Knott and his team developed pioneering innovations in pressure-sensitive, silicone release-liner coating technology -- including the introduction of Dow’s Flat Release Systems, which revolutionized high-speed, low-coatweight, high-performance coating.
Alex Knott of Dow (left) receives the 2019 AWA Release Liner Industry Leadership Award from Corey Reardon, AWA Alexander Watson Associates president/CEO.
Knott started his long career as a development chemist at Dow Corning, and over the decades has held positions in application engineering, technical leadership, and senior scientist roles. He is also Chairman of label association FINAT’s Technical Committee and a FINAT board member.
Presenting this special award for an outstanding contribution to release liners, AWA Alexander Watson Associates President/CEO Corey M. Reardon says, "Alex has been involved in many collaborative efforts, across the value chain, working with suppliers and customers alike – benefitting the entire release-liner industry. He has a global reputation as an authority on silicone-release systems, and through his work with FINAT has been instrumental in driving a number of market and technical initiatives."
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