Finland – Finland-based high-performance materials company Ahlstrom is specifically targeting the recycling of silicone-coated paper release liners used by the pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) label industry.
Ahlstrom intends to collect the coated paper – better known as glassine – at the end-of-life phase to convert it into specialty paper at its facility in OsnabrÃ¼ck, Germany. For a minimum quantity of two tonnes per load, the material will be taken off retailers’ hands in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands at no cost.
Stating that the initiative is designed to help divert paper liner waste from landfill or incineration, Ahlstrom’s Executive Vice President Daniele Borlatto adds: ‘We trust this programme will offer PSA label end-users an opportunity to increase their overall environmental performance as such programmes are able to reinforce the position of paper as a uniquely sustainable material for the PSA industry.’
For more information, visit: www.ahlstrom.com