UPM Specialty Papers and technical tape producer Lohmann have partnered to develop the recycling of paper liners used for adhesive tapes. The collaboration is based on UPM LinerLoop, which is a pioneering solution for recycling paper liners in closed loop. For adhesive tape liners, the biggest technical obstacle to high-efficiency recycling is that the industry traditionally uses dark brown silicone liners. Since glassine is generally white or at least very clear, recycling darker colored glassine in the same stream contaminated the recycled pulp. That is why Lohmann presented its bio sourced and solvent-free tapes, DuploCOLL ECO, with a new white paper liner, to facilitate recycling. “We are delighted to have helped Lohmann remove barriers to recycling paper liners for its adhesive tapes,” said Mikko Rissanen, UPM Specialty Papers Chief Technology Officer.
Published on 16/11/2023