Sappi reinforces release liner business


Algro Sol from Sappi has been established on the markets for more than four decades
Algro Sol from Sappi has been established on the markets for more than four decades

Sappi Europe, the leading European producer of coated fine paper with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, has been successful on the markets with its Algro Sol silicone base papers for the last four decades.  Sappi is now reinforcing the performance capabilities and benefits of its release liner portfolio with several investments and activities. Together with the increased production capacities, a long-term and sustainable supply is ensured to meet the demands of a dynamically changing marketplace.

Central to this is Sappi’s strategy of strengthening and expanding the Packaging and Speciality Paper business. It follows a large investment in the rebuild of PM2 at Alfeld Mill and a number of subsequent projects and activities to develop new release liner products, as well as improve the quality, logistics and service. Sappi is also enhancing its leading position in silicone base papers in the European pressure sensitive adhesive market while growing its presence in the Americas and Asia.

Among the recent developments are lower grammages for Algro Sol SNC with 82, 85 and 98g/m². Produced on the PM 2 they are ideal suitable for office applications. These papers offer high volume, good mechanical strength, consistent thickness and they are very good for reverse side scoring (crack back). Like all Algro Sol products, these new papers have outstanding siliconisation properties. They offer minimum silicone consumption and excellent hold-out.