Driving Material Science Farther, Faster
Established in 1858 in St. Louis, Missouri, as a manufacturer of machine sewn cotton bags for milled food and grain products, Bemis has played an influential role in the packaging industry ever since its founding. Now a global supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive label materials headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis serves customers worldwide and produces packaging for products found in virtually every aisle of the grocery store.
With 2011 net sales of $5.3 billion, Bemis operates 78 facilities in 12 countries. Over two-thirds of Bemis packaging is used in the food industry, with the balance used in markets including medical, pharmaceutical, chemical and agribusiness. Our pressure sensitive products are used in industries including graphic arts, digital imaging, assembly engineering, communications and medical.
One thing all Bemis companies have in common: an unwavering commitment to innovation. Bemis companies have brought hundreds of new products to market, many of them patented, to improve operational performance on our customers’ production lines, drive sales and shelf-life performance at retail, enhance ease of use for the consumer and minimize impact on the environment. Innovation is a cornerstone of our past success and of our future growth strategy.
Another key strength Bemis companies share is leadership in material science. Our flexible packaging companies are experts in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing and converting. On the pressure sensitive side, we specialize in advanced adhesive technologies for customers around the globe.
Bemis companies combine this focus on innovation and material science with a manufacturing philosophy that emphasizes best practices within each market. We dedicate production lines, and in some cases entire facilities, to the manufacture of products for a particular market. This allows us to service customers with market-specific needs using the most advanced technology available in the industry.