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Evonik to Present Linerless Label Trail at Labelexpo 2015

Published on 2015-08-11. Author : SpecialChem

Evonik will present the linerless trail at Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels. Eight companies engaged in the PSA industry including Evonik stand together to further promote the idea of linerless labels.

Fig. 1: Evonik

Linerless label technology offer a genuine contribution to sustainability and our environment as it avoids waste of the used released liner.

At the same time to cost efficiency, since the release liner makes up to 40 % of the material of a standard PSA label. The advantages are numerous and obvious. For more than three decades TEGO® RC Silicones have proven their excellent performance for PSA label applications. TEGO® RC’s specific patented technology works also perfectly to manufacture these linerless products. Through a very robust UV-curing mechanism Evonik´s free radical curing TEGO® RC Silicones are a key for linerless label applications on a wide variety of filmic or paper surfaces. The silicone curing is completed in fractions of a second at room temperature which means low energy consumption and no stress to the substrate. Paper shows excellent lay-flat behavior.

TEGO® RC Silicones allow successful in-line coating on top of the printed substrates or on top of the thermal sensitive print coating without interference with the substrate, thermal coating or printed face stock. The adhesive can be immediately applied in-line on the reverse side of the label then the label is rolled up without a liner, just like a tape. Typical applications include linerless thermal print labels, wrap around labels or micro perforated decorative labels. The final uses range from food packaging, logistics, weight scale and consumer goods.

For more information visit Evonik at the Brussels LabelExpo Europe 2015 at booth 11D31 in hall 11 or just follow the linerless trail signs.

About Nutrition & Care

The Nutrition & Care segment is led by Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH and contributes to fulfilling basic human needs. That includes applications for everyday consumer goods as well as animal nutrition and health care. This segment employed about 7,000 employees, and generated sales of around €4.2 billion in 2014.

About Evonik

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, operating in the Nutrition & Care, Resource Efficiency and Performance Materials segments. The company benefits from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. In 2014 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €12.9 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €1.9 Billion.

Forward-Looking Statements
In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.

Source: Evonik

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