Mondi Group ( has joined the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), the leading North American trade association for release liners. Over the past nine months, Mondi has focused on better understanding the needs of the tape manufacturers specific to relevant markets. 

“As a result, we are revamping our product portfolio to introduce a line of polycoated and glassine liners for various double- and single-coated products," said Rakesh Kumar, business solutions manager – North America, Tapes and Medical, Release Liner.

Mondi has long been an active member of Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association. Now, the firm’s U.S. Release Liner business has become a member of the Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois-based Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC). The PSTC is dedicated to helping the industry produce quality pressure-sensitive adhesive tape products for the global marketplace.

The company has a pair of Release Liner plants – one in Pleasant Prairie, WI and one in Leonia, NJ – plus a logistics center in Minneapolis, Minn.

One example of Mondi’s ability to assess and serve specific industry needs in the tape market, said Kumar, is its development of an innovative fluorosilicone liner. “We also are one of the few companies, for example, to offer a thin, PET film silicone-coated, back-printed release liner.”