Tissue World Magazine

Double E Company has boosted its web handing capacity after acquiring Convertech.

Headquartered in Wharton, NJ, Convertech joins Appleton Manufacturing, Epoch Industries, and Double E Europe as part of the Double E platform of companies manufacturing mission-critical converting products.

Tom Pranka, Double E chief executive, said: “The acquisition continues Double E’s drive to provide the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of web handling solutions.

“This year Convertech is celebrating its 40th anniversary manufacturing outstanding products and is considered the leader in the narrowweb segment of our industry.

“We are proud the company has chosen partnering with Double E as the avenue to accelerating their growth in the coming years.”

Convertech supplies web handling components to the narrow web industry.

Its presence in narrow web complements Double E’s technological knowledge in the converting industry.

Larry Taitel, Convertech president, said: “The Convertech/Double E partnership is ideal for both companies.

“It allows us to leverage our combined advantages to deliver better products, technologies, and solutions to our customers even more rapidly.”

Double E Company supplies engineered solutions for core chucks, core shafts, reel spools, safety chucks, core plugs and associated accessories to the global web handling industry.

In 2016 it acquired Appleton Mfg, and Epoch Industries in 2015, broadened its product offerings to include core cutters, material handling solutions, salvage technologies and idler rollers.