A history of converting challenges into opportunities

One application at a time


It takes an innovative spirit to try something no one else is willing to try, and that’s exactly the spirit Myles McDonough had back in 1956 when he produced his first pressure-sensitive film product in his Spencer garage. At a time when other film suppliers only wanted to produce commodity products that could be run fast and at high volumes, Myles had a vision - one where he would fill the needs of other innovators who wanted to use pressure-sensitive in new and different ways, who needed a development partner to turn their ideas into reality.

He took the small volume jobs no one else wanted and the unique applications. Through outstanding service, technical expertise and sheer ingenuity, he filled that need – one application at a time.


Flexcon is founded by producing plastic film laminates for women’s shoes and handbags. The fashion industry would never be the same!


Dyeing, brushing, embossing, and topcoating are added to our capabilities.


Flexcon achieves $1 million in sales.


Flexcon achieves $10 million in sales and Flexcon European Headquarters is established at Weesp, Netherlands.


Due to the growth in sheet- and roll-form labeling, film products for prime labeling added to our mix.

Distribution centers in Kansas and Canada open for business! 


The California distribution center opens.


Flexcon® ThermlFilm® is introduced. Flexcon transforms the variable printing industry by pulling together all the suppliers to the durable labeling industry – ribbon manufacturers, printer OEMs and UL – to enable converters to choose products easily. 

Flexcon achieves $100 million in sales.  


Employees move into new space in the Myles McDonough Corporate Office Building. 


Neil McDonough is named President of Flexcon.

The Ohio distribution center opens and Plant V (Spencer, MA) is completed, adding manufacturing space and connecting Plants III and IV. 


Addition of a 400,000 sq. ft. facility in Nebraska to better serve the central and western U.S.


Meeting world-class quality standards: Flexcon achieves ISO 9001 certification. 


Flexcon Europe builds a plant in Glenrothes, Scotland with adhesive and top coating capabilities to support customer growth in Europe.

The no-label-look on glass beverage bottles is developed with Clearly Canadian.

Value-Better-Supreme (VBS) product offering is introduced, including over 450 proven products for the most popular applications. 

Development of tacky silicone adhesives for extreme-temperature bonding applications.


Flexcon Kentucky opens, an adhesive coating plant designed to support one major customer and the labeling of glass and PET containers. 


Flexcon purchases Arlon Graphics to expand its product portfolio in advertising and promotional products. 


Flexcon signs deal with NASA to manufacture and market polyimide aerogel.


Flexcon realigns globally under one leadership team with Aimee Peacock as CEO


Flexcon is the leading global manufacturer of coated and laminated films and adhesives. We strive for an operational and innovative organization that will benefit local, regional, and world-wide markets.