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May 7, 2015


Main Tape Acquired by Nekoosa Holdings, a Wingate Portfolio Company

Innovation and Growth Focus


NEKOOSA, WI - Nekoosa Holdings acquired Main Tape Company, Inc, (Cranbury, NJ) on Friday, May 1, 2015.  The addition of Main Tape to the Nekoosa Holdings portfolio, comprised of Nekoosa Coated Products (Nekoosa, WI), RTape Corp (South Plainfield, NJ), and CET Films (Lakewood, NJ), expands the organizations capability to develop innovative products and programs for their valued global customers, and serve a broader array of markets.


Paul Charapata, CEO of Nekoosa Holdings, will lead the organization whereby Main Tape will operate as a division within Nekoosa Holdings.  “This acquisition creates exciting growth opportunities for our employees, enhances our core product manufacturing capabilities, increases our ability to develop new product platforms, and provides expansion into new markets,” said Charapata.  “Our entire team, with the amazing support of Wingate Partners, works hard every day to deliver on our mission statement “What’s New…”.  The addition of Main Tape to Nekoosa Holdings is a direct result of this work, combining great organizations that share well aligned core values and a strong desire to grow with our marketplace partners.”


About Main Tape Company, Inc.: Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Cranbury, NJ, Main Tape is a full-service manufacturer and distributor of surface protection films and graphics transfer tapes. Main Tape provides high quality product solutions for a range of industries including metal fabrication, construction, electronics, automotive, and graphics.


About Nekoosa Coated Products:  Headquartered in Nekoosa, WI, Nekoosa Coated Products is known for 45 years of innovation in carbonless paper technology and more recently an expanding line of specialty products.  The portfolio of specialty products includes: SYNAPS OM and XM, premium synthetic papers from AGFA; ThermaTac, a new digital removable vinyl signage product; Thermanent®; a premium digital polyester; Indigo Durable Synthetic; MagneCote, the world’s first magnetic paper; a full line of FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) digital coated papers, and other specialty papers.  Nekoosa Coated Products was acquired by Wingate Partners of Dallas, Texas in October, 2012.


About RTape Corp.: Founded in 1980 and headquartered in South Plainfield, NJ, RTape manufactures a wide range of products for the sign, screen print and digital printing markets.  Products include Conform® series application tapes and screen print pre-masks, DigiMask® surface protection masking for digital prints, Eclypse® overlaminating films, ProGrade™ paint mask, Claritex® printable polycarbonate films, and VinylEfx® embossed metalized vinyl films. Nekoosa acquired RTape Corp. in April of 2013.


About CET Films Corp.: Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Lakewood, NJ, CET Films manufactures cast custom extruded films for a range of niche graphic arts and ancillary markets.  Resin capabilities include acrylics, PC, PVC, PETg, for example.  CET Films’ product lines include ClariCap™ acrylic films for the lamination of PVC, ABS, PC and HIPS and ClariGuard™ laser engravable security films. Nekoosa acquired CET Films in April of 2013.

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