Contract Manufacturing & Toll Coating

160+ Years of Manufacturing Excellence

Sappi's Westbrook Mill has extensive toll coating capabilities and experience in web handling and roll-to-roll coating on paper, film and other flexible web substrates. Our expertise has been cultivated through more than 160 years of papermaking and coating advancements, allowing us to design efficient solutions for a variety of industries and applications.

Our knowledgeable process engineers are experienced with multiple coating processes, including rod, air knife and electron beam coaters, and formulations based on aqueous, silicone, Quilon and acrylate coating chemistries.

Co-located in Westbrook and in operation since 1926, Sappi’s Technology Center has a history of technical innovation that includes many industry firsts. The engineers and chemists at Sappi’s Technology Center along with two pilot coaters are available to support product concept development and validation.

Sappi's Westbrook Mill has extensive toll coating capabilities and experience in web handling and roll-to-roll coating on paper, film and other flexible web substrates. Our expertise has been cultivated through more than 160 years of papermaking and coating advancements, allowing us to design efficient solutions for a variety of industries and applications.

Our knowledgeable process engineers are experienced with multiple coating processes, including rod, air knife and electron beam coaters, and formulations based on aqueous, silicone, Quilon and acrylate coating chemistries.

Co-located in Westbrook and in operation since 1926, Sappi’s Technology Center has a history of technical innovation that includes many industry firsts. The engineers and chemists at Sappi’s Technology Center along with two pilot coaters are available to support product concept development and validation.

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Papermaking capabilities

  • Basis Weight: 50 – 150lb (75 – 220gsm)                  
  • Caliper:  5 – 12pt
  • Trim/deckle: 132 inch
  • Coat Weight:  ≤ 15lb C1S, light coating on back
  • Gloss (75°) TAPPI T480: 10 – 55
  • Brightness TAPPI T525: Up to 92, pulp dependent with OBAs
  • Smoothness TAPPI T538: 30 – 150 Sheffield units
  • Shade Control: Pulper dyed
  • Optical Brightening Agents: Available in coating
  • Coating Stations:
    • Size Press Precoater
    • 2 Rod Coaters
    • Separate coatings per station possible
    • Experienced with many coatings

Papermaking capabilities

  • Basis Weight: 50 – 150lb (75 – 220gsm)                  
  • Caliper:  5 – 12pt
  • Trim/deckle: 132 inch
  • Coat Weight:  ≤ 15lb C1S, light coating on back
  • Gloss (75°) TAPPI T480: 10 – 55
  • Brightness TAPPI T525: Up to 92, pulp dependent with OBAs
  • Smoothness TAPPI T538: 30 – 150 Sheffield units
  • Shade Control: Pulper dyed
  • Optical Brightening Agents: Available in coating
  • Coating Stations:
    • Size Press Precoater
    • 2 Rod Coaters
    • Separate coatings per station possible
    • Experienced with many coatings

Aqueous coating capabilities

  • Basis Weight: 70 – 142lb (100 – 210gsm)                
  • Width: 100 inch max
  • Coat Weight: Up to 5lb C1S per coater
  • Gloss (75°) TAPPI T480: 3 – 50 (coating driven)
  • Optical Brightening Agents: Available in coating
  • Coating Stations:
    • 2 C1S Air Knives
    • Separate coatings per station possible
    • Experienced with many coatings

Aqueous coating capabilities

  • Basis Weight: 70 – 142lb (100 – 210gsm)                
  • Width: 100 inch max
  • Coat Weight: Up to 5lb C1S per coater
  • Gloss (75°) TAPPI T480: 3 – 50 (coating driven)
  • Optical Brightening Agents: Available in coating
  • Coating Stations:
    • 2 C1S Air Knives
    • Separate coatings per station possible
    • Experienced with many coatings

E-beam coating capabilities

  • Basis Weight: 35 – 150lb (100 – 220gsm)                  
  • Width:  2 – 65.5 inch Coaters
                 1 – 86.0 inch Coater
  • Coat Weight:  8 – 72lb C1S
  • Gloss (75°) TAPPI T480:  3 – 50 (texture dependent)
  • Optical Brightening Agents:  Available in coating
  • Coating Stations 
    • E-beam curing
    • Experienced with many coatings  

E-beam coating capabilities

  • Basis Weight: 35 – 150lb (100 – 220gsm)                  
  • Width:  2 – 65.5 inch Coaters
                 1 – 86.0 inch Coater
  • Coat Weight:  8 – 72lb C1S
  • Gloss (75°) TAPPI T480:  3 – 50 (texture dependent)
  • Optical Brightening Agents:  Available in coating
  • Coating Stations 
    • E-beam curing
    • Experienced with many coatings  

Texturing capabilities

As a leader in textured release papers, we can impart a variety of surface textures, and a wide range of gloss and matte finishes, through embossing, aqueous and e-beam cured coatings, and calendaring.
View our Texture Catalog.

Texturing capabilities

As a leader in textured release papers, we can impart a variety of surface textures, and a wide range of gloss and matte finishes, through embossing, aqueous and e-beam cured coatings, and calendaring.
View our Texture Catalog.

Certifications and sourcing

  • FSC, SFI, PEFC: We currently source all certified fiber with site certifications for Chain of Custody.
  • FDA Status: Experience producing FDA-compliant products. Dedicated white water and stock systems.

Let's get started

Please contact us today to discuss your specific project needs.

Certifications and sourcing

  • FSC, SFI, PEFC: We currently source all certified fiber with site certifications for Chain of Custody.
  • FDA Status: Experience producing FDA-compliant products. Dedicated white water and stock systems.

Let's get started

Please contact us today to discuss your specific project needs.

Learn more about our Westbrook Mill in Westbrook, Maine. Sappi North America's history begins here with the S D Warren Company in 1854.

The Westbrook Technology Center is a research and development location that houses approximately 50 technicians, engineers and scientists.

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