Avery Dennison´s pat for WACKER
The label and packaging manufacturer Avery Dennison recently recognised 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 Munksj´ were awarded in the category, ´Best Supplier Sustainability´ for their joint efforts in the development of a low-platinum solution for silicone release liners. The silicone coating ensures that self-adhesive labels can easily be removed.
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 Munksj´. 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 label manufacturer. ´We ´ and I´m including the entire business team in this ´ are delighted with this award,´ said WACKER Executive Board member Auguste Willems at the award ceremony. ´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 Willems. ´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.´