Release Liners Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2032

Release Liners Market Research Report Information By Substrate {(Paper-based (Glassine & Calendered Kraft, Clay-coated Kraft, Polycoated Kraft, Polyethylene-coated Kraft), Film-based, (Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polystyrene)}, By Labelling Technology (Pressure Sensitive, Glue Applied, Shrink Sleeve, Stretch Sleeve, and In-mold), By Printing Process (Flexography, Offset, Gravure, Screen, and Digital Printing), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CnM/4780-CR | 218 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale | February 2021         

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Global Release Liners Market Overview


Release Liners Market Size was valued at USD 55.2 Billion in 2022. The Release Liners industry is projected to grow from USD 60.23976 Billion in 2023 to USD 121.181542 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.13% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased demands for release liners across the automotive industry and the rising adoption of film-based liners are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.                    Release Liners Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Release Liners Market Trends




  • Rising demands from end-use industries is driving the market growth




The rising adoption among industries is driving market CAGR for release liners. The projection period will see a rise in demand for release liners across a number of sectors, including graphics, medical, and packaging. Additionally, the development of cutting-edge discharge liners is accelerating mechanical headways, which is fueling the  market.


The medical, graphic, and packaging sectors' growing demand for release liners is one of this market's key growth drivers. The market development of delivery liners is filled by growing interest in a contemporary name that plays a key role in the general bundling sector and the shop network of an item. Additionally, expanding the end-client sector across developing regions including Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Latin America is anticipated to promote the market growth of delivery liners.


Rising mechanical advancements made by manufacturers to provide cutting-edge discharge liners are anticipated to fuel market growth of delivery over the projected period. For instance, Twin Rivers presented the future of Alliance Release, a basis paper used in developing a market prediction for silicone-covered release liners, in October 2017. Thus, growing applications and expanding creative development will hasten the market expansion of delivery liners.


The market for release liners is expected to rise as prominent release liners manufacturers expand their sustainable product portfolios to satisfy the rising demand for release liners. The main manufacturers are altering their strategies in order to be more sustainable, which involves coming up with environmentally friendly solutions. For instance, Loparex, a manufacturer of release liners, enhanced its line of sustainable products in March 2021 when it received ISCC PLUS-Certified Solutions certification for its Forchheim, Germany, manufacturing facility. Loparex now offers high-quality pouch film solutions manufactured of bio-based polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) from ISCC Compliant sources thanks to the ISCC PLUS, The International Sustainability & Carbon Certification. Thus, driving the Release Liners market revenue.


Release Liners Market Segment Insights


Release Liners Substrate Insights


The  Release Liners market segmentation, based on substrate includes {(paper-based (glassine & calendered kraft, clay-coated kraft, polycoated kraft, polyethylene-coated kraft), film-based, (polypropylene, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polystyrene)}. The polyethylene-coated kraft segment dominated the market. High-end graphic films such polymeric calendared vinyl and cast vinyl have historically been popular in the North American market. This is due to the fact that Clay-coated kraft grades in the US have historically had an open reverse side, which prevents coating and negatively affects dimensional stability. Due to its benefit in terms of dimensional stability, operations started using Polyethylene-coated papers even for less crucial applications. Particularly in regions with harsh climates, these liners can stop unevenness issues and the growth of humidity bulges in composite laminates.


Release Liners Labeling Technology Insights


The  Release Liners market segmentation, based on labeling technology, includes pressure sensitive, glue applied, shrink sleeve, stretch sleeve, and in-mold. The pressure-sensitive category generated the most income. Labels that are pressure sensitive resemble stickers in many ways. To create a bind between the adhesive and the product, pressure is necessary. These labels' self-adhesive properties ensure that they can be applied to products without the use of heat, solvents, or water.


Release Liners Printing Process Insights


The  Release Liners market segmentation, based on printing process, includes flexography, offset, gravure, screen, and digital printing. The flexography category generated the most income. Labels that are pressure sensitive resemble stickers in many ways. Flexographic printing is a type of printing that applies ink to a wide range of materials using a flexible plate. Due to the plate's flexibility, it can be used to print on curved objects like beverage bottles and even corrugated cardboard boxes. Additionally, packaging and labelling supplies are made from it. Flexographic printing, which uses a release liner, enables the printing of high-quality images on porous materials like paper or T-shirts.


Figure 1: Release Liners Market, by Printing Process, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)                      Release Liners Market, by Printing Process, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Release Liners Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific release liners market area will dominate this market, owing to an increase in the demand for release liners across automotive and healthcare industries. In addition, the expenditures on self-care will boost market growth in this region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: RELEASE LINERS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)
RELEASE LINERS MARKET SHARE BY REGION


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Release Liners market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the growth of composites across the aerospace industry. Further, the German Release Liners market held the largest market share, and the UK Release Liners market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The North America Release Liners Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the presence of large and well established manufacturing base in the region. Moreover, Canada’s Release Liners market held the largest market share, and the US Release Liners market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Release Liners Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing in the research and development activities in order to grow their product and service offerings, which will aid the Release Liners market, to grow even more. Market participants are also adopting a variety of strategies to extend their  name, with important market developments including new product launches & product innovations, contractual agreements, mergers & acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Release Liners industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational expenses is one of the key business practices used by manufacturers in the  Release Liners industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Release Liners industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Release Liners market, including DOW, Mondi Plc, Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Loparex, 3M, Gasconge Laminates SA, Rayven Inc., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Dow Inc (Dow) is a material science based corporation. The Dow Chemical Co (TDCC), a completely owned subsidiary of the firm, manages its operations. The product line of the company consists of silicones, industrial intermediates, coatings, silicones, and performance materials. Customers in the packaging, infrastructure, mobility, and consumer care categories can choose from a variety of the company's products and solutions. Home and personal care, durable goods, adhesives and sealants, coatings, food, and specialty packaging are just a few of the industries where Dow's products are used. In November 2021, SYL-OFFTM SL 184 Coating, a solvent-free alternative that minimises misting at very high product label production line speeds, has been introduced by Dow. SYL-OFFTM SL 184 Coating, a fast-curing silicone, maintains overall performance on the majority of existing label coating equipment, including multi-roll lines, while exhibiting minimal release force at both low and high peel speeds.


3M Co manufactures and distributes goods and services for the industrial sector. Advanced materials, display materials and systems, home care, home renovation, stationery and office, personal safety, roofing granules, closure and masking systems, and other goods are among the company's product offerings. In April 2021, Hi-Tack Silicon adhesive was introduced by 3M, a producer of abrasives, sticky tape, and consumer electronics components. Medical equipment designed for patients with delicate skin is improved by this 3M silicone adhesive.


Key Companies in the Release Liners market include



  • DOW,

  • Mondi Plc,

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo,

  • Loparex,

  • 3M,

  • Gasconge Laminates SA,

  • Rayven Inc.


Release Liners Industry Developments


February 2021: EverLiner is a novel paper-based release liner that was introduced by Mondi, a manufacturer of packaging and paper goods. EverLiner M R is a line of goods in the EverLiner series that are created using lightweight materials and recycled paper.


December 2021: Rayven, Inc. (now Rayven LLC), a developer and manufacturer of coated functional films, speciality tapes, and niche release liners, had previously been bought by Duraco speciality Tapes, a supplier of pressure-sensitive tapes, labels, coated films, and release liners. Duraco has expanded their market and improved their capacity for product development as a result of this acquisition of Rayven.


April 2021: The parent business of Industrias de Transformacion de Andoain, S.A. ("ITASA"),  Release Liners, S.L., has been agreed to be purchased by Neenah for €205 million in cash from Magnum Capital and other minority shareholders. Closing is anticipated to take place in early April and is contingent upon typical circumstances.


June 2023: Avery Dennison Corporation acquired the release liner business of Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Avery Dennison's position in the release liners market for graphic arts applications.

Release Liners Market Segmentation


Release Liners Substrate Outlook



  • Paper-based

  • Glassine & Calendered Kraft,

  • Clay-coated Kraft,

  • Polycoated Kraft,

  • Polyethylene-coated Kraft

  • Film-based

  • Polypropylene,

  • Polyethylene,

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate,

  • Polystyrene


Release Liners Labeling Technology Outlook



  • Pressure Sensitive,

  • Glue Applied,

  • Shrink Sleeve,

  • Stretch Sleeve,

  • In-mold


Release Liners Printing Process Outlook



  • Flexography,

  • Offset,

  • Gravure,

  • Screen,

  • Digital Printing


Release Liners Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 55.2 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 60.23976 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 121.181542 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 9.13% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Substrate, Labeling Technology, Printing Process, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled DOW, Mondi Plc, Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Loparex, and 3M
Key Market Opportunities Growing automotive industry across various regions like China
Key Market Dynamics Rising demands from end-use industries




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Release Liners market size was valued at USD 55.2 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.13% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

The key players in the market are DOW, Mondi Plc, Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Loparex, and 3M.

The clay-coated kraft category dominated the market in 2022.

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