Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Release Liner Highlights

Release liner is the material that many labels (pressure sensitive) include as a backer sheet. This is the component of the label, which is used as a carrier and discarded once the label is consumed.
-World consumption – all release liners – 31Billion sq. meters
-Growth is less than 1%/year
-Super Calendar Kraft #1 material (44% of the market)
-Films increased to 20% of the liner market
-Clay coated now 13% of the market
-Linerless labels have failed to be successful
-Total label growth 2.1%
-Glue applied + 2%
-Pressure Sensitive +1.8%

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