The annual Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition, hosted by AWA Conferences & Events, will feature a broad speaker platform, a complementary exhibition, and sponsor companies from different sectors of the industry. This forum, for all concerned in the manufacture and use of release liners, takes place at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, Rosemont, IL, USA, March 31 to April 1. Those unable to attend the full conference can instead visit the exhibition, which will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on the first day, and from 8 am to 2.30 pm on the second day.
The conference agenda explores both opportunities and issues in an industry which, as a whole, provides technical functionality across a variety of markets. Presentations, panel discussions, and exclusive AWA market data – including the results of the company’s annual industry survey – provide the core of the formal program to deliver a comprehensive overview of the current market environment, growth and business development prospects, industry trends, and technology innovation.
Keynote speakers include Todd Williams, procurement manager, decoration and tubes, North America, for Unilever; and Ian Murdoch, director, global forest, paper and packaging, Austria, for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Presentations from industry-leading companies include, among others, Dow Europe, Henkel, Loparex, Novamelt-Jowat, Polyplex, Spear USA, and tesa SE.
The formal program concludes with a special session devoted to release liner waste, led by Channeled Resources Group’s Calvin Frost, and featuring a checklist of the tools that drive liner recycling (e.g., scorecards, legislation, cost reductions, and corporate sustainability statements); a study of sustainable recycling of polyester release liners; converting release liner into energy;and an open panel discussion on release liner waste and solutions.
The event is supported by Platinum Sponsor UPM;Gold Sponsors Bluestar Silicones, Dow Corning, Evonik, Huhtamaki, Loparex, and Mondi; and Silver Sponsors Billerud, Boise, Channeled Resources Group, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, and Tekkote.
Program details and reservation information is available at the AWA website.