Channeled Resources Acquires Atlas Adhesive Tape

Channeled Resources Group is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Atlas Adhesive Tape Corporation.

Atlas will join Channeled Resources Group’s other specialty and niche divisions. Channeled has been a global leader in processing coated, treated, and laminated papers and films, and along with their silicone coated release liner business, Atlas’ specialty tapes brings another dimension to their already diverse business.

The tape division will be led by founder Steven Atlas, at their Marathon City, Wisconsin, 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. Channeled President and CEO, Cynthia White said, “We know Steve’s expertise in the pressure sensitive tape applications will broaden and further complement our overall product offerings”. She added, “At Channeled we realize that innovation and diversification is the key to remaining viable in an ever changing world”.

Channeled Resources Group will unveil their new line of tape products at Labelexpo America’s 2014, booth #1211, in Rosemont, IL this September.

Channeled Resources Group Applauds Unilever

Channeled Resources Group is pleased to see Unilever presented the first ever End User Recycling Award by FINAT, Europe’s leading label association.

This honor for release liner recycling was announced at the recent FINAT Congress in Monte Carlo. As Mark Macare’, Recycling Manager at FINAT, noted: “The end-user category saw a number of impressive entries, but in the end Unilever edged out the others based on the company’s clear dedication to a zero waste to landfill policy. Not only is this clearly communicated on the company’s website and in its sustainability report, but it is also being reflected in Unilever’s long history in liner recycling and its impressive liner recycling figures.”

During the award ceremony Unilever recognized the role Channeled Resources played, facilitating liner recycling activities at several of its facilities throughout the U.K. Tony Loia, Senior European Executive for Channeled Resources remarked: “We are, of course, delighted with the success of our partner, Unilever. Even more importantly, their action demonstrates that large corporations can create solutions for complex problems. We are proud to be a part of their success and award as well as proud of Unilever’s commitment to become 100% landfill free by creating internal solutions for liner recycling. We believe the award will be an incentive to other end users to create similar success stories.”

Channeled Resources supplies material and provides solutions to the coated, treated, and laminated paper and film industry globally.

Making the World a Cleaner, Greener Place

Channeled Resources has built its business on “making the world a cleaner, greener place”. That’s our motto and that’s our mission. We provide alternatives to landfilling and the incineration of by-products generated by manufacturers of coated, treated, and laminated papers and films.

The business started in the mid 70’s and evolved from traditional recycling to non- traditional recycling. Our supply relationships wanted help and our customers wanted product. Today, the MaraTech facility in mid Wisconsin is regarded as a world class processing facility with state of the art equipment and a trained and versatile workforce. As we have matured our supply relationships have required more and more sophisticated solutions for very complex substrates. One begats the other. In other words our suppliers have required innovation.

We are L.I.F.E. certified which demands, like ISO 14001, ongoing measurement and improvement on an annualized basis. A good example is our record of landfill avoidance. In 2012 we diverted 97.99% of by-products from the landfill. Since we generate approximately 700 tons of by-products per month this represents a substantial quantity. We also replaced 25 of our printers and copiers with new energy efficient machines. Finally, in 2012 we started a “core reuse” program. In one month we were able to reuse 910 cores. Since most of our incoming material is “roll to roll” this is a substantial figure.

Just recently we introduced a new processing facility in Indianapolis. This change has resulted in a reduction of CO2 emissions by an average of 83,000 pounds per month.

The bottom line with “going green” is cost savings. If you make the commitment, if your team makes the commitment, the result can be convincingly measured in dollars.

Channeled leads by example!

Channeled Resources Group Elects Cindy White as CEO

The Channeled Resources Board of Directors has elected Cindy White to the position of President and CEO. Previously Ms. White was President and now assumes the additional responsibilities of CEO. Calvin Frost,
Founder, assumes the role of Chairman.

Channeled Resources Group is a global leader in processing coated, treated, and laminated papers and films. Their silicone coated release liner business is used in many innovative industrial applications and continues to demonstrate their position as a leader in North America.

For further information contact Cindy White at cwhite@channeledresources.com. Visit the company’s website at www.channeledresources.com.