A Wingate Partners’ portfolio company since 2012, Nekoosa was formed in 2013 with long term growth in mind. The partnership of Nekoosa Coated Products, RTape Corp. and CET Films allows each division to deliver excellence individually and create new growth opportunities working as one. Our expertise spans coating, converting and custom plastic extrusion capabilities, with a product offering that includes carbonless papers, specialty synthetics, application tapes, and capping films. Nekoosa acquires companies that demonstrate the ability to grow in their markets, expand our current product offering, and provide new or enhanced capabilities. Today our three companies are each trendsetters, innovators and pioneers in their field. Click on the logos below to learn more about each company.
On October 2, 2012 Wingate Partners, LLP. of Dallas, Texas acquired Nekoosa Coated Products in partnership with the management team with a common goal of growing the company. Nekoosa Coated Products acquired IGI Corp. of New Jersey eight months later in April of 2013 to form Nekoosa. Each of our divisions has a unique story to tell, with history rooted in quality and innovation. Nekoosa operates with our core values of respectful, accountable and different guiding our path.
Nekoosa Coated Products has a 50-year legacy as a specialty paper manufacturer and converter. Previously 3M's specialty paper's division, Nekoosa Coated Products' carries on the tradition of manufacturing carbonless papers, while also developing a diversified portfolio of synthetic films, premagnetized sheets and other coated papers.
RTape is recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of application tape and premasks for the sign, screen printing and digital printing marketplaces. The RTape product offerings also include decorative vinyl films, overlaminates, print media, paint masks and other auxilliary graphic arts products.
ClingZ is an American manufacturer of innovative film substrates for temporary marketing and signage applications. All of our media is easy to apply and remove, without leaving a trace of residue. ClingZ offers a complete line of adhesive-free, electrically charged, graphic media, as well as a growing number of leading, low-tac films.
Our mission statement is simple, ‘What’s New...’ We adopted this simple phrase intentionally so our customers, share holders and employees know that we will always challenge the status quo, provide creative innovations to the market place and reflect on our corporate values (respectful, accountable and different) when approaching each opportunity. Below are just a few examples of how we embrace the idea of ‘What’s New...’ each day:
January 9, 2017
Nekoosa, A Wingate Partners Portfolio Company, Acquires ClingZ, Continuing Its Product Portfolio Growth
December 26, 2014
Nekoosa Coated Products' Identifier Fingerprinting Materials Included in Child Identification Kits to be Distributed by Green Bay Packers
August 4, 2014
New RTape Website Features Responsive Design
May 6, 2014
Color-Logic Certifies RTape's VinylEfx Films
August 23, 2014
RTape Launches New Website
October 1, 2013
Nekoosa Coated Products' Synaps Line Expanded to Include Popular Digital Sizes
September 25, 2013
Nekoosa Holdings, Inc. Acquires the MagneCote Business
April 22, 2013
RTape and CET Films (IGI Corp.) Acquired by Nekoosa Coated Products, a Wingate Portfolio Company
February 28, 2013
Nekoosa Coated Products' Wins 2012 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award