FLEXcon Signs to Purchase Arlon Graphics Division

Flexcon-top_logoFLEXcon, a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, announces that it has entered an agreement to acquire the business assets of the Graphics Division of Arlon, Inc., of Santa Ana, California, to form a company to be named Arlon Graphics, LLC, a new wholly owned subsidiary of FLEXcon. This strategic move will strengthen FLEXcon’s market leadership position by expanding its product portfolio in advertising and promotional products, as well as extending its sales channel and global market presence.

The new Arlon Graphics, LLC will extend offers of employment to the executives and employees. When the acquisition is complete, FLEXcon will have the option to purchase Arlon Engineered Coated Products and Arlon SignTech Ltd., of San Antonio, Texas, following necessary due diligence.

Founded in 1958, the Graphics Division of Arlon, Inc., has been a proven leader and manufacturer of a full line of high-quality pressure-sensitive cast vinyl, flexible substrates, and print media films for the digital imaging, signage, vehicle graphic, and screen printing markets. The new Arlon Graphics, LLC will continue its dedication to delivering high-quality broad product offerings (specifically its cast product range).  FLEXcon will also benefit from the company’s strategically positioned distribution centers across six continents, with sales in over fifty countries servicing customers worldwide.

“FLEXcon is excited to announce the formation of Arlon Graphics, LLC.  FLEXcon is attracted to the Graphics Division of Arlon, Inc. for its complementary product lines and its skilled, dedicated workforce,” said Neil McDonough, president and CEO of FLEXcon. “The synergies between the two companies are ideal. Both manufacturers are dedicated to delivering quality products and unbeatable customer service. This move will further strengthen FLEXcon’s product range and secures our status as a market leader.”

“The combination of the Graphics Division of Arlon, Inc., with our prospective new owner, FLEXcon, makes this a win-win. FLEXcon benefits from Arlon Graphic’s brand-reputation and extensive distribution capabilities, while Arlon benefits from FLEXcon’s R&D and innovation capabilities,” said Ron Hopkins, president of Arlon. “Employees and customers will benefit from a combined one hundred-plus years of experience, each sharing a long-term vision for growth through quality products while maintaining lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with employees, customers, and the community.”

FLEXcon is a family-owned, privately held business formed in 1956, with 1,200 employees throughout North America and Europe. The company is recognized as an innovator in coating, laminating, and finishing of wide-web roll-to-roll polymeric materials, with expertise in graphics and label applications as well as bonding, barrier, optical, and electronics applications. The manufacturer offers industry-leading capabilities to produce one-of-a-kind custom film and adhesive products as well as the largest selection of standard off-the-shelf products.

For more information on FLEXcon, visit www.FLEXcon.com.

Arlon, established in 1958, manufactures and markets a full line of high quality pressure sensitive cut vinyl, flexible substrates, and print media films for the digital imaging, signage, vehicle graphic and screen printing industries. Arlon is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with strategically positioned distribution out of Australia, Europe, India, Latin America, and Uruguay to service its customers worldwide. For further information on all Arlon products, visit www.arlon.com.