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Rexam's Image Products Division Announces Acquisition by Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

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SOUTH HADLEY South Hadley, residential town (1990 pop. 16,685), Hampshire co., W Mass., on the Connecticut River near the Holyoke Range; settled 1684, inc. 1775. Its paper industry dates from the early 19th cent. , Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2002

Global Precision Contract Coating and Coated Products Manufacturer To

be Purchased by Leading Private Investment Firm

Rexam's Image Products division, the precision coating business unit of Rexam PLC, announced today that an agreement in principle has been reached for the organization to be purchased by private investment firm Sun Capital Partners, Inc. of Boca Raton Boca Raton (bō`kə rətōn`), city (1990 pop. 61,492), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic; inc. 1925. Boca Raton is a popular resort and retirement community that experienced significant industrial development in the 1970s and 80s. , FL. The Image Products division of Rexam, within a reasonable period of time and subsequent to a period of due diligence Research; analysis; your homework. This term has caught on in all industries, because it sounds so "wired." Who would want to do analysis or research when they can do due diligence. See wired. , will join a portfolio of some 30 diverse companies with combined sales in excess of US$2.0 billion owned by Sun Capital Partners.

In regard to the pending acquisition, Robert W. Champigny, president of Image Products remarked, "After a long search for a suitable buyer, I'm very pleased with the planned acquisition by Sun Capital. Their team offers us great value in the areas of financial and business expertise. Sun Capital offers us fresh, objective perspectives, particularly in the areas of strategic direction and asset management. We look forward to operating independently in the pursuit of growth and profitability objectives, a core philosophy of Sun Capital."

Michael Kalb, vice president of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. said, "Sun Capital is looking forward to working with the existing management team to continue to build upon the strengths and core competencies of the Image Products business. We are excited to be acquiring the established leader in specialty coating and to be supporting the continued growth and prosperity of this dynamic company."

Image Products will continue to pursue opportunities to differentiate itself via its research, development and manufacturing expertise. The company will build upon its long tradition of delivering innovative products, processes and applications to a broad cross-section of manufacturing and imaging communities. The acquisition includes the organization's six manufacturing facilities in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and the United Kingdom, in addition to its sales and marketing offices and distribution locations in Australia, Europe, and North and South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. . The company has approximately 800 employees worldwide including management, scientific, manufacturing, sales and administrative personnel.

Image Products has two primary strategic business units: Digital Imaging and Engineered & Electronic Films. These units will remain the primary sources of the company's market development and growth. In addition to its unique, world-class contract coating capabilities, Image Products brings specialty coated manufactured products to market globally via agreements with various channels including original equipment manufacturers, private label distributors and under its own brands: Inspire(TM) medical components, Jet Set(R) drafting papers & films, Magic(R) graphic arts graphic arts: see aquatint; drawing; drypoint; engraving; etching; illustration; linoleum block printing; lithography; mezzotint; niello; pastel; poster; silk-screen printing; silhouette; silverpoint; sketch; stencil; woodcut and wood engraving.  papers & films, My Project(TM) paper for educational applications, Proof It(TM) proofing papers, the Tecnilith(R) family of products including Duratool(R) and Artwork Protect(TM) films for electronics manufacturing This article presents a typical manufacturing process of an electronic assembly. Component manufacturing
Components such as resistors, capacitors and integrated circuits are generally made by specialized contractors.
, and Unusuwalls(TM) digital wall covering.

Image Products is a global leader in contract coating and the manufacture of coated paper Coated paper is paper which has been coated by an inorganic compound to impart certain qualities to the paper, including weight and surface gloss, smoothness or ink absorbency. Kaolinite is the compound most often used for coating papers used in commercial printing. , film and specialty substrates for imaging, electronic and medical. The company's capabilities include the manufacture of imaging substrates for graphics, desktop printing, proofing, design engineering applications and information storage; electronic film for shielding and conductive conductive

having the quality of readily conducting electric current.

conductive flooring
flooring or floor covering made specially conductive to electrical current, usually by the inclusion of copper wiring that is earthed
 uses and circuitry manufacturing. Six manufacturing facilities operate in the United States and Europe with headquarters in South Hadley, Massachusetts South Hadley is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA. The population was 17,196 at the 2000 census. It is home to Mount Holyoke College and South Hadley High School. History
South Hadley was first settled in 1659 and was officially incorporated in 1775.
 in the U.S.
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