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AWA – Industry seminar on release liners

USA • AWA Alexander Watson Associates Label Release Liner Seminar is now an established feature of the industry calendar – and conveniently takes place just before the annual Labelexpo exhibition and conference. This year’s location is Chicago, so Labelexpo exhibitors and visitors can gain an expert update on a key aspect of pressure-sensitive labeling on 12 September, at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, just before the show opens at the same location.

Linerless labels

This year’s program includes a session on linerless labeling, now an established technology, especially for food pre-packs, featuring speakers from Catchpoint Ltd, UPM Label, Pack & Release, and Maan Group; and an update on the latest developments in optical quality control for release liner from Jochen Koenig, MD of inspection specialists Dr Schenk.

Release liner recycling

A new and particularly relevant feature of the program is a release liner recycling session, with presentations from TLMI environmental committee chair Calvin Frost, Renae Kulis, senior director and global head of sustainability at Avery Dennison, and Robert Parker, owner of label converters Label King, who is an active participant in the recycling arena. The session will close with an interactive discussion with delegates on current status, and on evaluations of the way forward.

The AWA Label Release Liner Seminar 2016 is now open for online registrations at, where the full program may also be viewed. Platinum sponsors of the event are Dow Corning and UPM, and gold sponsors Mondi and Wacker. The event complements the annual AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference which also alternates between Europe and USA, held this year in Vienna (A), and which will take place next year in Chicago, March 29-31, 2017.


Armin Karl Geiger

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