New Mondi Liner Banishes Air Bubbles for Self-Adhesive Graphic Arts Applications
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PRESS RELEASE

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October 21, 2014

New Mondi Liner Banishes Air Bubbles for Self-Adhesive Graphic Arts Applications

AirXLiner CCK makes debut at SGIA Expo 2014

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. —October 22, 2014 — Mondi North America has introduced the AirXLiner CCK, the industry’s first structured clay-coated kraft (CCK) paper liner. As a CCK-based liner, the AirXLiner allows faster converting speeds and prevents bubbles from forming during the application of self-adhesive graphic arts products. AirXLiner CCK can be used for a variety of products, including car wrapping applications and advertising films. The AirXLiner CCK is on display at SGIA Expo 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, where Mondi North America occupies Booth 4708.

Until now, structured liners have only been available on PCK (poly-coated kraft paper). AirXLiner CCK brings clear advantages to our customers in the graphic arts market. We listened to our customers’ needs for faster, more efficient application of their graphics products. The result is AirXLiner CCK, a structured clay-coated liner that will — with most adhesive films — banish bubbles instantly and has a greater heat resistance for faster, more cost-efficient production and application of a laminate.

Compared to plain liners, structured CCK liners perform better by creating an air egress function that eliminates bubbles or wrinkles when the backing material is applied. Ridges on the liner create channels in the adhesive layer that show their full effect during the final application of the pressure-sensitive adhesive PVC film. These new product features improve both time and cost efficiency by accelerating the liner application and thereby significantly reducing conversion costs.

Compared to PCK liners, CCK liners are more heat resistant and allow higher converting speeds during production. CCK liners are found mainly in plotter film applications and over-laminating films.

The AirXLiner CCK is an innovative new addition to Mondi’s portfolio of structured liners, which already includes structured PCK liners. Mondi liners provide excellent lay-flat properties and dimensional stability.

For further information, please visit www.mondigroup.com/releaseliner.

Mondi North America
Mondi North America designs, develops and manufactures solutions in three core competencies: industrial bags, consumer packaging and release liners: Industrial bags include ultra-strong paper bags for high-speed filling, air-permeable bags featuring hermetic and vacuum sealing, and additional bag designs that fill the toughest requirements. For food and animal feed applications Mondi Industrial Bags offers the hygiene certification scheme AIB. Consumer packaging solutions include stand-up pouches, reclosable bags, microwaveable packaging and other products with optimal barrier properties, along with extruded films for labels. Release liners encompass silicone-coated and specialty paper and film release liners for a host of pressure-sensitive adhesive applications. Mondi is in touch every day with solutions that meet the needs of packaging and paper users worldwide.

About Mondi
Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 24,000 people in production facilities across 30 countries. In 2013, Mondi had revenues of €6.5 billion and a ROCE of 15.3%. The Group's key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, the Americas and South Africa.

The Mondi Group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from the management of its own forests and the production of pulp and paper (packaging paper and uncoated fine paper), to the conversion of packaging paper into corrugated packaging, industrial bags, extrusion coatings and release liner. Mondi is also a supplier of innovative consumer packaging solutions, advanced films and hygiene products components.

Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. The Group’s performance, and the responsible approach it takes to good business practice, has been recognized by its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global, European and UK Index Series (since 2008) and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.

Mondi North America
7201 108th Street
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 53158-2912
Phone: 617 365 5344
E-Mail: martin.mcdonough@mondigroup.com
Website URL: mondigroup.com

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