Case Background

On October 1, 2017, Appvion, Inc. and 5 affiliated debtors (collectively, the "Debtors" or the "Company") each filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  The cases are pending before the Honorable Kevin J. Carey, and are jointly administered under Case No. 17-12082.

On November 15, 2017, an order was entered dismissing the Chapter 11 Case of Appvion Global Netherlands Cooperatief, U.A.

The Company intends to use these proceedings to facilitate a balance sheet restructuring and better position itself for long-term growth and success. Appvion expects to emerge a stronger, more competitive company, backed by a sustainable capital structure.

During the process, Appvion’s business is operating as usual.  The Company will work closely with its vendors and customers to ensure that ongoing obligations are met and that production and delivery are uninterrupted throughout the restructuring process.

For additional information:

Click here to view the Company’s filing press release.
Click here to view the Company’s first day motions press release.
Click here to view the Company’s letter to vendors.
Click here to view the Company’s letter to customers.
Click here to view the Company’s letter to retirees.
Click here for Restructuring Frequently Asked Questions.

Important Information & Dates

Deadline to File Claims

The Bankruptcy Court has set the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim against the Debtor:

  • General Claims Bar Date: February 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Rejection Claims Bar Date: March 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Click on "Submit a Claim" above to download a proof of claim form and for more information regarding filing a claim against the Debtor.

Hearing on First Day Motions

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on October 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) before the Honorable Kevin J. Carey, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, 824 Market St., 5th Fl., Courtroom #5, Wilmington, Delaware. A final hearing on certain of the First Day Motions was held on October 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

Please click below to view and download the First Day Motions and the First Day Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders



Governmental Unit Bar Da...

5:00 p.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

2:00 p.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

11:00 a.m. (ET)


Debtors' Counsel

DLA Piper LLP (US) - DE

1201 North Market Street
Suite 2100
Wilmington, DE   19801
Phone: 302.768.5700
Fax: 302.394.2341
Stuart M. Brown
Kaitlin MacKenzie Edelman

DLA Piper LLP (US) - IL

444 West Lake Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL   60606
Phone: 312.368.4000
Fax: 312.236.7516
Richard A. Chesley

DLA Piper LLP (US) - NY

1251 Avenue of the Americas
27th Floor
New York, NY   10020
Phone: 212.335.4500
Fax: 212.335.4501
Jamila Justine Willis

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

844 King Street, Suite 2207
Wilmington, DE   19801
Phone: 302.573.6491
Fax: 302.573.6497
Mark Kenney

United States Bankruptcy Court

District of Delaware
824 Market Street North, 3rd Floor
Wilmington, DE   19801
Phone: 302.252.2900


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
17-12082 Appvion, Inc. October 01, 2017
17-12083 Paperweight Development Corp. October 01, 2017
17-12084 PDC Capital Corporation October 01, 2017
17-12085 Appvion Receivables Funding I LLC October 01, 2017
17-12086 APVN Holdings LLC October 01, 2017
17-12087 Appvion Global Netherlands Cooperatief UA (Case dismissed on November 15, 2017) October 02, 2017