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Release liner products incorporating recycled post-consumer fibre

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Release liner products incorporating recycled post-consumer fibre
New range of release liner paper products manufactured from a combination of recycled fibre and FSC certified virgin fibre.
In Use – Commercially available

Recycled content/recyclability

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Drinks, Food, Home Improvement, Household & Personal Care

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A paper paper manufacturer has developed a new range of release liner papers manufactured using a combination of recycled post-consumer waste and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) virgin wood pulp.
The company was able to  combine it's proprietary papermaking expertise and coating technologies to develop this new range of release liner stock. The new range of is marketed under the Eco Select RT™ by Wausau Paper of the USA.
The content in this entry has been obtained from publicly available information sources only (e.g. press releases, website and trade press articles) and is subject to completion of a validation process with the technology supplier..

Potential Benefits

This product greatest potential benefit of this technology is in providing a range of paper release liners manufactured using waste materials rather than virgin paper pulp whilst retaining superior performance normally associated with virgin material.

Intellectual Property

The new range of release liner products is marketed under the Eco Select RT™ by Wausau Paper of the USA. The company has trademarked the new range.

Consultant View

The environmental credentials of labels and release liners are currently a specific focus for many brand owners. Subsequently there are many innovations currently being brought to market which reduce the environmental impact of these packaging components. Incorporating recycled content into release liners whilst maintaining performance is a significant achievement.
Readers who are interested in other innovations aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of labels and release liners should search the REID database using the key word "Labels".

Contacts and Further Information

Sheila Widule, Strategic Marketing Manager Coated Products
Wausau Paper
515 West Davenport
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Tel: 001 715-369-4336

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