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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>
Friedrich Bläuel: Raising sustainability level with RafCycle®http://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/friedrich-blauel-raising-sustainability-level-with-rafcycleFriedrich Bläuel: Raising sustainability level with RafCycle®<p>Friedrich Bläuel & Co. Ltd is a visionary organic olive oil producer from Greece. Since the very beginning, sustainability and respect for the environment have been the core values of the company.</p><p> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/RAF_Blauel-olive-oil-570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>TAKEAWAYS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>1. Implementing RafCycle<sup>®</sup> as a part of their processes has enabled Bläuel to become more consistent with its sustainable values </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>2. RafCycle program recycles self-adhesive label waste that would otherwise be landfilled</strong></p><p>Bläuel is a pioneer in many sectors. It was the first company in Greece to start producing organic olive oil back in the 1980’s. Today, the family company employs over 300 small farmers who supply the company with organically produced products that are marketed worldwide.</p><h3>Recycling with RafCycle</h3><p>Bläuel has been actively looking for a solution that would expand its sustainability practices and help it to become even more consistent with its values. One of the problems the company has been struggling with, has been the lack of proper recycling processes.</p><p>“In Greece, there have not been many processes available for recycling label liner,” tells <strong>Silvia Lazzari</strong>, responsible for marketing at Bläuel Organic Products. “Tons of materials have been dumped in a common waste and we have been trying to find alternative solutions for years.”</p><p>“When I heard about the opportunity of recycling label liners through the cooperation with UPM Raflatac, I presented it to my colleagues and directors and everyone agreed to give a green light to research it further,” Lazzari says.</p><p>The solution was UPM Raflatac’s Rafcycle program.</p><p>RafCycle gives new life to self-adhesive label waste that would otherwise be landfilled. UPM Raflatac collects the waste from its RafCycle partners and recycles it into new materials at the UPM Plattling paper mill in Germany.​ This provides numerous benefits to printers, packers, brand-owners, and, of course, the environment.</p><p> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/certificate-Blauel-570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px;" /> </p><p> <em>In the picture: Avgerinos Chatzichrisos from Forlabels (left), Despina Daioglou, Fritz Blauel, the owner of Bläuel GreekOrganic Products and Silvia Lazzari (right) holding the RafCycle certificate.</em></p><h3>Sustainability actions are required from everyone</h3><p>Although RafCycle has over 100 partners globally, it is not yet widely used in Greece. For Bläuel, joining RafCycle has been a good experience. Lazzari encourages also other companies to join RafCycle program.</p><p>“We have been pleasantly surprised with the support we have gotten from UPM Raflatac. Without reduction of waste, the planet is not going to survive. We all have to do our absolute best in trying to find the solutions,” Lazzari says.</p><p>UPM Raflatac aims to find solutions to all companies.</p><p>“Size is not a barrier when it comes to taking part in sustainability initiatives – even a small company can do something about sustainability. Taking part in RafCycle is one way to do it,” concludes <strong>Despina Daioglou</strong>, Sales Manager, Greece, UPM Raflatac.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/GOPBlauel-small.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px 5px;width:130px;" /></strong></p><p> <strong>Friedrich Bläuel & Co. Ltd</strong><br>Friedrich Bläuel & Co. Ltd, established in 1979, produces organic MANI olive oils, olives and mezes. It is the largest employer in the region with over 300 small farmers who supply the company with organically produced products. <a href="http://www.blauel.gr/" target="_blank">Visit the website »</a></p><p> <strong><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/UPM%20logo-200.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px;width:90px;" /></strong></p><p> <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.</p><p> </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>
Varvaglione: Traditional wine-making with innovative brandinghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/varvaglione-traditional-wine-making-with-innovative-brandingVarvaglione: Traditional wine-making with innovative branding<p>Varvaglione 1921 is a family-led company which combines the father's traditional wine-making techniques with the daughter's innovative communication and branding strategy. The history of Varvaglione winery goes back four generations, with the oldest barrels dating back to 1921.</p><p> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/varvaglione%202.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>TAKEAWAYS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>1. New wine range and innovative design turned Varvaglione into one of Europe's fastest-growing companies</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>2. Varvaglione's organic wines are complemented perfectly by the cotton texture of UPM Raflatac’s labels </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>3. Varvaglione responds to sustainability by recycling the label liner waste with the RafCycle<sup>®</sup> program </strong></p><p>The first Varvaglione company was officially set up at the end of the 1950s, after the Second World War. At that time, Varvaglione started selling vino sfuso (literally loose wine), unbottled wine sold by the litre. The shift from vino sfuso to bottling took place in the early 2000s.</p><p> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/Marzia.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px 5px;" /> <br> <em>Marzia Varvaglione is a former professional basketball player who joined the family company at the age of 24. </em></p><h2>Sales growth with eye-catching labels</h2><p>Today the father of the Varvaglione family, <strong>Cosimo Varvaglione</strong>, is in charge of production while his daughter, <strong>Marzia Varvaglione </strong>is the company's business developer. She has brought a fresh and young look to her father’s well-established and traditional wine-making techniques.</p><p>Varvaglione’s newest wine range, 12 e mezzo, uses eye-catching UPM Raflatac labels for its organic wine bottles. This wine range has increased sales, turning the company into one of the fastest-growing in Europe.</p><p>The organic Primitivo label has wild flowers on it, with several bees highlighted with tactile varnish. The label of the white blend has shiny butterflies that fly among white wall-rocket flowers. </p><p> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/varvaglione%203.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px 5px;" /> <br> <em>The label design of the 12 e mezzo range was inspired by nature</em></p><p>There was scepticism and even scorn among the wine community when Varvaglione 1921 presented the 12 e mezzo lighter wines with the eye-catching labels. But now the range represents close to half of the 4 million bottles that were sold in 2017.</p><p>“The label plays a big role, it pushes clients to buy,” says <strong>Fabio Cascione</strong>, Varvaglione’s foreign sales director.</p><p>“12 e mezzo represents a breaking point compared to traditional wine labels,” says Marzia. “We wanted to make sure that the drinking experience could encompass all five senses, including touch and sight.”</p><h2>Recycling label liner waste with RafCycle<sup>®</sup></h2><p>Both the look and feel of the label are important to Marzia, but sustainability is also very high on her agenda. For that reason, Varvaglione has adopted UPM Raflatac’s innovative recycling program RafCycle that lowers Varvaglione´s waste by providing a recycling service for the label liners after the label is attached to the bottle.</p><p>Marzia plans on converting to a solar-powered enterprise by 2019. Then she wants to become fully sustainable, using services like RafCycle and increasing the production of organic products.</p><p>She is confident that by combining her father's wine knowledge and the company's solid wine-making with her innovative approach to communication and branding, the company will go far.</p><p> <span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUphX0yfZKg&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Watch video: Varvaglione - inspirational wine labeling partnering in RafCycle program »</font></span></a></p><p> <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/wine-and-spirits" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Read more about UPM Raflatac’s wine labeling solutions » </font></span></a></p><p> <span aria-hidden="true"></span><strong>Designer: </strong>Idem Design <br><strong>Printer: </strong>Imoco</p><p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/varvaglione%20logo-200.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:175px;height:124px;" /> <strong></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Brand-owner:</strong><br>Varvaglione 1921 is a family-run wine-maker in Italy's Apulia region, which combines traditional, award-winning wines with a young team and innovative branding. It is the only Italian wine-maker that is on Europe's fastest-growing companies list.</p><p> </p><p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/UPM%20logo-200.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 40px;width:100px;height:138px;" /> </p><p> <strong>UPM Raflatac product description:</strong><br>Pure Cotton RP30 WG 85 label material is designed for premium wine and spirits applications with a 100% cotton face paper. The cotton texture with recovered cotton fibers offers a natural touch and feel with a sense of authenticity. The white glassine backing offers good robustness and stability for embossing and die-cutting of complex label shapes.</p><p> <strong></strong> </p><p> <strong></strong> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> <br>  <p> </p><p> <span aria-hidden="true">     </span></p><p> <span aria-hidden="true">    </span></p>
MUS Verpakkingen: Testing a biobased film solution for can labelinghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/mus-verpakkingen-testing-a-biobased-film-solution-for-can-labelingMUS Verpakkingen: Testing a biobased film solution for can labeling<p>​MUS, a supplier of metal packaging and closures, has partnered with UPM Raflatac to find a more sustainable alternative for their current label material solution. Historically, MUS’s products have primarily been used in the paint and chemical markets, but today MUS provides a wide assortment of cans, closures and aerosols for the cosmetic and food industries, too. </p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/RafBio2-570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px;" /></p><p>Together with UPM Raflatac, MUS has tested the new RafBio PE material in application. RafBio PE is a sustainable alternative to standard PE film and is made from sugarcane ethanol containing more than 80 % renewable plant-based raw material. This ecodesigned film material reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is recyclable within the same recycling streams as fossil-based PE. </p><p>For the test series, MUS has labeled 1 liter cylindrical cans with RafBio PE Clear FTC 85 film. The plan is to use RafBio label material for other sizes, too, as the labeled range of cans goes from 125 mm to 5 liters. </p><p>In the EU, the recycling rate of metal cans is as high as 70 %. Metal cans can be recycled indefinitely, which makes them a part of circular economy. The asset of having a sustainable labeling solution for metal cans serves not only the customers but the environment too. </p><p>As a renewable material, RafBio PE Clear FTC 85 substitutes fossil-based raw materials and reduces CO2 emission in product decoration and identification leading to ecodesigned packaging.</p><p>“The recycling rate of cans in the Netherlands is at 95%. Having the RafBio PE label strengthens our product proposition even further and helps us create a very sustainable product – something a growing number of our customers consider very important,” says <strong>Willem Mus</strong>, CEO of MUS Verpakkingen.</p><p>In addition to testing this new sustainable label material, MUS has also joined UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle® program to recycle its glassine liner. After collection, glassine liner is given a new life as magazine paper at UPM Plattling in Germany. </p><p><a href="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/PDF/News%20and%20Publications/UPM_Raflatac_SuccessStory_Mus%20Verpakkingen.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Download the case study » </a></p><p><strong></strong> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/RafBio-ladder.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px;" /></p><p><strong>Client:</strong> <a href="http://www.musverpakkingen.nl/en/" target="_blank">MUS Verpakkingen </a><br><strong>Label material:</strong> RafBio PE Clear FTC 85 By UPM Raflatac</p><p>    </p><p>   </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>
Masi Agricola: Wine producer reduces label waste volumeshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/apac/en/news/details/world-renowned-winemaker-reduces-costs-and-emissions-with-rafcycleMasi Agricola: Wine producer reduces label waste volumes<p>​​​​<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="masi.jpg" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2013/masi.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />UPM Raflatac is assisting world-renowned quality wine producer Masi Agricola to reduce its carbon footprint through the RafCycle<sup>®</sup> program. </p><p>RafCycle reduces waste volumes going to landfill from the processes of manufacturing, printing, distributing and applying self-adhesive labels to products. In the case of paper release liner, an excellent quality of wood fibre is recovered and reused to make new paper.</p><h2>Turning liner waste into a resource</h2><p>By recycling spent release liner, Masi Agricola benefits directly from reduced disposal costs and a significant reduction in carbon emissions from labels. Managing Director <strong>Bruno Boscaini </strong>comments: </p><p>“Separate collections carried out at retailers, vineyards and production facilities play a key role in reducing our waste and raw material consumption. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the release liner could be transformed from a waste product into a resource. This is why we chose to sign with UPM Raflatac.”</p><h2>Greenhouse gas emissions down 26%</h2><p>In a comparative study of liner recycling versus landfill disposal, UPM Raflatac conducted a lifecycle assessment (LCA) for Masi Agricola using a scenario of 12.5 million bottles a year and different combinations of labels and release liners. </p><p>In particular, recycling paper release liner through RafCycle was found to reduce Masi Agricola’s label-related carbon footprint by 26%.</p><p>Joining the RafCycle program to recycle release liner offers the following benefits:</p><ul><li>turns used label release liner from waste into a resource </li><li>significantly improves label users’ environmental performance </li><li>brings clear savings in waste management costs </li><li>sustainability adds value to brands</li></ul><p><a href="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Lists/RelatedMaterials/EMEA%20English/Related%20materials/UPM%20Raflatac%20Case%20Study%20Masi.pdf" target="_blank">Read full details of the Masi Agricola case study</a> (pdf)</p>

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