Munksjö to introduce new sustainable release papers at LabelExpo Europe

Helsinki, Finland, 2013-08-30 11:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


Munksjö, the newly created global leader in specialty papers, will for the
first time exhibit at LabelExpo Europe, September 24-27 in Brussels, and will
present several new products that widen even further its range of release
papers for the Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) industry. With the development
of new products, and the recent launch of the Full Circle recycling program,
Munksjö demonstrates its willingness to actively support the PSA industry in
growing their business sustainably.

At LabelExpo Europe, Munksjö will introduce Acti-V LEAF 50 g/m2, a new
lightweight release paper with superior mechanical characteristics, for
production of thinner and lighter PSA labelstock laminates. With a tensile
strength comparable to that of much heavier standard release papers, Acti-V
LEAF enables to use less material, improve efficiency and sustainability, with
safety of high strength. It features additionally unique Acti-V benefits making
silicone coating more efficient and reliable.

Acti-V technology, introduced in 2011, was successfully extended to the entire
range of supercalendered release papers, for one or two-side silicone coating.
Acti-V allows a revolutionary silicone anchorage and significant saving on
energy and catalyst cost in the silicone formulations. The product was tested
with formulations below 20 platinum ppm and coated at speeds over 1200 m/min.

For PSA graphics applications, the Silco Flat range, offers the widest
portfolio of specialized clay-coated release papers to answer the most
demanding wide-format printing needs. The last developments include Silco Flat
Premium for the most sensitive vinyl and thin transparent films and Silco Flat
HB, specifically developed for plotter cut application, allowing precise cut
even with the most complex shapes.

New Silco Office 50 and 55 g/m² will enlarge the offering of clay-coated
release papers for office applications such A4 labels for home and office
desktop printers. These new grades meet market expectations for lighter and
more sustainable solutions with no compromise on performance.

Additionally, Munksjö will introduce a dedicated range of release papers for
pre-impregnated composites materials used by industries such as marine,
aerospace, wind-energy, leisure or automotive. This range of process papers
includes supercalendered, clay-coated and SCK grades for silicone coating on
both sides.

At LabelExpo Europe, Munksjö will also present the Full Circle recycling
program for paper release liner that enables label end-users to save on
landfill cost and reduce their environmental foot print. The Full Circle
program offers collection of paper liner waste at no cost, for recycling into
specialty papers. Paper liner can be collected in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg
and the Netherlands.

Munksjö Oyj is one of the world's largest specialty paper companies created by
the combination of Munksjö AB and Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business in
2013*. The group is organised in four business areas: Decor, Release Liners,
Industrial Applications and Graphics and Packaging. Munksjö Release Liners
business area is a global leading producer of release papers for the PSA
industry. Its product range includes supercalendered and clay-coated release
papers manufactured at sites in Europe and South America*. All of them are ISO
14001, FSC® and PEFC Chain-of-Custody certified.

The offering of the Graphics and Packaging business area also includes
specialty facestock label papers and base papers for metallized labels.

Munksjö Oyj

For more information, please contact:

Marco Troglia, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Release Liners
Tel +39 011 92 60 188,
Marco Martinez, Product manager, Release Liners and Sustainability
Tel. +39 011 92 60 271,

*The combination of Munksjö AB and Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business in
Europe was completed May 24, 2013 to form Munksjö Oyj, one of the world's
largest global specialty paper companies. The second phase is expected to take
place by end of 2013 for Ahlstrom's LP activities in Brazil. The new Munksjö
will have approximately 3000 employees and 15 production facilities in Europe,
China and Brazil, and pro forma net sales of approximately EUR 1.2 billion.
Munksjö Oyj shares have been quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki June 7, 2013.
More information is available at

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