Fox River Fiber's process removes the silicone from spent release liner and recovers the fiber. The result is a cost-neutral transaction for packaging companies, with the potential to develop a profit center for larger volumes.
"Label release liners contain very good, high-quality fiber," explains Ted Heimerman, Business Manager at Fox River Fiber. "Most companies are committed to improving the sustainability of their waste streams. Currently, manufacturers are paying to landfill the spent release liner. Our recycling process offers an opportunity to extend the life cycle of the fiber."
The recaptured fiber is appropriate for use in items ranging from food grade packaging to printing & writing papers.
Silicone liner recycling is the latest in Fox River Fiber's environmentally progressive technologies. The company is an industry leader in the de-inking of post-consumer wastepaper and turning it into high-quality pulp. It is one of the nation's only suppliers of FDAgrade recycled pulp.