The full one-day program on Sept. 24, headlined "Release Liner in a Changing Market," reflected all the elements of current interest and concern, from sustainability, release-liner recycling and linerless labeling to materials management, in-line narrow-web silicone coating, competing labeling technologies where release liner is not used, and global market data.
Lively visual notes
With the interests of the full pressure-sensitive label and release-liner value chain covered in the seminar agenda, participants were provided with an extra and engaging opportunity to focus on the inter-relationships of the various subject elements. A clever illustrator made visual notes during the presentations, providing real-time, eye-catching graphic reinforcement of the speakers’ messages and a visual overview of the day’s discussions (see below).
Industry experts discuss the future
A highlight of the program was an extensive panel discussion exploring the likely directions of the pressure-sensitive label and release liner industry over the next five years. Moderated by AWA Alexander Watson Associates President & CEO, Corey Reardon, the panel participants, Calvin Forest, Channeled Resources Group; Andy Thomas-Emans, Tarsus Labels Group; Dan Muenzer, TLMI; Nick Tucci, Avery Dennison; Jaakko Nikkila, UPM Specialty Papers; and Grace Zhang, Dow Chemical Co., were more than able to address the subject, and bring real and thought-provoking insights.
Global Release Liner Industry Conference 2019
The AWA Label Release Liner Industry Seminar complements the release-liner industry’s prime event – the AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference, which alternates between North America and Europe, and next takes place in Charlotte, NC, May 1-3, 2019, for which the call for papers, and registration, are now open.
More info: www.awa-bv.com/events