Avery recognizes Wacker

2nd annual supplier awards

L – R: Daniele Borlatto, executive vice president and president of Release Liners at Munksjö; Pascal Braker, commodity leader, Chemicals Europe; Wacker executive board member, Auguste Willems; and Sjaak Elmendorp, vice president Innovations at Avery Dennison. Photo Avery Dennison

The labelstock and packaging manufacturer Avery Dennison recently recognized Munich based chemical company Wacker and a number of other pressure-sensitive industry suppliers at its second annual supplier awards ceremony in Oegstgeest, Netherlands.
Wacker and the Swedish specialty paper manufacturer Munksjö were awarded in the category ‘Best Supplier Sustainability’ for their joint efforts in the development of a low-platinum solution for silicone release liners. Silicone coatings ensure that self-adhesive labels can be easily separated and applied.

At this year’s award ceremony, Avery Dennison honoured a total of nine suppliers. The selection was based on the supplier’s performance in areas such as sustainability, innovation, service, overall value and quality. The Best Supplier Sustainability award went to Wacker and Munksjö. Both companies demonstrated leadership and action to align with Avery Dennison’s sustainability policy. It demands the use of responsibly sourced materials, compliance with third-party verification processes and a clear commitment to innovation and continuous improvement.

Over the past 20 years, Wacker has developed into a leading supplier for the US labelstock manufacturer. “The Avery Dennison award shows that sustainability is playing an increasingly important role for our customers. By consistently developing our Dehesive silicones further, we have succeeded in continuously improving the sustainability and cost efficiency of release coating formulations,” said Auguste Willems, Wacker executive board member. “That’s why we see this award as an incentive to develop solutions for our customers that meet growing market requirements and set standards in terms of efficiency and sustainability.”

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