The AWA Release Liner Industry Leadership Award was presented to Alex Knott of Dow during the recent AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam. Knott currently heads up a global team at Dow that has developed innovations in pressure-sensitive silicone release liner coating technology.

Knott started his career as a development chemist at Dow Corning. Over the decades, he has held application engineering, technical leadership, and senior scientist roles. He is also chairman of FINAT’s Technical Committee and a FINAT board member.

“Alex has been involved in many collaborative efforts, across the value chain, working with suppliers and customers alike—benefitting the entire release liner industry,” said Corey M. Reardon, president and CEO of AWA Alexander Watson Associates. “He has a global reputation as an authority on silicone release systems, and through his work with FINAT has been instrumental in driving a number of market and technical initiatives.”

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