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Nice-Pak: Increasing the sustainability of wet wipe packaging with RafCycle®http://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/nicepak-increasing-the-sustainability-of-wet-wipe-packagingNice-Pak: Increasing the sustainability of wet wipe packaging with RafCycle®<p>Leading global wet wipe manufacturer Nice-Pak places sustainability at the forefront of its company policy. By continually striving for more sustainable solutions they are well placed to support their claim to be “the world’s most innovative wet wipe manufacturer”. </p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/nicepack%20570%20case%20study.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 0px;" /><br><em>Juha Virmavirta, Director, RafCycle Solutions, UPM Raflatac (right) hands Peter Bushell, Nice-Pak Packaging Development Manager the RafCycle certificate for Nice-Pak.</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>TAKEAWAYS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>1. As the first wet wipe business to implement RafCycle®, Nice-Pak is leading the way in the sustainable disposal of liner waste.</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>2. The RafCycle program recycles self-adhesive label waste that would otherwise go to landfill or incineration.</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>3. Great cooperation between UPM Raflatac and Nice-Pak ensures that the program runs smoothly and efficiently.</strong></p><p>Nice-Pak employs over 900 people across three facilities and is the global leader in wet wipes, producing over 600 million packs a year in Europe alone. The company’s product range is designed for the family and home, and includes baby wipes, cosmetic wipes, moist toilet tissue, and household cleaning wipes. </p><h3>Searching for sustainable solutions</h3><p>“As part of our ongoing sustainability programme we were looking for a more environmentally friendly solution to dispose of the siliconized backing paper received from our label suppliers,” explains <strong>Peter Bushell</strong>, Packaging Development Manager for Nice-Pak International, whose job it was to oversee the implementation of the RafCycle service. “RafCycle was perfect for us.”</p><p>UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle service gives new life to self-adhesive label waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill or incineration. UPM Raflatac collects the waste directly from RafCycle partners and transports it to be processed, where it is de-siliconized before being recycled into new materials.​ This provides numerous benefits for printers, packers, and brand-owners – not to mention the environment.</p><h3>Close cooperation and support</h3><p>UPM Raflatac and Nice-Pak worked closely together to tackle any implementation challenges, making sure that the production and warehouse staff were all fully briefed on the importance of separating the siliconized backing paper during production and transferring it to the warehouse ready for collection. This has ensured that the backing paper is separated correctly with no contaminants.</p><p>“UPM Raflatac has been incredibly supportive – with me personally as well as with my production staff and warehouse operatives. This support has ensured that RafCycle runs as efficiently as possible. We now plan to roll out the RafCycle concept in our other operations in the UK and Germany. I would like to offer my thanks on behalf of Nice-Pak to UPM Raflatac for supporting us through this project and ensuring that we dispose of our waste sustainably.”</p><p> </p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/Nice-Pak_Logo_200.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px;width:140px;height:58px;" /></p><p><strong>Nice-Pak
</strong><br>Founded originally in New York in 1957, Nice-Pak International Ltd in the UK was established to develop the wet wipe market in Europe. Since then the company has helped families stay healthy and well, one wipe at a time. <a href="https://www.nice-pak.co.uk/" target="_blank">Visit the Nice-Pak website »</a></p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/UPM_Logo_2008_150.png" alt="" style="margin:0px;width:105px;" /></p><p><span aria-hidden="true"><strong>RafCycle
</strong><br>Our RafCycle waste management concept is a good example of thinking and acting circular. We do not just recycle our own production waste but offer our customers and end-users a recycling solution that gives their label waste a new life.</span></p><p>    </p>
Zonin1821: Designing labels for New Chilean Wineshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/zonin1821-designing-labels-for-new-chilean-winesZonin1821: Designing labels for New Chilean Wines<p>​</p><p>A family trip to South America was a revelatory moment for <strong>Domenico Zonin</strong>, President of Zonin1821, one of Italy’s premier wine producers and exporters: he knew Chile was the ideal location to expand the company’s horizons. </p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/Dos%20Almas%20-wine-570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>TAKEAWAYS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>1. Collaboration between a global label stock company and a heritage Italian wine maker in Chile, with an Argentinian designer.</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>2. Elegant labels that synthesize the encounter between two different worlds.</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>3. UPM Raflatac’s new Santiago terminal offers an expanded range of innovative and sustainable paper and film label products, particularly for the wine, spirits and craft beverage markets.</strong></p><p>“We saw in Chile a potential where we would channel our experience and combine it with a diversity of terroirs, microclimates and local expertise in creating fine Chilean wines with a distinctive Italian characters,” says Zonin1821’s export marketing manager <strong>David Fioravanti</strong>.</p><p>Fast forward a few years and the Dos Almas - or Two Souls - range of wines was born.</p><h2>Combining two worlds with one label</h2><p>One soul represents 200 years of experience in Italian wine production. The other soul represents Chile, and its potential for producing high quality New World wines.</p><p>“We wanted a style capable of reflecting the identity of Chile and Italy as distinct countries” says Argentinian <strong>Mariano Gioia</strong>, who designed the brand identity for the wine labels.</p><p>“We designed the label to synthesize the encounter between two different worlds in a straightforward and simple way. The final result has elegance conveyed by an Italian style combined with contemporary features from the New World” he says. </p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/Zonin%20bottles.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>UPM Raflatac’s Fleur de Coton White WSA FSC was chosen for the Dos Almas Reserva trio of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, and Sauvignon Blanc.</p><p>“Fleur de Coton is natural paper, it is white, textured and has good opacity: it stands out on the bottle” says UPM Raflatac´s Sales Manager <strong>Edmund Ayres</strong>.</p><p>“It is typical Chilean style and has become a part of national wine design identity. Natural paper means the white unprinted areas of the label are not hard and cold, they want to have some character for these white spaces and they achieve it by using natural paper” he says. </p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/Fratelli_Esterno_Giardino_570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px;" /><br><em>Today, three brothers represent the seventh generation of Zonin1821’s history: <strong>Domenico Zonin </strong>- President, <strong>Francesco Zonin</strong> (left) and <strong>Michele Zonin </strong>(right)- Vice-Presidents</em></p><h2>Expanding markets with new terminal</h2><p>Chile and surrounding markets benefit from UPM Raflatac’s new Santiago terminal, which opened in January. It offers an expanded range of innovative and sustainable paper, film and specialist products, particularly for the wine and craft beverage markets.</p><p>UPM Raflatac’s new facility expands the company’s global reach, bringing quality materials to the market, so they’re able work with new customers like Zonin1821 and Dos Almas wines in creative ways. </p><p>With the North Star and Southern Cross featured so prominently on the Dos Almas labels, the collaboration between a Finnish company and a heritage Italian wine maker in Chile, with an Argentinian designer, seems like a perfect set of partnerships. </p><p><strong><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/zonin%20logo%20200.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:150px;" /></strong></p><p><strong>Zonin1821: </strong><br>Zonin1821, established in 1821, is the biggest private wine producer in Italy, which exports 50.6 million bottles of wine in a year to over 100 countries. Dos Almas is their new Chilean brand born to combine Chilean terroir with Italian winemaking tradition. <a href="http://www.zonin1821.it/en/" target="_blank">Visit Zonin1821 website »</a></p><p><br> </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/UPM%20logo-200.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 35px;width:95px;height:131px;" /> </p><p><strong>UPM Raflatac product description:</strong><br>Fleur de Coton White WSA FSC is a white, textured, wood-free paper with wet strength, alkali resistant and mould proof treatments. It is a very versatile paper featuring a pleasant tactility and a natural white shade combined with an high level of opacity that makes it suitable for red and white wine labeling.</p><p>    </p><p>    <br>      </p><p>   <br> </p>
Green Man Brewery: Solved material challenges that were harming production efficiencyhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/green-man-brewery-ssGreen Man Brewery: Solved material challenges that were harming production efficiency<p>​<img alt="Green Man Brewery solved material challenges that were harming production efficency" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Green%20Man%20case%20study%20image.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:570px;" /><br>Green Man Brewery, one of Asheville, NC's leading breweries, experimented with different packaging strategies, including wet cold glue application for small batches and off-site bottling, before gearing up for production in-house.</p><p>With all the media hoopla over craft beer, it's easy to forget that original adopters like Green Man Brewery had to chart their own path. Green Man Brewery didn't have the options available to brewery owners today, such as portable packing lines, mobile canning, transparent and ultra-thin film label stocks and digital printing.</p><h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" /><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rlfd" target="_blank">Download this case study ››</a><br></h2><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Urban Chestnut: Single packaging solution fuels growth of two product lineshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/urban-chestnut-ssUrban Chestnut: Single packaging solution fuels growth of two product lines<p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Urban%20Chesnut%20case%20study%20image.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>Urban Chestnut’s brand is about urban sustainability. Its two locations in downtown Saint Louis are partially powered by solar panels; reuse water for cooling; and are LEED-certified. Although they primarily distribute in the Midwest market, Urban Chestnut has since expanded overseas, buying a brewery in Bavaria.</p><p>As industry experts, Urban Chestnut wanted to work with partners who would provide a high-quality, exceptional packaging solution that would meet their brand business growth objectives.</p><h2> ​<img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" /><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rkyb" target="_blank">Download this case study ››</a></h2><p>    <br> </p>
Springfield Brewing Company's secret recipe: Converting to pressure sensitive labelshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/springfield-brewing-company-ssSpringfield Brewing Company's secret recipe: Converting to pressure sensitive labels<p>​<img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Springfield%20case%20study%20image.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:570px;height:399px;" /></p><p>Springfield Brewing Company, based in Springfield, Missouri, is a pioneer in the craft beer industry. The company is large enough to have its own bottling and application equipment on-site, and use an older-model applicator to affix cut-and-stack, glue-applied paper labels to bottles. While the equipment got the job done, it created operational headaches.  </p><p>Springfield Brewing Company knew that in order to boost sales and capture more market share, they would need to streamline operations. Pressure sensitive labeling solved the sticky situations created by glue-applied labels, allowing them to expand the business even further. </p><div><h2><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rlxb" target="_blank">​<img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" />Download this case study ››</a><br></h2><br></div>
Black River Juice: Premium beverage company uses ultra-thin PET VANISH™ labels to help fuel business growthhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/Black-river-juice-ssBlack River Juice: Premium beverage company uses ultra-thin PET VANISH™ labels to help fuel business growth<p>​<img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Black%20River%20case%20study%20image.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:351px;" /></p><p>Black River Juice, the ultimate "back to the earth" organic beverage company, wanted to expand its reach in Canada and enter the U.S. and Asian markets. However, the juice industry is fiercely competitive. To spur significant sales growth and influence point-of-sales decision making, Black River Juice knew they needed a new packaging strategy.</p><div><h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" /><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rlx6">Download this case study ››</a><br></h2><br></div>
Cielo e Terra: Assessing environmental impacts of wine bottleshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/cielo-e-terra-and-upm-raflatac-cooperate-on-lifecycle-assesmentCielo e Terra: Assessing environmental impacts of wine bottles<p>UPM Raflatac has cooperated with leading Italian wine producer Cielo e Terra on a life-cycle assessment (LCA) to study the environmental impacts of wine bottles. The comprehensive study took into account the full life cycle of the wine bottle and related packaging elements, and was performed in accordance with ISO 14040/44 standards. The study will be presented in a congress organised in connection to Vinitaly, international exhibition on wine and spirits, on 12th April 2016.</p><p><img alt="UPM Raflatac cooperates with Italian wine producer Cielo e Terra on lifecycle assessment" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/UPM-Raflatac-Cielo-e-Terra-Freschello-Rosso-Vivo-w570px.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p>“Our aim is to better understand the environmental impacts related to our products and, together with our suppliers, find new ways to reduce them. The impacts of our recent investments in renewable energy are clearly visible in the results of the LCA study,” says <strong>Giampietro Povolo</strong>, Finance and Operation Manager, Cielo e Terra. “When comparing the years before and after the investments, we can identify reductions in greenhouse gas emissions of 10% and water consumption of 24% during the life cycle of a wine bottle.”</p><p>The LCA demonstrated that glass production has the most significant environmental impact in the wine bottle product life cycle. Energy and fuels used on site, as well as secondary and tertiary packaging such as boxes, pallets and plastic wrapping, are also significant for a number of life-cycle impact categories.</p><p>Corporate social responsibility has long been an important focus for Cielo e Terra, and the company already prints a significant proportion of its labels on UPM Raflatac’s FSC<sup>TM</sup> and PEFC<sup>TM</sup>-certified materials, sourced from sustainably managed forests. Cielo e Terra also participates in UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle programme, where the discarded glassine backing paper from the label application process is collected and recycled into new paper at UPM Raflatac’s specialist Plattling mill in Germany.</p><p>“Our cooperation with Cielo e Terra in sustainability topics began with the RafCycle programme in 2013, says <strong>Stefano Pistoni</strong>, End-Use Manager, Wine and Spirits at UPM Raflatac EMEIA. “The joint LCA study is a natural continuation of this dialogue and a unique example of how a label producer and wine bottler can work together on sustainability topics.”</p><p> <strong>For further information please contact:</strong><br>Stefano Pistoni, End-Use Manager, Wine & Spirits, UPM Raflatac EMEIA</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Read more:</strong></p><ul><li> <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/product-ranges-and-services/labellife">Make sustainable choices based on the most comprehensive lifecycle assesment in the industry</a></li></ul><p> </p>

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