Specialty paper company Munksjö to upgrade its La Gère Release Liners mill in the south east of France

Helsinki, Finland, 10-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Munksjö, one of the global leading specialty paper companies, has announced today an investment for the upgrade of its La Gère Release Liners mill in the south east of France, to further increase product performance and strengthen the support to the pressure sensitive adhesive labelling and the specialty tape and industrial markets served.

The investment will be executed in the month of December 2014, and will upgrade the mill’s G6 supercalendered release paper machine. The planned substitution of the line’s head-box with state of the art equipment will result in better product runnability through silicone coating and lamination and through further converting processes both in PSA labelling and in specialty tape and industrial end-uses.

This investment follows the installation in late 2012 of equipment to apply the successful Acti-V™ technology to release papers produced on G6 paper machine, designed for one and two-side silicone coating processes. Munksjö Acti-V™ plays an active role in the silicone curing and anchorage process, reducing requirement for catalyst (platinum) and energy while making silicone anchorage stronger and more durable, even in challenging environmental conditions.

The La Gère mill is part of Munksjö Release Liners Business Area, a global leading producer of release papers for the PSA industry, with manufacturing sites in Europe and South America. All of them are ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, FSC® and PEFC™ Chain-of-Custody certified.

For more information, please contact:
Marco Troglia, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Release Liners,
Tel +39 011 92 60 188, marco.troglia@munksjo.com
Marco Martinez, Product Manager, Release Liners and Sustainability
Tel +39 011 92 60 271, marco.martinez@munksjo.com

Munksjö – Materials for innovative product design
The Munksjö Group is an international specialty paper company with a unique product offering for a large number of industrial applications and consumer-driven products. Founded in 1862, Munksjö is among the leading producers in the world of high-value added papers within attractive market segments such as decor paper, release papers, electrotechnical paper, abrasive backings, graphic and industrial paper and interleaving paper. Given Munksjö’s global presence and way of integrating with its customers’ operations, the company forms a global service organisation with 15 production facilities; located in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden, approximately 3,000 employees and sales offices all around the world. Munksjö Oyj is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.munksjo.com.


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