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Diatec Cles S.p.A.
Cles, Italy

Diatec Cles S.p.A

  • Opened in 1973, diazo converting followed in 1978 by diazo coating
  • Today, 1 coating machine, 7 converting machines for small rolls and sheets
  • Fully automated converting and packaging machine for CAD papers
  • Approximately 50 employees
  • Capacity 150 million square meters technical papers
  • FSC Certified
  • Main business field is Digital Imaging
  • Integrated with Diatec Trading, together responsible
 

Diatex S.p.A.
Cles, Italy

Diatex S.p.A Cles, Italy

  • Opened in 1990, production of textile technical (pattern) papers
  • In time, added hot-melt adhesive and HDPE extrusion capacity
  • Today, 3 coating machines, 1 hot-melt granulation line, 2 extrusion lines,
  • 7 rewinders (paper), 2 rewinders (HDPE film)
  • Approximately 60 employees
  • Capacity 200 million square meters technical papers, 3,000 tons hot melt
  • ISO 9001
  • Main business fields … Textile Fabrication, Specialty Polyolefin Films
 

Sihl Inc.
Rhode Island, USA

Arkwright Advanced Coating, Inc. Rhode Island, USA

  • Opened in 1802 as cotton spinning mill as part of the industrial revolution
  • Apparel fabric became coated industrial fabric, and eventually, coated films
  • Today, 5 coating lines, 8 converting machines
  • Approximately 100 employees
  • Capacity 30 million sq-meters photo paper, transfer paper, IJ and toner receptive film
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001
  • Main business field is Digital Imaging
 

Diatechnologies sas
Chateauroux, France

Diatechnologies sas Chateauroux, France

  • Opened in 1966, coating and converting reprographic papers
  • Today, 2 coating machines, 2 rewinders, 1 fully automated line for CAD
  • Approximately 60 employees
  • Capacity 100 million square meters CAD and digital graphic papers
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001, FSC certified
  • Main business field is Digital Imaging
 

Sihl GmbH
Duren, Germany

Sihl GmbH Duren, Germany

  • Opened in 1902 coating “heliographic” paper, predecessor to diazo
  • Today, 10 coating machines, 24 converting machines
  • Approximately 300 employees
  • Capacity 200 million square meters photo paper, film, self-adhesive and tri-lam products
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, FSC, PEFC
  • Integrated with Sihl Direct DE, Sihl Direct NL, Sihl Direct UK for DI markets
  • Two main business fields … Digital Imaging (DI) and Ticket, Tag, Label (RI)
 

Sihl AG
Bern, Switzerland

Sihl AG, Bern, Switzerland

  • Opened in 1945, relocated in 1962 to produce diazo paper and film
  • Original factory closed, opened new “greenfield” factory in 2001
  • Today, 3 coating machines, 5 converting machines
  • Approximately 80 employees
  • Capacity 20 million square meters film, vinyl, canvas and specialty substrates
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001
  • Integrated with Sihl Direct CH
  • Acquired Star Coating AG in 2012
  • Main business field is Digital Imaging