web extrusion coating and laminating of film, foil, paper, board and nonwovens. Featuring EB coating and laminating, wide web flexographic presses with award winning 10 color process printing with registered backside print capabilities, offset printing up to four colors and on-site graphics including design, layout and digital plate production. cei is also an industry leadingsustainable manufacturer and printer. It is also AIB, ISO, Chain-of-Custody certified (FSC, SFI, and PEFC) as well as one of a limited number of certified Sustainable Green Printers (SGP).

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