Sappi at the AWA Global Release Liner conference 2024

“Past, Present, Future: Where does the Release Liner Industry go from here?”

AWA 2024

Sappi, a leading global provider of packaging and speciality papers, is taking part in the AWA (Alexander Watson Associates) Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition 2024, which will be held in Amsterdam between 20 and 22 March 2024. In line with the conference theme, Sappi will be showcasing a selection of its innovative products at its exhibition stand and share insight on the development and potential of release liners with participants. As in previous years, Sappi will once again be a main conference sponsor.

The AWA conference is the only international event dedicated to the release liner industry. It serves as an annual meeting point for the sector’s professionals to exchange ideas, stay informed on market developments and industry challenges – and network across the entire value chain. Jan Hasselblatt, Head of Sales Self-Adhesives at Sappi explains: “This year’s AWA conference will be held under the heading ‘Past, present, future: Where does the Release Liner Industry go from here?” We, at Sappi, can certainly identify with this quintessential question. We see great potential to achieve even more with our high-quality papers and we never stop thinking about how we can further develop them to meet future requirements.”


A wide portfolio of paper-based release liners

Sappi offers an extensive portfolio of paper-based release liners for the self-adhesive industry, including glassine and CCK silicone base papers as well as face stock papers. Jan Hasselblatt adds: “Be it with enhanced surfaces or easier processability, we are constantly advancing our release liners. And, looking at the future of release liners, the issue of sustainability is of great importance to us. We have not only established many environmental protection measures ourselves, we also aim to support our customers in achieving their sustainability goals. Last year, for example, we introduced the Sol BCK release liner, which can reduce the CO2 footprint by more than 50% compared to the frequently used PCK-based release liner. In 2024, we will continue to develop our high-quality release liners for our customers and optimise them even further.”

Find out more about Sappi’s latest innovation Sol BCK using the following link:

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Sappi is a Platinum Sponsor

Sappi sees the AWA conference as an important meeting place where visitors can discuss trends, challenges and developments in the release liner sector. It is with this in mind that the paper manufacturer has once again opted to become a Platinum Sponsor.

Visitors who are interested in finding out more about release liners, future requirements and developments are invited to visit Sapp at its exhibition stand and discuss these issues and many more with our knowledgeable experts on site.

If you haven't yet registered for the event, simply use the following link:

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