High quality recycled release liners for composite applications
Reducing your carbon footprint
We have been supplying our recycled release papers and films to the composite industry for over a decade. Our high-quality assured Re-LinerTM range has excellent lay-flat properties and good dimensional stability to suit composite applications.
Single & Double Side Silicone Coated
Release ranges from easy to very tight
Base Substrates: CCK, SCK, Glassines, PEK & Polyester
Gsm range: 60gsm – 130gsm
Micron range: 38micron – 90 micron
Re-LinerTM can be supplied in both roll and sheet format
Re-LinerTM can be supplied in master reel format, or slit to your required width and length.
- Minimum Width: 20mm
- Maximum Width: 1,600mm
- Small order quantities
- Short lead times
- Stock grades available for next day delivery
Re-LinerTM can also be supplied in sheet format, cut to your required size.
- Ream wrapped in a pack size of your choosing
- Options to supply bulk packaged on a pallet
- Small order quantities
- Sheets held in stock for next day delivery
Supply Chain: Composites
Silicone Release Paper (Re-LinerTM) uses in the composites supply chain
Release liners are commonly used as mold release agents in the production of composite parts. They are placed inside heated presses and moulds before the composite materials are applied. The release liner prevents the composite from sticking to the mold surface, facilitating easy demolding and reducing the risk of damage to the finished product.
In prepreg manufacturing, which involves impregnating reinforcement materials (such as carbon fiber or fiberglass) with a resin, release liners are used to protect the prepreg material until it is ready for use. The release liner is peeled off before layup, ensuring that the prepreg remains clean and uncontaminated.
Release liners are employed during the layup process of composites, acting as temporary protection for composite materials during fabrication and handling. Once the composite is correctly positioned and adhered, the release liner is peeled away.
In some composites applications, adhesives are used to bond different composite components or structures. Release liners serve to protect the adhesive until the composite parts are assembled, ensuring optimal adhesive performance.
Release liners are used to protect composite materials during transportation and storage, preventing contamination or damage to the material until it is ready for use.
Sustainability of Composites
Composites can offer considerable sustainability and performance benefits in certain applications, however their environmental impact needs to be carefully considered throughout their lifecycle. Efforts are being made to develop more sustainable composites, including the use of bio-based materials and improved recycling technologies.
The Composite sector is actively looking down their supply chain to ensure the utilisation of sustainable products for a more environmentally responsible and socially conscious approach to their manufacturing processes and end of life.
Every enterprise engaged with composite materials bears a distinct duty to actively contribute to tackling the dual issues of achieving net-zero emissions and promoting circularity. This entails a comprehensive understanding of the complete impact of their supply chains, starting from raw materials and manufacturing, through product usage, to end-of-life management and subsequent reincarnation.