Manufacturing silicone coated paper and film of the highest quality for half a century.



Our business


At Itasa, we have been manufacturing high quality release liners for a variety of applications and industries, since 1974. Today we are considered a global reference in the release liner market.

Our success is the result of a continuous investment made to strengthen our presence across five continents. We have a very strong position in Europe and U.S.A. and become progressively stronger in the Middle East, Asia and South America.

We focus on our customers, offering them the best service with maximum flexibility and personalized solutions. Our philosophy is to put the customer in the center of our decisions and we support “hand in hand” teamwork, being known for our great ability to adapt.

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  • Turnover 2023: 155 M€.
  • Annual production capacity over 1 billion sqm.
  • 295 dedicated employees.
  • Core business: Release liner specialist.
  • Production plants in Spain and Mexico.


Our vision and strategy


Mativ’s vision is to manufacture growth – for our people, customers, end-users and shareholders.

Strategy is to drive long-term value creation in by accelerating performance in our four targeted growth platforms.

Release Liners is one of our four platforms, and Itasa is a leading global coater and converter of release liners.

Our technology

Production Assets
1989 1997 2007 2011 2019 2023 12 slitters/rewinders
M2 (Spain) M3 (Spain) M4 (Spain) M5 (Spain) M7 (Mexico) M8 (Mexico)
Solvent-free Solvent-free Solvent-free Solvent-free Solvent-free Solvent-free
Paper Paper Paper & Film Paper & Film Paper & Film Paper & Film Paper & Film
1,650mm 1,650mm 2,300mm 1,650mm 1,700mm 1,700mm 12mm – 2,300mm
350m/min 500m/min 800m/min 1,000m/min 1,000m/min 1,000m/min
In-line flexo printing In-line flexo printing Off-line flexo printing

Our evolution

  • 1974 Arocena & Pagola families founded ITASA.

  • 1989
    Between 1989 and 2007 three latest technology silicone machines are installed.

  • 2010 In 2010 warehouse space doubles in order to keep up with the remarkable growth of the business.

  • 2011 Towards the end of 2011 the company broadens its production capacity with a fourth silicone machine with a speed of 1,000 meters per minute and a width of 1.65 meters. Itasa manages to manufacture a wide range of widths, up to 2.3 meters.

  • 2012
    Installation of the Flexo Offline printer, with an overall speed of 800 meters per minute.
    In 2013, Itasa incorporates a new packaging line and two Euromac slitter-rewinders.

  • 2014 Itasa expands its facilities in Andoain to make room for future incorporations within its commercial and administrative teams.
    At the same time, it increases the surface space for laboratories and tests.

  • 2015 New ERP system. Web detection devices installed on two machines.

  • 2016 Acquisition in Asia reinforcing Itasa’s global position.
    Extension of product range to filmic liners.
    Magnum Capital acquires a majority stake in Itasa. The transaction is a strong validation of Itasa’s growth plan.

  • 2018 New production facility in Queretaro (Mexico).

  • 2021 Itasa acquired by Neenah Inc., a leading global manufacturer of specialty materials serving customers across six continents, with headquarters in Alpharetta, GA, USA.

  • 2022 Itasa becomes part of Mativ, global leader in specialty materials, as the result of the merge of Neenah, Inc. and Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., with global headquarters in Alpharetta, GA, U.S.A.

  • 2023 Mexico facility doubles its production capacity with a coating line and two slitters.

  • 2024 50th business anniversary.




ITASA´s legacy is one of continuous growth and transformation. The visionary endeavour started by Arocena & Pagola families fifty years ago has grown into a leading global specialist: a pure player in the design, development and manufacture of specialty coatings and engineered release liners. Today, we commemorate a remarkable milestone – our 50th anniversary, expressing profound gratitude to all those who have been part of our five-decade journey and affirming an unwavering commitment to a future that continues to evolve.

ITASA is the place to not only keep up with the times but also set the pace for the future. We look forward to the unfolding future as a beacon of collaborative innovation, with the dedicated efforts and expert knowledge of 300 passionate individuals. And we are all driven by our commitment: crafting tomorrow’s legacy today.

Once more, we find ourselves in the midst of a whirlwind of evolution, growth, and adaptation. Our global footprint is expanding, our technologies are advancing and our focus on innovation remains steadfast. We pride ourselves on our unique book of solutions empowered in every fiber, engineered for excellence and rooted in sustainability.

ITASA now represents more than half a century of dedication to excellence and a relentless pursuit of innovation. As a part of Mativ, a global leader in specialty materials, we are poised for even greater achievements in the years to come. We invite you to join us on this journey of success. Let’s get started on the next 50 years of innovation, collaboration, and unparalleled progress. The best is yet to come.

ITASA. Where tomorrow unfolds.