AWA Alexander Watson Associates recently released its “Global Release Liner Market Update 2015.” The estimated global volume consumption of release liner was 43,984 million sq m in 2014, according to the report.

Regionally, Asia consumed 37% of this total—ahead of both Europe and North America, each of which had a 28% market share. The emerging economies of South America and Africa/Middle East, now represent 4% and 3% of the world market, respectively.  

Pressure-sensitive labelstock remains the prime end-use segment for both paper- and film-based liner; this segment grew by 4% in 2014. The globally market for pressure-sensitive tapes grew most dynamically, at 9.7%.

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