Mitsubishi develops liner film recycling process


Mitsubishi Polyester Film Inc. is setting up a closed-loop system for recycling post-industrial polyester liner film, thanks to a new proprietary process.

The company’s Greer plant makes in-line silicone-treated release films, which become the dispensing liner for labels. The labeling process leaves behind a “spent liner” after the label is placed onto a package or container.

Mitsubishi researchers in Greer have come up with a technology to blend new and spent liner material in a patent-pending process. According to the company, an independent life cycle assessment found that the process, when used to produce...
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