AWA’s annual update

The tenth edition of AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ AWA Release Liner Annual Review 2017 has been newly published.

It brings together an 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

Pressure-sensitive labels remain the largest global market for release liner. It grew by 3.9 per cent in 2016. However, pressure-sensitive tapes and medical applications exhibited the highest growth rates, at 6.8 per cent and 6.2 per cent respectively. The AWA 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 a choice of curing method are also covered. Additionally, the study benefits from its exclusive annual industry survey, documenting value chain activity in the realms of globalisation, sustainability, costs, M&A activity, growth, investment, and key market trends. An up-to-date directory of the leading companies complements research data across the supply chain.

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, where it is also possible to order the report.