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Label Dispensing Guide


Release liners play an important role in the overall performance of laminates. A quality liner ensures that labels will convert and dispense properly while also minimizing operational costs.

Exactly which liner is right for you depends largely on the needs of your application. You may value high line efficiency and good tear resistance, or maybe recyclability is one of your necessary characteristics. Whatever your needs, Avery Dennison has a comprehensive range of release liners to provide the right match for your specific requirements, including paper and film liners.

Paper Liners
Paper glassine liners that use our super high calendered uncoated papers are the standard in many markets. Our Kraft liners have a single-sided clay coating to suit both automatic dispensing and manual applications. These liners are particularly useful where good lay flay characteristics are important—such as when products are intended for laser printer, photocopier or ink-jet printer use. Kraft liners are also well suited to applications where a high-quality back imprint is required. They are available for paper as well as filmic facestocks.

Filmic Liners
The use of filmic liners has grown rapidly since their introduction in the 1990s. Superior dispensing, high machine efficiency and the potential for a ‘no-label’ look are just some of the attractive qualities of filmic liners. Also, filmic liners are thinner and easier to recycle, allowing users to reduce waste and save on disposal costs. Avery Dennison continues to develop and optimize an entire range of filmic liner options with outstanding performance and benefits.

PET Liner Property
Benefits Compared with Paper Glassine
Film Stability & Consistency
Film is not reactive to humidity, ensuring less curl and better dispensing at peel plate. Harder surfaces and tighter tolerances provide better die cutting, with fewer breaks.
On Container Performance
Higher adhesion levels for quick stick dispensing and wet out. Less surface contamination from dust.
High tear resistance and tensile strength Increases productivity for end users by eliminating web breaks and allowing for higher dispensing speed.
Recyclable (including silicone) Reduces environmental impact while reducing cost of liner waste management for end users.
Low caliper (<30 µm) Benefits compared with paper glassine
Benefits compared with paper glassine Increases productivity for label converters and end users by reducing down time (less roll changeover and material waste) and saving inventory space.
Low basis weight
Reduces environmental impact, with less waste and lower transportation costs