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Research and Markets: North America Release Liners Market 2015-2019 with Loparex Holding, Mondi, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics & UPM Raflatac Dominating

June 22, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Release Liners Market in North America 2015-2019” report to their offering.

The Release Liners market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 3.34% over the period 2014-2019.

A release liner is made of paper or plastic and functions as a carrier for pressure-sensitive label stock. It has special non-stick coatings on one or both ends. It is coated with a releasing agent on one or both sides, which prevents it from bonding with the material. Release liners protect the adhesive prior to its initial application. Release liners come in different forms, including paper and plastic films, and can be printed or non-printed. Primarily, release liners are made from glassine or super calendered kraft paper.

Corporations are investing heavily in R&D to come up with manufacturing innovations. Machinery and converters for plastic and substrates processing, as well as skilled manpower, are required in order to manufacture release liners. New technology is adopted for use in the manufacturing process and the selection of raw materials in order to suit customer requirements. Major input comes from marketing departments after feedback from major B2B customers.

According to the report, increased usage of film-based liners in the medical and hygiene industry is a major market driver. Film-based liners are stronger than paper-based liners and are used to preserve adhesive in labels before their usage.

Further, the report states that one of the major challenges hindering the growth of the market is the increased competition due to the high number of vendors.

Segmentation of the Release Liners market in North America by application:

– Envelopes and Packaging

– Graphic Arts

– Hygiene Applications

– Industrial Use

– Medical Use

– Pressure-sensitive Label Stock

– Tapes

Segmentation of the Release Liners market in North America by label format:

– Adhesive Applied

– In-mold

– Pressure-sensitive Labeling

– Sleeving

Segmentation of the Release Liners market in North America by substrate:

– Art Paper

– Film

– Glassine

– Polyolefin Paper

Key Vendors

– Loparex Holding

– Mondi

– Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

– UPM Raflatac

Other Prominent Vendors

– 3M

– Acucote

– Adhesives Research

– Avery Dennison

– Bloomer Plastics

– Blueridge Films

– Brentwood Plastics

– CCT Tapes

– Celestik

– Channeled Resources

– Elliott Schultz & Associates

– Fabrico

– Gascofil

– Griff Paper & Film

– International Paper

– Laufenberg

– Microseal Industries

– MPI Release

– Necal

– NewPage

– Papertec

– Rayven

– Ritrama

– Siliconature

– Spoton Coatings

– Technicote

– Twin Rivers Paper

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