Technology Center in North America
The Westbrook Technology Center is a research and development location that houses approximately 50 technicians, engineers and scientists whose goals are to discover and implement new products, optimize current product quality, and improve product cost in support of our three manufacturing sites.
In operation since 1926, Sappi's history of innovation runs deep with many industry technical–firsts originating from our Technology Center. This facility is equipped with two state-of-the-art pilot coaters that enable prototype development for our coated packaging and fine papers as well as our specialty release paper business. Past and present employees of the Technology Center are the proud inventors of over 250 patents that have helped Sappi and the customers we serve maintain a competitive edge for years.