Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, announced today it will launch SilcoTM Flat Premium, a new release paper for premium pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) graphics, at Fespa 2012, in Barcelona on February 21-24, 2012.
Large format PSA graphics are used to apply eye-catching decoration or advertising to large surfaces in architecture, retail, vehicles or exhibitions. Those graphic laminates require specially designed release liners for a well performing lamination process, a precise printing and an outstanding visual effect of the applied film.
As a leading global release papers supplier, Ahlstrom offers a specific range of products for PSA graphic laminates, which is today expanded with the introduction of Ahlstrom SilcoTM Flat Premium, designed for the most demanding PSA graphic applications. This new two-side clay coated release paper has been developed for lamination with the most sensitive adhesive graphics materials, such as thin transparent films or cast vinyls.
Its effective back side moisture barrier ensures excellent dimensional stability and lay-flat for an impeccable print of the vinyl. The increased smoothness on both sides of the paper avoids orange peel effect and enhances the glossiness of vinyl films. As no pattern is transferred to the adhesive layer, also the level of clarity of the transparent films remains high.
'With this new release paper, PSA manufacturers will be able to satisfy the most demanding applications, while printers and end-users will enjoy superior lay-flat and highly attractive graphics. Exhibiting at Fespa digital 2012, an event entirely dedicated to wide format digital printing, is an ideal opportunity to introduce Ahlstrom Silco(TM) Flat Premium. We also look forward to tackling the coming new challenges of the fast changing digital printing world for continuous improvement,' says Marco Martinez, Product Manager, Release & Label.
Ahlstrom is a global leading producer of release papers, counting on the widest product range on the market, for any PSA application. Its release papers are manufactured in Europe and South America and are part of the offering of Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business area.
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wallcovers, flooring, labels and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. Our 5,200 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. In 2011, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. The company's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.