CRG finds uses for spent liner and PS matrix.

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Channeled Resources Group (CRG) has announced that it has "closed the loop" in the pressure sensitive industry by developing economic and environmental solutions for both spent liner and nonrecyclable matrix. The announcement was made during Labelexpo Americas 2010 in Chicago. CRG markets B-grade labelstocks worldwide, and is LIFE certified for environmental compliance in the label industry.

"The implications of these new developments are enormous for an industry that has historically generated upwards of 60 percent byproduct," says Cindy White, CRG president. "By providing alternatives to landfilling, the industry becomes more sustainable."

In the first case, CRG has developed an alternative to landfilling spent silicone release liner. The liner carries the printed PS label to the point of application before being discarded. CRG then processes the spent liner into desiliconized pulp (DSP). DSP has been introduced to the specialty paper industry as a...

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