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Silicone Release Liners Market

Silicone Release Liners Market By Liner Type (Paper Liner, Film Liner), Coating Type (Single Side Coated, Double Side Coated), Application (Labels, Tapes, Graphic Films), End Use (Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Chemical) & Region - Forecast 2021 - 2031

Silicone Release Liners Market By Liner Type (Paper Liner, Film Liner), Coating Type (Single Side Coated, Double Side Coated), Application (Labels, Tapes, Graphic Films), End Use (Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Chemical) & Region - Forecast 2021 - 2031

Silicone Release Liners Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Silicone Release Liners Market Snapshot

[196 Pages Report] The global silicone release liners market will register positive growth through 2021, forecasts Future Market Insights (FMI) in its latest study. Overall sales in the market is expected to total US$ 1.2 Bn in 2021. FMI has projected the demand to rise at 8.1% CAGR between 2021 and 2031.

Despite stagnant sales amid COVID-19, silicone release liners demand is expected to increase at a steady pace through 2021 and beyond. In terms of volume, the market is expected to surpass 5.3 Bn Square Meters by 2021.

Key Points Covered in Silicon Release Liners Market Study

  • Silicone Release Liners Market Survey Highlights 2015-2031
  • Demand and Supply Assessment
  • Segment-wise Analysis
  • Merger and Acquisition Activity in Silicone Release Liners Market
  • Silicone Release Liner Producers and Brand Share Analysis
  • COVID-19 Impact Analysis
  • Recommendation for Competitive Advantage

2015-2020 Silicone Release Liners Market Outlook Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

Primarily driven by the expansion of healthcare industry across the globe, silicone release liners market is anticipated to rise at 8.1% CAGR between 2021 and 2031 in comparison to the 4.3% CAGR recorded during 2015 to 2020.

Release liners are widely used as a backing material for the face stock of labels, tapes and other application where the adhesive needs to be protected for a longer period of time.  They are coated with silicone to protect the integrity of the adhesive and allow efficient and easy release of the face stock from the liner as and when required.

Each liner is designed to meet tight specifications and is paired with the right adhesive to ensure optimal performance. Hence, paper and films are most commonly used liner types in the industry for the benefits they provide as a backing material.

Silicone coated release liners are significantly gaining traction with the burgeoning demand for labels in the packaging industry. Silicone based release liners were used only by key manufacturers that required bulk pressure sensitive labelling operations.

However, with the evolution of silicone release liners they are currently being used for even smaller operations and applications. This is mainly due to the emergence of several small scale manufacturers in the silicone coated release liners market. Also, silicone release liners are widely adopted due to key players’ efforts in making it easily available and for smaller requirements from regional end users.

Increasing popularity of using the base material for silicone release liners as paper instead of films is another revolutionary transition that the market is currently witnessing. The paper based release liners usually needs a barrier layer between the material and the silicone coating to ensure the even application and maintaining integrity of the paper.

Paper based liners are gaining popularity among the manufacturers as they help in marinating their sustainability targets. Adoption of paper based liners also has increased among end-users as it provides superior strength under tension and reliability on high speed packaging lines.

As per FMI, silicone release liners market is steadily gaining pace across the globe in the packaging industry. Increasing number of players in the release liners industry are switching to silicone coated release liners.

This shift in choice is expected to boost their productivity and efficiency which is anticipated to bolster the market demand over the coming years. Owing to these factors, sales of silicone release liners are expected to surpass US$2,652.8 Mn by 2031-end.

How will Aggressive Branding and Marketing Strategies Adopted in the Food & Beverage Industry Affect Sales?

Emergence of new players in the food & beverages industry has increased the competition. Manufacturers in the industry are therefore focusing on increasing the shelf appeal of their products.

Aggressive branding and marketing of products with the help of attractive and distinct labels and custom printed tapes is a key strategy adopted by manufacturers to gain competitive edge.

Pressure sensitive labels are extensively used in the packaging of food and beverage products. This is primarily because they are easy to apply and are suitable for labelling bulk quantities in less amount of time.

Furthermore, availability of these labels in smaller quantities within labelling industry manufacturers is highly desirable for new players entering the market. This has in turn increased the demand for packaging tapes and pressure sensitive labels, consequently, fueling the demand for silicon release liners. 

How Had COVID-19 Impacted the Global Silicone Release Liners Sales?

The COVID-19 outbreak dampened sales prospects due to restrictions imposed on movement and suspension of manufacturing activities. Sales of silicone release liners witnessed a sharp decline due to decelerating demand from food and beverage and electrical & electronics industries.

Halt in supply-chain and reduced active manpower in the manufacturing sector severely hampered the sales of silicone release liners. This decreased the manufacturing output and the production of several products halted.

However, demand for silicone release liners was restored due to its several applications in the healthcare industry for the packaging of pharmaceutical and medical devices products. With expedited vaccine drives and resumption of production activities, the overall packaging industry is displaying positive signs of rapid recovery.

With the recovery in end-use industries, silicone release liners market is projected to display higher year over year growth in 2021 compared to the pre-pandemic period.

Country-wise Insights

How will Demand from Food & Beverages Industry Affect the Growth in Germany?

Sales of silicone release liners in Germany are set to increase at an impressive pace through 2031. Germany is estimated to hold a second-leading share, accounting for around 16% of sales in Europe by 2031-end. 

As stated by the German Trade and Invest (GTAI) in its report ‘The Food and Beverage Industry in Germany’ 2019-20 issue, almost one third of all the processed food manufactured in Germany is exported and the German food and beverage companies spent over 1.7 Bn EUR in the year 2017on innovations and product development.

Hence, fast-paced expansion of the food & beverage industry and surging consumption of processed food are expected to create lucrative growth opportunities for packaging industry players. 

Hence, application of labels and tapes in the packaging of food and beverage products and high  presence of silicone release liner manufacturers across Germany are propelling the sales of silicone release liners.

Why is the U.S. Considered Most Lucrative Market for Silicone Release Liners?

North America is anticipated to remain the third largest market for silicone release liners, holding approx. 20.1% of the total market share by 2026-end. According to FMI, the U.S. market is projected to hold above 86% of total share across North America.

Expansion of the healthcare sector in the U.S. has increased the demand for safe packaging and labelling of pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. This is projected to drive the sales of silicone release liners in the country.

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. in the year 2019 was globally the country with the highest per capita healthcare spending totaling US$ 11,072.

Factors such as increased healthcare spending and consumer awareness for safe products are anticipated to reinforce the growth of the healthcare industry. Thereby, fueling the growth of  silicone release liners market in the country.

Expansion of Electronics & Electrical Sector in India to Push Silicone Release Liners Sales

In South Asia, India is projected to hold largest market share of more than 48% by the end of 2031. Expansion of electronics & electrical sector in India is driven by the implementation of favorable policies for promoting the domestic manufacturing is a major factor positively influencing the target market.

Due to these favorable polices and funding, need for safe packaging and attractive branding for electronics products is fueling the demand for silicone release liners. On the back of this, the market is expected to register remarkable growth at 13.4% CAGR through 2031.

Government initiatives undertaken to provide quality and affordable manufacturing infrastructure are anticipated to supplement the development of India's electrical and electronics end use in silicone release liners market.

As per Invest India a National Investment and Facilitation Agency, India’s electronics market is worth US$ 118 Bn in the year 2020 and the country is second largest mobile manufacturer in the world.

Further it states that the Indian Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) Industry is expected to grow 6.5x its current market size by 2025. Rapid development in electrical and electronics industry and promising government policies are the factors boosting the sales of silicone release liners in the country during the forecast period.

Category-wise Insights

Why is Demand for Film Liners in Silicone Release Liners Market Continuously Rising?

Based on liner type, the film liners segment is estimated to register growth at a CAGR of 7.0% during 2021-2031. As per FMI’s analysis, film liners are widely used in silicone release liners market.

The base material for liners used in respective packaging applications is a very important aspect to ensure superior quality and reduce the chances of damage or errors. Several factors such as tensile strength, tear resistance, compatibility with the adhesive used among others play an important role in deciding the material for release liners.

As the film liner segment can be used for a wide range of end uses like graphic films, tapes, labels, it is projected to hold the largest market share of 55% by 2031-end.

Which is the Leading Application in the Silicone Release Liners Market?

Label is the most lucrative application segment in the market for silicone release liners. The labels segment followed by the tapes segment will dominate the market, holding 38.9% and 28.2% of total share in 2021, respectively.

Both these segments are estimated to cumulatively offer an incremental opportunity of US$ 1.1 Bn during the period 2021 – 2031. Increasing adoption of silicone release liners among manufacturers for its several benefits for these applications is one of the major reasons for their growth in the market.

Will the Healthcare Industry Emerge as a Key End User?

The healthcare industry is one of the very few industries that sustained the pandemic and experienced impressive growth in 2020. The outbreak of COVID-19 increased the demand for pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices to contain the virus.

With rapid growth of the healthcare industry, demand for convenient and efficient packaging and labelling solutions swiftly increased. Silicone release liners are widely used for various applications in the healthcare market.

For instance, EEG pads commonly use silicone-based release lines as it facilitates the swift and residue-free release of the films from the EEG pads. Further, the silicone-based release liner tapes and labels are widely used for pharmaceutical products and medical devices packaging.

Hence, due to the expansion of healthcare industry across the globe, demand for silicone release liners is anticipated to surge.

Competitive Landscape

Companies operating in the silicone release liners market are aiming at product launches, expansions and strategic partnerships with other manufacturers. Key players are also focused on expanding their product manufacturing capabilities, product portfolio and global presence.

Leading manufacturers are committed to the research and development for the product and are consistently offering innovative applications of the product for many industries.

For instance,

  • Loparex LLC, one of the top tier companies in the silicone release liners market through constant innovation is offering the product to applications like labels, tapes, hygiene products and graphics among many others for healthcare, electrical and electronics, building and construction, etc. Further the company claims to be highly invested in innovative applications for silicone release liners. This has also opened doors for many other applications in the market for packaging in the silicone release liners.
  • In February 2021, Mondi plc in its EverLiner range launched two new paper based silicone release liners EverLiner labelite and EverLiner M R.
  • In September 2021, Loparex LLC one of the leading manufacturer of silicone release liner announced the expansion plans by acquisition of Infiana Group, Germany.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Million for Value and Mn Square Meters for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe,  the Middle East & Africa, East Asia, South Asia, and Oceania

Key Countries Covered

United Stated, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, Russia,  GCC Countries, Turkey, South Africa, China, Japan, South Korea, India and Australia

Key Segments Covered

Liner Type, Coating Type, Application, End Use, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Loparex LLC
  • UPM Raflatac
  • Mondi plc
  • Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.
  • Siliconature Spa
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • 3M Company
  • Gascogne Group
  • Rayven, Inc.
  • Felix Schoeller Group
  • Jindal Poly Films Limited

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Silicone Release Liners Market by Category

By Liner Type:

  • Paper Liner
  • Film Liner

By Coating Type:

  • Single Side Coated
  • Double Side Coated

By Application:

  • Labels
  • Tapes
  • Graphic Films
  • Hygiene and Medical Applications
  • Others (Envelope, etc.)

By End Use:

  • Food and Beverages
  • Healthcare
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Chemical
  • Other Industrial

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the current valuation of silicone release liners market?

The silicone release liners market is estimated to surpass a valuation of US$ 1.2 Bn by 2021.
The silicone release liners market exhibited growth at 4.3% CAGR between 2015 and 2020.
Silicone release liners market will register growth at a CAGR of 8.3% between 2021 and 2031.
Key players are focusing on producing silicone release liners targeted towards specific end uses. Increasing applications of QR code labels in several end-use industries is another key trend positively influencing the target market.
Increasing demand for aggressive branding and marketing in food and beverages industry is bolstering the market demand for silicone release liners. Moreover, rapid growth of healthcare industry due to the pandemic is driving the sales of target market.
North America market is estimated to hold over 22.3% value share , exhibiting growth at 5.7% CAGR over the next decade.
The top five companies operating in the silicone release liners market are Loparex LLC, UPM Raflatac and Mondi plc, Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc., and Siliconature Spa. These players are estimated to hold nearly 25% to 35% of market share.
FMI has forecast the South Asia silicone release liners market to expand at 12.5% CAGR between 2021 and 2031.
The U.S., China, India, Russia and South Korea are among leading markets for silicone release liners market, exhibiting consistently high demand.
As per FMI, the China silicone release liners market is expected to rise at 11.0% CAGR between 2021 and 2031

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