Raflatac at Labelexpo China8.12.2003
Strong local presence
The Raflatac booth will be located at stand C20 and will be featuring the company’s strong local position in the region with three factories – China, Malaysia and Australia – and a number of distribution terminals and sales offices. Raflatac’s mid-gloss, direct thermal, thermal transfer and filmic product offerings, as well as the company’s Asia-Pacific service offerings, will also be on show during the event.
Raflatac production in China
Raflatac’s Shanghai production facility began operations in 2001, and reached full capacity late in 2002, with the opening of a second production line. To a large extent, the factory operates using local resources to supply the Chinese market with new, locally manufactured paper-based and filmic labelstock. The factory's capabilities also include the manufacture of hot melt and acrylic adhesives.
Labelexpo China 2003 information
The three-day Labelexpo China programme includes keynote sessions, providing industry insights and opportunities for Chinese printers interested in expanding into the label printing industry.
With China’s new membership in the World Trade Organization, overseas companies are targeting the country as an export and manufacturing base, making it the largest, and fastest growing potential emerging market for the world of labels. The inaugural conference and exhibition will provide the opportunity to share ideas and the best practices about national and international labelling standards, global branding issues, advances in label materials, pre-press, production technology and machinery, as well as the latest requirements for logistics and distribution labelling.
Raflatac in brief
One of the world’s leading suppliers of paper-based and filmic pressure sensitive labelstock, Raflatac develops and manufactures materials for a wide variety of needs in product and information labelling. Raflatac has over 2,000 employees and its turnover in 2002 was EUR 740 million. The company has factories on five continents and a wide network of terminals and sales offices worldwide. Raflatac is part of UPM-Kymmene, one of the largest paper companies in the world. UPM-Kymmene Corporation shares are quoted on the stock exchanges in Helsinki and New York.
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