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For everyone involved in the pressure-sensitive label industry supply chain and planning to visit Labelexpo Americas, the AWA  Label Release Liner Seminar 2018 represents a valuable co-located feature event.   Taking place at a prime location, the Aloft Chicago O’Hare Hotel close by the Donald E Stephens Convention Center, on September 24th -- the day before the show opens -- the seminar addresses an appropriate theme:  ‘Release Liner in a Changing Label Market’.

Wide-ranging program content

The day’s program spans every aspect of the subject, from materials management, sustainability, downgauging, recycling, linerless labeling, coating and lamination, to AWA’s data on the global market today.   In addition to presentations from a number of leading suppliers, it features a panel discussion led by Corey Reardon, AWA Alexander Watson Associates, on the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the release liner industry over the next five years.   This debate brings together a highly-relevant team of experts:   Andy Thomas-Emans, Tarsus Label Group;  Dan Muenzer, TLMI;  Jaakko Nikkila, UPM Specialty Papers;  Nick Tucci, Avery Dennison;  Calvin Frost, Channeled Resources Group;  and Grace Zhang, Dow Chemical Company.

Extensive networking opportunities

The day’s program also offers networking opportunities during the coffee and lunch breaks and the cocktail reception which brings the event to a close. 

Platinum sponsors of the event are Avery Dennison, Dow, Elkem, ICP Industrial, Mondi, UPM, and Wacker;  and full details of the program are available on the AWA website, where it is also possible to register for the event online.