Mondi - 8/20/2009
Mondi Presents Innovative Biodegradable and Compostable Polymers
-based Release Liner Solutions at Labelexpo 2009
Mondi presents its innovative product portfolio of silicone-coated release liners for the label industry and a wide
range of newly developed functional coatings at this year’s Labelexpo in Brussels, Belgium from September 23 -
In 2009 Mondi focuses on creating new solutions utilising functional coatings and biopolymers. "Consistent high-
quality of release liners adapted to specific manufacturing conditions is crucial to our customers. Mondi takes a
leading role in the development of biodegradable films and coated substrates and extends its Sustainex®
product range by a biodegradable and compostable polymerbased release liner - according to EN 13432 - ,"
said Carsten Lange, General Manager Release Liner Europe.
In addition to the existing films and extrusion coated products, this newly developed release liner offers additional
beneficial solutions for the self-adhesive industry. Release liner play an important role during the self-adhesive
labelling process, because they protect the adhesive during production and back the label during printing and
"Market-oriented and innovative industries, requiring special functionalities for their end products and applications
are always looking for new opportunities. With our functional coating products, we are able to offer custom-
tailored solutions," stated Thorsten Röttger, International Key Account Director & Segment Marketing Director.
By combining and processing materials, Mondi can produce various types of products according to the respective
requirements. Typical functionalities within the range are: fireproof coatings for buildings or other industries; anti-
slip properties for medical apparel, trays, packaging and building; antistatic conductives for electronics, clean
room applications, tapes; top coating for films to improve printability and/or adhesive anchorage and many more.
"Ongoing product and process development is essential for optimised quality. In close cooperation with its
customers, Mondi always investigates possibilities and opportunities in order to meet the fast changing
requirements of the market – a clear target is to offer a strategic competitive advantage," stated Thorsten Röttger.
Mondi supplies its release liners from six plants in Europe and two plants in the US. Having such a production
network Mondi offers a cost effective, flexible and reliable supply chain for the global labels industry.