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Ahlstrom-Munksjö displaying sustainable release and label papers


Its dedicated range now includes supercalandered and clay-coated release papers, as well as niche facestock label papers.

With its first participation in Labelexpo Europe as the newly created Ahlstrom-Munksjö, the company is showcasing sustainable and effective paper-based solutions to the benefit of the pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) value chain.

The company has displayed its latest advances in its dedicated range, which now includes supercalandered and clay-coated release papers, as well as niche facestock label papers.

“We form today a larger company, with a strong financial position, extended R&D capabilities and a wider geographical footprint," says Marco Troglia, vice president release liners. "Our aim is to rely on these strengths to support strategic growth while continuing to deliver customer value through high quality, backed by advanced technology, deep know-how and tailored services. We are glad to connect at Labelexpo with the entire PSA value chain, as one of the key industries we commit to.”

Among release papers, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has presented the range of Acti-V(R) supercalandered papers, based on patented technology, which also includes Acti-V(R) Industrial grades for double side silicone coating of technical release liners for tapes, medical or composites applications. Proprietary technology grants Acti-V(R) multiple benefits: stronger and more durable silicone anchorage, and less platinum and energy required, contributing to efficiency and sustainability of the silicone coating process. The latest Acti-V(R) XB combines those performances with enhanced surface barrier for silicone hold-out, with the result of better silicone coverage and the possibility to optimize silicone coat-weight.

The range of Silco Flat clay coated products includes high lay-flat two-side coated papers designed for high performance digital,screen printed or plotter cut graphic laminates, and is broadened by Silco 2S Ultrastable, a release paper for double side silicone coating, for application in composites release liners. The paper offers high smoothness and very high dimensional stability trough steep changes of temperature and humidity.

On the facestock side, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has presented Adercote, a range of advanced papers specially developed for high-end PSA applications such as vegetable oil, wine and spirits, cosmetic or pharmaceutical labels.  For instance, Adercote GP delivers a grease-proof barrier to minimize potential oil spots, ensuring intact brand image until the last drop. Adercote HG offers excellent gloss for elegant and high-quality printed labels. Adercote Pharma enables premium opacity and excellent printing results for information identification.