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Partnership promotes silicone-coated paper recycling

Belgium РBelgian recycling specialist RecuLiner has struck up a partnership with Munksj̦ Group, a Finnish manufacturer of release papers for the pressure sensitive adhesive industry (PSA). Their goal is to develop and promote the recycling of silicone-coated release liners from PSA label end-users into cellulose fibre insulation.

The fibre used in the thermal and sound insulation of buildings has typically been produced from old newspapers, RecuLiner observes. But silicone-coated release paper waste has proved to be an ′excellent′ substitute material for this purpose, resulting in an ′even better performing product′, it is claimed.

The partnership with Munksjö will promote this new recycling option as part of its Full Circle programme and as a ′complementary possibility′ to its existing recycling opportunities in paper production. The programme was set up last year and will now ensure free-of-charge collection from many release liner end-users in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France and Germany.

′The collaboration with RecuLiner provides a valuable opportunity to increase the number of available recycling options for paper release liners in Europe,′ comments Marco Martinez, product manager – release liners and sustainability at Munksjö. It also further broadens the geographical coverage of the Full Circle recycling programme, he notes.

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