LLFlex, a company specialized in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions, has acquired the assets of Hampden Papers, a paper converter specializing in material such as paper, foil, and film.
WHO: Founded in 1880 as the Hampden Glazed Paper and Card Co. in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the business has been family owned for five generations. Hampden Papers specializes in paper, foil, film, and holographic products as well as transfer metalized lamination, sheeting, and embossing.
Louisville, Kentucky-based LLFlex specializes in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions. The business has begun production at its new 73,500-square-foot manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina, which will significantly expand LLFlex’s output capacity as well as build upon the existing capacity and capabilities.
WHY: This move serves to expand LLFlex’s footprint in packaging niches and offer broad products in several sectors with the expertise of both companies.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS: LLFlex Packaging Segment Director Kelley Stearman said “Hampden Paper’s expertise and focus on quality are a perfect complement to LLFlex’s core strengths and proud heritage of supplying high quality, value-added packaging materials for consumer products. We are excited about our expanded portfolio of product offerings and the packaging solutions that our new company will bring to customers.”
LLFlex CEO Victor Dixon said, “Working closely with the owners and executives of Hampden Papers has allowed us to create this unique combination of assets, capabilities, expertise and unparalleled commitment to our customers. We are very proud and excited to carry forward the Hampden legacy and history by combining these foundations with the growing portfolio of LLFlex packaging material solutions.”
- LLFlex has acquired the assets of Hampden Papers.
- The transaction integrates Hampden’s wide array of laminating, sheeting, coating, and embossing capabilities with LLFlex’s packaging business.
- The Hampden Papers website says it “boasts sales of $30 million.”
- LLFlex said that the deal creates one of the largest suppliers of coated and laminated substrates for packaging in North America.
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