Company invests $20 million in its Pulaski plant
Felix Schoeller North America recently unveiled the new silicone coating operation at its Pulaski facility.
The $20 million project has come to fruition after two years on the planning board.
The new operation expands Felix Schoeller’s global manufacturing footprint for so-called release liners: products mainly for the adhesive coating industries, such as self-adhesive graphics, tapes or healthcare products.
According to officials, this represents a new strategic orientation since its founding 60 years ago.
Originally a papermill that produced photographic papers, in the 2000’s the site transitioned to become the largest converting and distribution hub for the digital printing market in North America.
The added manufacturing of silicone coated papers and films is a strategic expansion into this growth market and represents a new direction for the company, outside of imaging products.
“This expansion in a very competitive environment would not have been possible without the support of Oswego County and the state of New York,” said Michael Szidat, Felix Schoeller North America CEO. “But most of all, thanks go to our great team at Felix Schoeller. From the commitment of our group CEO Chris Gallenkamp to the local teams that have worked tirelessly for two years and sacrificed so much to make it happen. The dedication and passion of our employees is really what made this project a success.”