Converd to Merge with FiberMark

FiberMark has announced that conVerd has agreed to a merger with FiberMark North America, Inc.

conVerd is recognized around the world for being the leader in providing sustainable paper based print media solutions to the wide- and grand-format print markets. conVerd’s philosophy is to create and market products that exhibit superior print performance and fitness-for-use with an eco-friendly conscience.  The word conVerd is derived from the Catalan words “con” meaning with and “verd” meaning green.

conVerd will become a part of FiberMark’s wide- and grand-format inkjet business in which FiberMark’s wide-format print product line will adopt the conVerd brand name. Paul Paulette, the current owner and President of conVerd, will join FiberMark as Vice President and General Manager of the new conVerd/FiberMark business unit.

“This is a very exciting acquisition for FiberMark and it is a perfect fit with our existing wide-format inkjet business,” said Chris McInerney, FiberMark’s Senior Vice President of Sales.

The conVerd product line and the FiberMark wide-format inkjet product line are both US manufactured, PVC free and FSC certified. The combined FiberMark-conVerd business will be a provider of green, PVC alternative print media for the wide and grand format digital print markets.

“The conVerd-FiberMark combination will enable conVerd to dramatically accelerate our growth opportunity,” said Paul Paulette, the President of conVerd. "Adding conVerd’s unparalleled product line and marketing acumen to FiberMark’s superior customer service, manufacturing and logistics capability will enable conVerd to grow at a rate that will give a meaningful and immediate boost to FiberMark’s top line.”

The deal is expected to close in mid-April. The new conVerd division of FiberMark will exhibit at International Sign Association trade show in Orlando April 24 through 26.