Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, will launch Acti-V, a new generation of release papers for silicone coating, at LabelExpo Europe 2011, held in Brussels from September 28 to October 1.
Acti-V will enable silicone coaters and PSA materials producers to increase their manufacturing speed and capacity, to save catalyst and energy costs, and simultaneously improve the product reliability, according to a statement by Ahlstrom.
This technology transforms an inert carrier paper into an active player in the silicone curing and anchorage process. With Ahlstrom Acti-V release papers, silicone curing happens faster and requires less catalyst (platinum) and energy, the company says, adding that silicone anchorage is stronger and more durable.
“This new technology is the result of several years of research, focused on the operational challenges of our customers,” says Daniele Borlatto, executive vice president, label and processing. “The outcome is highly innovative: It will enable our customers to greatly improve the productivity of their silicone coaters and to reduce the total cost of ownership of their product. Our customers will free the full potential of their equipment, gain in flexibility and increase their process efficiency in ways they never thought possible.”
Ahlstrom operates five release liners production sites located in Europe and South America.