"We believe that Kroger's decision is further evidence that consumers are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about issues surrounding BPA," said Kent Willets, Appleton's vice president of strategic development. "We believe that demand for BPA-free thermal paper will only increase."
Appleton creates product solutions through its development and use of coating formulations, coating applications and Encapsys® encapsulation technology. The company produces carbonless papers, thermal papers and Encapsys products. Appleton, headquartered in Appleton, Wis., has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania, employs approximately 2,000 people and is 100 percent employee-owned.