Channeled Resources Group (CRG), a manufacturer of blank shipping labels, release liners and a supplier of laminated papers and films, announced the purchase of a SAM North America Silicone Coater for its plant in Marathon City, Wis.

CRG says the 70-inch-wide silicone coater is capable of running at 1,500 feet per minute (FPM). It also focuses on coating paper release liners of 25 to 80 lbs including SCK, glassine, clay coated and poly coated papers.

"Channeled Resources purchased a new 65-inch silicone coater in 2019. With the increased demand in the marketplace, that machine is closing in at capacity now. We need to add additional equipment, with a few bells and whistles to improve efficiencies, which will allow us to continue to grow our release liner business. Our customers are growing and we are growing with them," says Cindy White, president and CEO of CRG.

"We're thrilled to support Channeled Resources Group with the addition of this new coater. Our high-tech silicone coater will provide them with the expanded capacity that they need now and into the future," says Don Teich, sales vice president at SAM North America.

The silicone coater will be installed in the second quarter of 2023.