Ahlstrom recently announced plans to extend the range of release papers produced at its Jacareì, Brazil, plant with the introduction of calendered Ahlstrom SILCA™ soft grades.

The pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) labeling market is estimated to grow by approximately 5-7% per year in Brazil and South America. By extending its release papers product range in Brazil, Ahlstrom reportedly aims to better serve the growing market needs and offer further local supply alternatives to imported glassine or supercalendered kraft release papers. Equipment modifications to enable larger production volumes are planned for August.

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