Global Release Liner Conference
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands—The annual forum for the manufacture and use of release liners, the Global Release Liner Industry Conference, hosted by Alexander Watson Associates (AWA) Conferences & Events (www.awa-bv.com), takes place this year in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 30-31. Held in alternate years in Europe and the USA, the event complements AWA’s extensive platform of market studies on the release liner industry.
The comprehensive program features market data from AWA specialist researchers and the results of the company’s annual industry survey. Expert industry presentations will explore both opportunities and issues in an industry which, as a whole, provides technical functionality across a variety of markets, particularly self-adhesive labels, but which continues to attract concern in terms of its environmental and waste management credentials. As well as business development prospects and geographical opportunities across all markets, conference sessions examine in-depth material and technology innovation trends, with a panel discussion focusing specifically on silicone and release coating technology. Presentations are provided by industry-leading companies spanning the release liner supply chain.
Release liner recycling
A ground-breaking session, “The Sustainable Life of Release Liner Paper,” features three presentations—from Calvin Frost, CEO of Channeled Resources Group, who outlines the challenge; from Dr. Krisztina Bordacs, environmental manager at Sara Lee, who reports on her company’s liner recycling program; and from Petri Tani, president, Cycle4Green, Ltd., a company that creates high-quality desiliconized pulp from release liner waste.
The formal conference program is complemented by a tabletop exhibition and extensive networking opportunities.