AR Metallizing is a group created in 2009, following the merger of two leaders in the area of vacuum metallization: Alupa and Rotoflex. The group is serving CPG, beverage, packaging, food, and tobacco industries with its highly specialized range of coated and vacuum metallized paper qualities. It also is rapidly developing in coating and metallizing of other, technical specialty materials.

ARMetallizing acquired in 2012 the activities of Vacumet Paper, the North American leader in metallized paper.

The merger of Alupa, Rotoflex and Vacumet into AR Metallizing, has shaped an undisputed leader in terms of size, technology, capabilities and global reach.  The over 100 million Euro turnover company is owned by H.I.G. Europe, the European arm of the global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital.

In its three production sites in Genk (Belgium), Casalgrasso (Northern Italy) and Franklin, MA (USA), AR Metallizing has the capacity to produce over 50,000 tons of metallized paper, on top of its range of specialty products. ARM thrives on a group of over 300 highly committed and passionate people, combining the know-how, which has made metallized paper what it is today.

Reputed since the early nineties, Alupa, Rotoflex and Vacumet have each prospered to the quality reference for metallized paper, thanks to a continuous investment in people, technology, quality and environmental protection. By joining forces, and by conducting a structured integration process, the group offers a level of expertise unseen in the history of these products. As such, AR Metallizing aspires to further flourish and be a trustworthy partner for clients on five continents, who rely on the group for the most demanding service levels.

AR Metallizing has also demonstrated its leadership in innovation and anticipates the successes of an exciting pipeline of innovative developments, growing to a high-end packaging material provider.



ARMetallizing and Rotoflex
are Registered Trade Marks of ARMetallizing N.V.

Shaping the metallizing industry