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AWA Reports on Asian Release Liner Markets

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS | AWA Alexander Watson Associates reports the release of the sixth edition of the Asian Release Liner Market Study, said to provide in-depth data and analysis of release liner in this key geographic region, today and tomorrow. 

 According to AWA, Asian demand for release liners across many applications, from labels to food and bakery, hygiene, and tapes, is the highest in the world, representing 37% of the total global market.

In 2015, 47% of Asian release liner was consumed in pressure-sensitive label applications. While glassine/SCK paper release base is the preferred medium for labels, AWA says, Asian climatic conditions continue to support polyolefin-coated paper as the release base of choice, with a 29% market share.

In terms of future growth—predicted to be approximately 7.6% annually in Asia in the next few years—AWA research shows that it is the medical, tape, and industrial market segments that will contribute most. This trend is supporting lively investment, the report says, not only from western-based companies but also from the region itself, and production capacity investments in China alone could potentially handle doubled demand within the next five years.

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