Munksjö to present its advances in release papers at LabelExpo Asia 2013

Helsinki, Finland, 2013-11-20 11:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


Munksjö*, one of the world's largest specialty paper companies, will exhibit at
LabelExpo Asia 2013, December 3-6 in Shanghai, and will present to the Asian
market its latest advances in release papers for the Pressure Sensitive
Adhesive (PSA) industry. The most recent developments include the new Acti-V
LEAF lightweight release paper for labelstock applications and the enlarged
Silco portfolio for specific PSA graphics needs.

Munksjö's attendance at the largest label and package printing event in Asia
demonstrates its willingness to support the PSA industry globally and meet the
increasing demand of Asian markets for sustainable, high-performance solutions.

New Acti-V LEAF 50 g/m2 is a lightweight glassine release paper with superior
mechanical characteristics. Thanks to a tensile strength comparable to that of
much heavier standard release papers, Acti-V LEAF enables to produce thinner
and lighter PSA labelstock laminates, with no compromise on efficiency. And
because it is manufactured with the Acti-V technology, it enables a
revolutionary silicone anchorage with significant savings on energy and
catalyst cost in the silicone formulations.

For PSA wide-format graphics applications, Munksjö has recently added Silco
Flat Premium and Silco Flat HB to its range of clay-coated release papers.
Silco Flat Premium eases production process and application of the most
sensitive vinyl and thin transparent films. Silco Flat HB is designed for
plotter applications and enables precise film cut even with the most complex

Other developments to be showcased at LabelExpo Asia are the new Silco Office
50 and 55 g/m² enlarging the offering of clay-coated release papers for office
applications and the new dedicated range of release papers for pre-impregnated
composites materials.

Munksjö Release Liners Business Area is a global leading producer of release
papers for the PSA industry. Its release papers are manufactured at sites in
Europe and South America*. All of them are ISO 14001, FSC® and PEFC
Chain-of-Custody certified. The offering of Munksjö 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 27, 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.

Munksjö - Materials for innovative product design

The Munksjö Group is an international specialty paper company with a unique
product offering for a large number of industrial applications and
consumer-driven products. Founded in 1862, Munksjö is among the leading
producers in the world of high-value added papers within attractive market
segments such as Decor paper, Release Liners, Electrotechnical paper, Abrasive
backings and Interleaving paper for steel. Given Munksjö's global presence and
way of integrating with its customers' operations, the company forms a global
service organisation with approximately 3,000 employees. Production facilities
are located in France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. Munksjö Oyj is
listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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