Munksjö receives patent for its Acti-V® release paper technology

Munksjö receives patent for its Acti-V® release paper technology

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-12-01 09:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
MUNKSJÖ OYJ, PRESS RELEASE, 1 December 2014 at 9.00 a.m. CET

Munksjö has announced today that the European Patent Organization (EPO) has
granted patent EP 2539505 B1 related to the Company's Acti-V® release papers
and the method of manufacturing such papers. Patent protection has also been
granted this year in the United States of America (US 8,871,342 B2) and in
Australia (AU2011219669 B2) and the Company has pending patent applications in
other countries worldwide.

Acti-V® supercalandered release papers for silicone coating are used as liners
for Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) labelling, as well as for specialty tape
and industrial applications. Thanks to Munksjö's proprietary technology,
Acti-V® plays an active role in the silicone curing and anchorage process.
Silicone curing requires less catalyst (platinum) and energy. At the same time,
silicone anchorage to the paper surface is stronger and more durable, even in
challenging environmental conditions.

"Acti-V® is widely recognized in the PSA market, it is used on industrial
coaters worldwide and it represents today the large majority of our release
papers production. Receiving a patent for this technology is the last evidence
of success for a product that has proven great reliability in addition to a
high degree of innovation" says Daniele Borlatto, President Release Liners. "It
also rewards the hard work of our development and manufacturing teams, which
continue to strive to deliver high value to our customers".

Acti-V® products are manufactured by Munksjö Release Liners Business Area, one
of Munksjö's four business areas and a global leading producer of release
papers for the PSA industry, with manufacturing sites in Europe and South
America. All of them are certified according to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004,
OHSAS 18001:2007, FSC® and PEFC Chain-of-Custody.

Acti-V is a registered trademark of Munksjö Oyj in the EU and the USA and
either registered or pending in a number of other countries worldwide.

Munksjö Oyj

For more information, please contact:

Marco Troglia, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Release Liners,
Tel +39 011 92 60 188, marco.troglia@munksjo.com

Marco Martinez, Product Manager, Release Liners and Sustainability
Tel +39 011 92 60 271, 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 Liners, Electrotechnical paper, Abrasive
backings and Interleaving paper for steel. Given Munksjö's global presence and
way of integrating with its customers' operations, the company forms a global
service organisation with approximately 2,900 employees. Production facilities
are located in France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil and China. Munksjö
Oyj is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.munksjo.com.

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