Madawaska, ME (April 7, 2014) – Meeting the changing market and technological advancements in specialty papers, Twin Rivers announces the addition of heavyweight calipers and silicone coatable two-sided liners to its Alliance® Release portfolio, delivering versatility and choice to high-quality converters, laminators and end-users.
“Changing industry dynamics are significantly affecting labeling. New end-uses coupled with stringent technical requirements for strength, lay-flat and silicone compatibility require material innovation,” said Jason Courter, Director of Label Papers. “With continual improvements in our process and step changes to our coating formulation, we’ve optimized performance of our release liner papers for new applications.”
Specifically, Twin Rivers Paper added new heavyweight calipers: 3.8 mil and 4.6 mil designed for projects demanding lay-flat properties such as vehicle, architectural, corporate and tradeshow signage. The company also introduced a two-side silicone coatable release paper with enhanced surface characteristics through proprietary differential coating technologies. Alliance® Release S2S is ideal for laminated materials such as tape transfer, medical and other industrial two-side coating end-uses.
Courter added, “Everything now has the potential to derive from a laminate structure… automotive, retail and industrial compliance applications, driven in part by the increasing prevalence of wide format printing. Given the growth in the graphic market, we are pleased to deliver customers more options through an expanded offering.”
Alliance® Release is a release liner paper historically used in pressure sensitive applications. It is available in 2.16 mil, 2.5 mil, 3.2 mil, 3.8 mil, 4.6 mil and can be modified to other basis weights. Differential coating technology enables Twin Rivers to customize products to the application use, delivering one-sided or two-sided options. Alliance® Release delivers excellent release values, smoothness, consistent die-cutting, dimensional stability and stiffness. All Twin Rivers’ papers are made responsibly and certified to third-party fiber certification program standards.
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Twin Rivers Paper Company is an integrated specialty paper company that manufactures packaging, label and publishing products for targeted markets and applications. The company has operations in Maine and New Brunswick.