Munksjö announces collaboration with RecuLiner for release liner recycling

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-03-17 08:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
MUNKSJÖ OYJ, PRESS RELEASE, 17 March 2014, 08.00 CET

Munksjö announces today that it has started cooperation with the Belgian
company RecuLiner bvba to develop and promote recycling of silicone coated
release liners from pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) label end-users into the
production of Cellulose Fiber Insulation (CFI).

Munksjö Release Liners Business Area is a global leading producer of release
papers for the PSA industry. In 2013, the company had launched the
www.full-circle.eu website offering to the PSA value chain information and easy
access to the company's paper liner recycling program.The initiative provided
to label printers, brand owners and retailers, a sustainable end-of-life option
for paper
release liners once they have been used as carriers of PSA labels.

Reculiner is a Belgian privately owned company founded in 2010, which has
developed a proprietary technology for recycling of silicone coated release
liner into the production of Cellulose Fiber Insulation (CFI) material.
Cellulose Fibre Insulation is increasingly used as a material for thermal and
sound insulation of buildings and is so far typically produced from old
newspapers. Thanks to RecuLiner technology, silicone coated release paper waste
has proven to be an excellent substitute material for this purpose, resulting
in an even better performing product.

Following to the agreement with RecuLiner, Munksjö will promote this new
recycling option as part of its Full Circle program, and as a complementary
possibility to its existing recycling opportunities into paper production. The
first CFI producer licensed by RecuLiner is based in Belgium, allowing
collection from release liner end-users in Belgium, Luxembourg, The
Netherlands, France and Germany. Munksjö sponsoring will allow offsetting cost
for logistics, so to offer in a large part of this area free of charge
collection to end-users who join through Munksjö Full Circle program.

Marco Martinez, Product Manager Release Liners and Sustainability says: "The
collaboration with RecuLiner provides a valuable opportunity to increase the
number of available recycling options for paper release liners in Europe. It
also further broadens the geographical coverage of our Full Circle recycling
program, with a future opportunity to grow even further."

In fact, the collaboration also targets licensing new CFI producers in other
countries, so to increase the geographical coverage of the service.

Eric Van Pottelbergh, Managing Director of RecuLiner, comments: "Release paper
waste is a perfect raw material for the production of cellulose fibre
insulation, and this recycling solution is extremely advantageous from an
environmental point of view, thanks to the huge energy saving potential
provided by the end product. We are very pleased with Munksjö's support in the
PSA industry and we trust this collaboration to be a cornerstone for a rapid
roll out of our technology on a larger scale."

Munksjö Oyj

For more information, please contact:

Marco Martinez, Product manager, Release Liners and Sustainability, Tel. +39
011 9260 271, marco.martinez@munksjo.com

Munksjö - Materials for innovative product design

The Munksjö Group is an international specialty paper company with a unique
product offering for a large number of industrial applications and
consumer-driven products. Founded in 1862, Munksjö is among the leading
producers in the world of high-value added papers within attractive market
segments such as decor paper, release papers, electrotechnical paper, abrasive
backings, graphic and industrial paper and interleaving paper. Given Munksjö's
global presence and way of integrating with its customers' operations, the
company forms a global service organisation with 15 production facilities;
located in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden,
approximately 3,000 employees and sales offices all around the world. Munksjö
Oyj is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.munksjo.com.

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