AWA Label Release Liner Seminar 2018: Reviewing a changing market

AWA Release Liner Seminar 2018 took place a day before Labelexpo Americas (Source: AWA)

USA • Headlined “Release liner in a changing market” this year’s AWA Label Release Liner Industry Seminar, located alongside Labelexpo Americas 2018 in Chicago, did see a record attendance. The one-day program reflected elements of current interest and concern, from sustainability and 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.

According to the organiser, with the interests of the 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 subject elements. An 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.


 A highlight of the programme was a panel discussion exploring the 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 were 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 Company.

A more detailed to this event will follow soon.

Global Release Liner Industry Conference 2019

AWA’s Label Release Liner Industry Seminar complements the release the AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference, which alternates between North America and Europe, and next takes place in Charlotte, NC, 1-3 May 2019. More details are available at AWA’s website:

Definitely a highlight: visual notes made by an illustrator during the presentations (Source: AWA)


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