Release Liners Market Research Report: By Material Type (Silicone, Non-Silicone), Substrate (Glassine/Calendered Kraft Paper, Polyolefin-Coated Paper, Clay-Coated Paper, Film), Labeling Technology (Pressure-Sensitive, Glue-Applied, Sleeve, In-Mold), Application (Label, Pressure-Sensitive Tape, Hygiene, Industrial, Graphic Arts, Medical, Envelope) – Global Industry Analysis and Demand Forecast to 2030

  • Publishing: May 2021
  • Report Code: CM12154
  • Available Format: PDF

Release Liners Market Overview

A prominent trend observed in the global release liners market is the growing attention toward the recycling and reuse of release liners, worldwide. These are the paper and film-based sheets, used to prevent sticky surface from prematurely adhering. The release liners are widely used in label, tape, hygiene, medical, and industrial applications, among others, therefore the demand for these liners is expected to increase, with the growth in the aforementioned applications.

The release liners market is categorized into glassine/calendered kraft paper, polyolefin coated-paper, clay-coated paper, film, and others, based on substrate. Among all, the glassine/calendered kraft paper category accounts for a significant share in the market, owing to its several advantages over other substrate types, especially for double-sided release liners, and good die-cutting and low absorption tolerance make it perfect for silicone coating.

The release liners market is classified into pressure-sensitive, glue-applied, sleeve, in-mold, and others, on the basis of labeling technology. Among these, the glue-applied category holds a prominent share in the market. This is mainly attributed to the low cost associated with this technology, in comparison to other labeling technologies. Further, easily recyclability and customized option of adding features, such as oil stamping and embossing to the labels, are driving the growth of the market in this category.

Geographically, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region holds a prominent share in the release liners market, owing to its large packaging, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and personal care, automotive, and electronics industries. Further, large consumer base and growing usage of hygiene and medical products are propelling the demand for release liners in the region.

Release Liners Market Dynamics


Growth in the packaging and food and beverage industries is driving the release liners market, globally. Labels and tapes are widely used in the packaging industry. Since, the demand for packaging products are increasing across the world, owing to growing population, the demand for labels and tapes is also rising, thus, creating high demand for these liners. Further, increasing demand for packaged food and beverages products, owing to the rapid urbanization and growing disposable income, is also boosting the demand for release liners.


With the rising concerns to control the waste generated by release liners, several manufacturers have started using technologies to produce liner-free labels and tapes. With the adoption of the technologies, the manufacturers eliminate excess waste generation, and also reduce the cost associated with label manufacturing. This, in turn, can hinder the release liners market in coming years.

Release Liners Market Competitive Landscape

Some of the major companies operating in the global release liners market include 3M Company, Mondi plc, Sappi Limited, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, LINTEC Corporation, and Polyplex Corporation Ltd.

The study provides the historical as well the forecast size of the release liners market.

Release Liners Market Size Breakdown by Segments

The release liners market report offers comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with market estimation for the period 2014–2030.

Based on Material Type

  • Silicone
  • Non-Silicone

Based on Substrate

  • Glassine/Calendered Kraft Paper
  • Polyolefin-Coated Paper
  • Clay-Coated Paper
  • Film

Based on Labeling Technology

  • Pressure-Sensitive
  • Glue-Applied
  • Sleeve
  • In-Mold

Based on Application

  • Label
  • Pressure-Sensitive Tape
  • Hygiene
  • Industrial
  • Graphic Arts
  • Medical
  • Envelope

Geographical Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    •  South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
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