New sustainable release liner capacity comes on stream in Malaysia: Stellar Films Group invests for the future with Akronn Industries

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

image Stellar Films Group, Malaysia, today announced the start-up of Akronn Industries – a new silicone release and coating business whose name – meaning ‘leading edge’ in Greek – reflects the company’s remit.

Akronn Industries’ new purpose-built production facility in Nilai, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is equipped to manufacture high-quality release liners for the hygiene, photovoltaic, graphic arts, tapes, and other industrial markets – all major growth markets for release liner today.

Paper- and film-based products

The new facility houses the widest-web production line in Asia today, and is focussed on solvent-free coating of both paper and film substrates; multi-colour back printing; and narrow-coil slitting capabilities. Customers around the world will be able to source a diverse mix of paper- and film- based release products, sustainably-produced in an eco-friendly plant. Akronn Industries’ Technical Director, Peter Symons, confirms: ‘From the beginning, we set out to build a state-of-the-art, world-class facility to enable us to offer our customers efficiency and flexibility. We feel we’ve accomplished that goal.’

A strategic initiative

Within the broader context of Stellar Films Group’s release liner business, Akronn Industries’ products will also complement the high-performance cast embossed release films that are central to Stellar’s global product offering. That the creation of Akronn Industries is a strategic move is confirmed by Stellar Films Group’s CEO, Stephen Walters. ‘Our customers’ needs are our top priority. In today’s fast-moving markets, they require from us ongoing R&D and an expanding product portfolio. This new facility is proof of our continuing commitment to support them in this requirement.’

Global sales network

Akronn Industries will service its customer base through Akronn’s and Stellar Films’ extensive sales and manufacturing network around the world. For further information, visit Akronn Industries’ website, www.akronn.com, or email or email: sales@akronn.com.

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