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February 14, 2017 - Tape & Label

Release Liner Market Dynamics and Smart Adhesives

Transparency Market Research cited that the global release liners market is expected to reach $17 billion by the end of 2024. Let’s take a closer look at this market’s dynamics and the right adhesives for it.

Release Liner Demand 

While North America holds the largest market share for release liner products, Asia Pacific is expected to see the highest growth in upcoming years. This is due in large part to its new construction activity and increasing domestic demand from food and pharmaceutical markets.

An increasing emphasis on better labeling and improved packaging quality overall is also causing release liner growth. Rising international trade and global population are factors as well.

Release Liner Materials 

The majority of release liners are manufactured using paper or plastic films. Coated with a release agent on either one or both sides, which provides a release effect against the adhesive. Common release agents include:

  • Crosslinkable silicone
  • Materials that have low surface energy

Largely, applications for release liners include pressure sensitive tapes and labels.

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Smart Adhesives for Release Liners

Bostik manufactures adhesives designed for release liner applications. From permanent to removable adhesion, our pressure sensitive adhesives for tapes and labels offer a variety of features, including:

  • Flexible open time
  • Varying levels of tack
  • Tenacious early bond strength
  • High resistance to plasticizer migration

For more information on our adhesive capabilities for release liners, call 800-7-BOSTIK.

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