Formerly known as Appleton Papers, Appleton is an employee-owned company that was founded in 1907. It is one the largest producers of carbonless paper in the world. The company creates product solutions through its development and the use of coating formulations and applications and encapsulation technology. Appleton produces thermal, security and performance packaging products. It has manufacturing operations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The company employs more than 2,400 people and operates technical papers, international and performance packaging divisions. Appleton offers a range of thermal papers and related substrates for the transaction and item identification markets. It operates a pulp and paper mill in Pennsylvania and capsule plant in Wisonsin. The company maintains wholly-owned subsidiaries, C&H Packaging, American Plastics and New England Extrusion.