AWA – Annual release liner market update

THE NETHERLANDS • According to AWA’s “Global Release Liner Market Update 2015”, the estimated global volume consumption of release liner was 43,984 million m2 (462,8481 million sqft) in 2014. Regionally, Asia consumed 37% of this total – ahead of both Europe and North America, each of which had a 28% market share. The emerging economies, South America and Africa and the Middle East, now represent 4% and 3% of the world market respectively. Pressure-sensitive labelstock remains the prime end-use segment for both paper- and film-based liner, and grew by 4% in 2014, but it was the market for pressure-sensitive tapes that grew globally most dynamically – at 9.7%.

The report brings together the important facts on volumes, growth rates, market structure and regional characteristics, as well as raw material trends and costs, regional differences, end-use markets, and environmental issues. It also features the documentation of around 100 market participants’ views of the release liner industry’s business platform, as recorded in the company’s annual “voice of the industry” survey, which spans globalization, M&A activity, sustainability and environmental issues, industry costs and profitability, and growth expectations by region.


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Armin Karl Geiger

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