Queretaro, Mexico – September 8, 2023 – ITASA, a global leader in release liner manufacturing, is proud to announce a significant expansion of its operation in Mexico.
The commissioning of a 2nd coating line in October is a significant milestone. The greenfield site that opened in 2019 features 2 state-of-the-art silicone coaters, dedicated to sales in North & Latin America.
2 slitters have been added to provide maximum flexibility, as well as an offline flexo printer to enable product customization for a growing number of applications.
This sizable investment will help ITASA consolidate its footprint in the Americas, bringing the company closer to customers and capitalizing on the continent’s growth potential.
The line boasts advanced features, including a high-speed winders system, deflection-compensated rollers for precise coating, fast production change capabilities, and the innovative Mistex® system that eliminates misting during the coating process.
ITASA utilizes the patented Speed-Star® drying and air circulation system to ensure safe and contactless web passage at the optimum temperature profile across the web, handling various base materials and thicknesses with automatic splicing. The design high operational reliability, minimizing downtime while maintaining precise reproducibility of quality-assuring production parameters. The Fluidex® steam remoisturizing system enhances product flatness and production reliability.
Speaking to our President, Olivier Lavaud, he said “We are thrilled to embark on a new chapter of growth and innovation. As a global leader in release liner manufacturing, our commitment to excellence drives us to constantly push boundaries and set new standards. This investment is proof of our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers. We reinforce our position as a global leader, with the support of Mativ. As we are about to celebrate our 50th anniversary, this transformative moment makes all of us proud to carry on the wonderful journey that started in 1974.»
About Industrias de Transformación S.A.U. (Itasa)
ITASA a Mativ brand, is a global leading supplier of release liners. With 50 years of experience, Itasa provides solutions to various industries and end-uses around the world, meeting the needs of the rapidly changing global market. Since 2022, Itasa has been part of Mativ, a global leader in specialty materials with manufacturing sites across 4 continents, and products sold in more than 100 countries.
Ms. Leyre García
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