Sappi Reinforces Release Liner Business

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016

Sappi is now reinforcing the performance capabilities and benefits of its release liner portfolio with several investments and activities, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

Central to this is Sappi’s strategy of strengthening and expanding the Packaging and Speciality Paper business. It follows a large investment in the rebuild of PM2 at Alfeld Mill and a number of subsequent projects and activities to develop new release liner products, as well as improve the quality, logistics and service.

Sappi is also enhancing its leading position in silicone base papers in the European pressure sensitive adhesive market while growing its presence in the Americas and Asia.

“It will continue to be the case in the future as this is a large part of our business. We continue to invest in the release liner business to develop new products together with our customers and strengthen our market position in long term”, says Gunnar Sieber, Manager Product Group Release Liner at Sappi. He continues: “We hold a leading position in Europe, and thanks to the rebuild of our PM2, we have acquired additional market shares in countries outside Europe. The Americas and Asia are our focus.”

Among the recent developments are lower grammages for Algro Sol SNC with 82, 85 and 98 g/m². Produced on the PM 2 they are ideal suitable for office applications. These papers offer high volume, good mechanical strength, consistent thickness and they are very good for reverse side scoring (crack back).

Optimisation of logistics and the subsequent impact on environmental consideration is also a crucial ingredient in Sappi’s customer oriented strategy.


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