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The newly-published tenth edition of AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ AWA Release Liner Annual Review 2017 – brings together an expert in-depth assessment of the state of the global release liner market across all its end uses – from labels and graphics to envelopes, food and bakery, tapes, medical and hygiene, and industrial applications.

End-use market data

While pressure-sensitive labels remain the largest global market for release liner, and grew in 2016 at 3.9%, pressure-sensitive tapes and medical applications exhibited the highest growth rates, at 6.8% and 6.2% respectively, and the study examines the regional differences in markets across the globe. The developing markets of Asia were major growth drivers in 2016, alongside Europe, which experienced strong growth in eastern countries.

The critical silicone component in release liner construction and choice of curing method are also covered; and the study benefits from its exclusive annual industry survey, documenting value chain activity in the realms of globalization, sustainability, costs, M&A activity, growth, investment, and key market trends. Research data are complemented by an up-to-date directory of leading companies across the supply chain.

Detailed prospectus

A detailed prospectus for the AWA Release Liner Annual Review 2017, and details of related release liner market research studies, may be accessed online at the AWA website, www.awa-bv.com, where it is also possible to order the report.