MADAWASKA, Maine (News release) -- Responding to the technologic advancements in the label market, Twin Rivers enhanced the formulation of Alliance Release, a base paper used in the production of silicone-coated release liners. Modifications to the manufacturing process and surface characteristics align with the rigorous performance requirements for increasing digital print applications.
"Release liners are a growing product category. Bigger, faster equipment combined with expanded use in new markets demand product innovation," said Jason Courter, Label Market Manager. "As a top-tier label paper supplier, it's critical that we stay ahead of market advancements to drive product development and add value to customer partnerships through diversification and differentiation."
Changes to the fiber furnish and coating formulation optimize the layflat characteristics of Alliance Release, critical for benchmark performance in the areas of convertibility, silicone compatibility, and digital print technologies, including laser.
Courter added, "Our manufacturing capability is ideal for release liner production. Proprietary differential coating technology, an integrated fiber basket, and 25 years of technical knowledge provide distinct advantages in the marketplace. Our strength is to continuously customize products unique to end-use applications, with the goal of exceeding the expectations of the converting channels."
Alliance Release is known for its smoothness, consistent die-cutting, dimensional stability, and stiffness. Key applications include "crack and peel," industrial tapes, pressure-sensitive labels, and graphic film laminates. The grade is available in silicone-coatable one-side (S1S) and two-side (S2S) options and in a range of calipers from 2.1 - 4.6 millimeters. It is compatible with all silicone systems, including solvent, solventless, and UV.
As a paper-based product, Alliance Release is a sustainable choice over films for converters and brand owners due to the substrate's inherent composability and recyclability. Additionally, Alliance Release is available with third-party chain of custody certification.
Twin Rivers supplies a portfolio of label base and face papers in addition to technical grades such as crepe, tissue, and poly coat base to North American and global converters and end-users.