Ahlstrom, Avery Dennison take on liner recycling in Europe.

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* Ahlstrom, a global high-performance materials company and producer of release papers, has announced a new initiative for recycling silicone coated paper release liners used by the pressure sensitive adhesive label industry.

This sustainability initiative aims to collect silicone coated super calendered papers (commonly known as glassine) once they have been utilized as carriers of PSA labels by end users, such as brand owners or retailers. Ahlstrom will collect the materials through one or more logistics partners and will recycle them into specialty paper production at its Osnabruck plant in Germany.

Glassine paper release liners will be picked-up at no cost from end users anywhere in Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands, provided a Minimum quantity of two tons per load. Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials Division will support this initiative and utilize its contacts across the value chain in order to make label printers and brand owners aware of...

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