Durable labels for tough conditionshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/durable_labels_for_tough_conditionsDurable labels for tough conditions<p>​<br>Durable goods such as electronics and electronic components, automotive parts and domestic and industrial appliances place high demands for self-adhesive label materials. These applications have widely varying requirements for resistance to exposures such as heat, chemicals and solvents, water, mechanical strain and outdoor conditions including UV light. The substrate to be labelled places exacting demands particularly on the adhesive, and from this perspective there are two main types: polar surfaces like glass, metals, ABS plastic, polycarbonate and polyester, and non polar surfaces like PE, HDPE and PP plastics.<br> <br><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2015/Durables_battery.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Non polar (low surface energy) surfaces are particularly challenging due to the basic principle that good adhesive wet-out and bonding requires the surface energy of the adhesive to be equal to or lower than the surface energy of the labelled substrate. For bonding on low surface energy materials, additives are incorporated into adhesives to reduce their surface energy. However, these additives plus tackifiers reduce the adhesive’s cohesion – the property which provides the resilience required for durable labeling.<br> <br>UPM Raflatac’s durable labelling products incorporate UV-acrylic adhesives cured by ultraviolet light. The cure initiates a ‘cross-linking’ reaction, which locks together the molecules in these adhesives, increasing their cohesion and therefore their resistance to durable labelling exposures. Adhesives such as <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/24" target="_blank">RC 15</a>, <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/25" target="_blank">RC 18</a> and <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/26" target="_blank">RC 20</a> provide options optimized for polar, non polar smooth and rough surfaces. They are available with a variety of films such as heat and chemically resistant PETs and mechanically strong Tyveks. <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/27" target="_blank">RC 35</a> is designed for bonding over-lamination films used to protect the printed image. Various combinations are UL-approved for the North American marketplace.</p><p> <br> <strong>‘RX’ series marks a durable solvent-free breakthrough</strong></p><p>The most extreme durable labeling applications have traditionally required a solvent adhesive. UPM Raflatac’s latest breakthrough, RX 15, finally makes it possible to go solvent-free in highest performance applications like high-temperature automotive labelling. Remarkable cohesion provides extreme resistance to chemicals, UV light, and shearing at high temperatures. RX 15 is the first of a new ‘catalyst activated’ adhesive series onto the market. A very high density of cross-links is achieved following the introduction of a catalyst after the adhesive is coated during label stock manufacture. The catalyst is water vapour. </p><p>Read more about </p><ul><li> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/durables">Durable goods labeling applications</a></span></li><li> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><a href="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/brochures-attachements/EMEA%20English/RX%2015.pdf" target="_blank">RX 15 brochure</a></span></li></ul><p>  </p>
New security label range with guaranteed supply stabilityhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/new-security-label-range-with-guaranteed-supply-stabilityNew security label range with guaranteed supply stability<p>​<img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Raflasec-Chameleon.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:160px;height:243px;" />Our new Raflasec range of innovative security labeling materials promises a full 30-month window for any requalification requirements, with a two-year shelf life from the date of manufacture and six months’ notice of any future change. Each of the four new materials has unique security, anti-counterfeiting, and tamper-proof features. </p><p> <strong>Raflasec Holo Security </strong>is a holographic material that can be combined with security cuts so that the label breaks when tampered with. The material’s attractive appearance makes it an ideal choice for luxury packaging applications. </p><p> <strong>Raflasec Fibres</strong> contains both visible and invisible fibers to allow authentication under UV light. This material has a chemical sensitization feature, meaning it changes color if removal with chemicals is attempted. It also has low internal strength to ensure that the label tears easily if someone tries to peel it off.</p><p> <strong>Raflasec Seal</strong> also tears easily and offers low investment costs, high opacity, and high printability.</p><p> <strong>Raflasec Chameleon</strong> is a unique purple-green material that is virtually impossible to copy. When this eye-catching label is removed it changes color and cannot be reapplied, while its dry-peel feature ensures that no adhesive residue is left behind.</p><p>Raflasec Holo Security and Raflasec Chameleon are both available in smaller order quantities from UPM Raflatac’s <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/product-ranges-and-services/small-roll-service">Small Roll Service</a>, which provides pressure-sensitive labeling materials to help customers enter new markets or expand business opportunities with smaller stock quantities.</p><p>“Our change management guarantee for products in the new Raflasec range ensures long-term supply stability for manufacturers and reduces the need for requalification,” explains <strong>Thomas Treichel</strong>, Segment Manager, Security, Postal, UPM Raflatac. “All the products in the range are fully backed up by our global supply chain, world-class expertise, and comprehensive customer support – bringing even greater peace of mind to security labeling.”</p><p> <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/brand-protection-and-security/tamper-evident">Learn more about our security and anti-counterfeiting labeling materials for safety labels and tamper-evident seals »</a></p>
Re-labeling of price tags and product labels made easy with UPM Raflatac's new label face paperhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/re-labeling-of-price-tags-and-product-labels-made-easy-with-upm-raflatacs-new-label-face-paperRe-labeling of price tags and product labels made easy with UPM Raflatac's new label face paper<p>UPM Raflatac has expanded its Raflacoat Fit PEFC range for the European market with <strong>Raflacoat Fit Opaque Black PEFC</strong>. This thin, multi-purpose face paper offers an optimum solution for <strong>re-labeling price tags</strong> and <strong>product labels</strong>. </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Raflacoat_Fit_Opaque_Black_PEFC_.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Raflacoat Fit Opaque Black PEFC is a self-adhesive label with a <strong>black opaque layer</strong> for easy and <strong>complete cover-up</strong> of <strong>old labels.</strong> Being able to re-label and reuse packages reduces the need for time-consuming repackaging, and also contributes to reduced costs and waste.</p><p>The label material is suitable for fast and efficient <strong>HP Indigo printing</strong> as well as conventional printing methods. Raflacoat Fit Opaque Black PEFC meets a variety of label converter needs with its thin face paper and optimum printability. </p><p>The PEFC mark certifies that the wood raw material used to produce the product comes from sustainably managed forests.</p><p>“Companies require more adaptable solutions to keep costs down, while still ensuring that all business needs are met,” explains <strong>Jouni Iiskola</strong>, Segment Manager for Food, Retail & Logistics, Specials, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac. “Our Raflacoat Fit PEFC range shows that competitive labeling solutions do not have to mean compromises on functionality or performance. Raflacoat Fit Opaque Black PEFC will allow retailers to get the most out of their stock and packaging, while also helping them meet their sustainability requirements."</p><p><strong>For further information, please contact:</strong><br>Jouni Iiskola, Segment Manager for Food, Retail & Logistics, and Specials, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 2041 6143</p><p>Learn more about the <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/product-ranges-and-services/fit-range">Fit product range</a><br>Find out about our thermal label options for <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/retail">retail pricing solutions</a><br>Read about our durable labeling solutions for <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/transport-and-logistics">transportation and logistics</a></p><p><br> </p>
Get fit with Thermal Top Food Fit PEFC – the next-generation label stock for prepacked foodshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/get-fit-with-thermal-top-food-fit-pefc-the-next-generation-label-stock-for-prepacked-foodsGet fit with Thermal Top Food Fit PEFC – the next-generation label stock for prepacked foods<p>​<br>UPM Raflatac’s new <strong>Thermal Top Food Fit PEFC </strong>is our next-generation label stock for prepacked food stored in chilled and moist environments. The perfect choice for vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), it offers higher productivity, excellent print and conversion results, and a lower environmental impact over its life cycle.</p><p>Part of our innovative Fit product range, Thermal Top Food Fit PEFC meets standard quality requirements for direct thermal printing, which means excellent print results and reliable scanning. It retains good strength to ensure reliable conversion and stable matrix stripping. </p><h2>Fewer reel changes, better productivity, and exceptional adhesion performance</h2><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Gouda-cheese-ThermalTopFoodFitPEFC.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px 5px;" />Compared to previous-generation products, Thermal Top Food Fit PEFC with RH9X adhesive and Honey Glassine 45 backing is thinner, allowing the use of longer reels, which translates to less reel changes, less downtime, and increased efficiency. Our RH9X adhesive delivers exceptional adhesion performance on MAP and vacuum packaging surfaces, keeping labels looking their best even in cold, moist environments like cold-chain delivery vehicles or in-store refrigeration cabinets.<br> </p><h2>A reliable and environmentally sound choice</h2><p>Thinner face and backing materials also mean reduced raw material usage and label waste, lowering environmental impact over the product’s life cycle. The HG45 Honey Glassine backing is made of PEFC™ certified wood raw material, originating from sustainably managed forests. <strong>Jon Lenck</strong>, Director, Business Segment VIP and Prime at UPM Raflatac EMEIA, shares that sustainability was a key consideration in product development: <br> <br>“HG45 PEFC is thinner than the standard HG65 with excellent performance for conversion and end use. As well as reducing liner waste volumes and disposal costs, this also means a lower environmental impact over the whole lifecycle in terms of water and energy usage, as well as CO<sub>2</sub> emissions.”</p><ul><li><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/fit-web-EN" target="_blank">UPM Raflatac's Fit range </a></li><li><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/brochure-en" target="_blank">Thermal Top Food Fit PEFC (pdf)</a></li></ul><p><br><strong>For further information, please contact:</strong><br>Mr Jon Lenck, Director, VIP & Prime, UPM Raflatac EMEIA, tel. +48 71 776 5000</p><p> </p>
Increase sustainability and efficiency with new Lite film labeling materialshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/pp-lite-film-labeling-materialsIncrease sustainability and efficiency with new Lite film labeling materials<p>​​​​</p><p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/PP%20Lite%20web%20width%20300px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Eco-designed solutions are becoming more and more important for reaching sustainability targets. Our new PP Lite labels are produced with less material, meaning reduced waste and increased sustainability throughout the entire product life cycle.</p><p>PP Lite is an innovative combination of a lighter face material, a lower coat-weight adhesive, and a lighter backing and is a more sustainable choice for many applications. PP Lite labels are a sustainable choice that cover the majority of labeling needs for rigid packaging with smooth surfaces. </p><p>Resource-efficient PP Lite sets a new standard for the sustainable labeling of rigid containers in the home and personal care, and food segments.</p><h2>​Less really is more​​</h2> <p>By reducing the density of our PP Lite labels, less raw material is needed for the manufacture of each roll and the entire supply chain benefits from this more efficient use of resources. </p><p>The reduced transportation burden means lower emissions, while fewer reel changes in printing and dispensing save on energy and waste. Overall there is significantly less waste material generated.</p><p>“Our Label Life concept looks at the lifetime impacts of different labelstock to assess their environmental performance. Through life cycle assessment in accordance with ISO standards, we found that moving from conventional PP to PP Lite labeling materials results in 16% less material use, a 15% reduction in energy and water, and a 18% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions," explains Päivi Knihti, Segment Manager, Films, UPM Raflatac EMEIA.<br></p><p>​<img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/PP-Lite-Label-Life-sustainable-choices-chart-w570px.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;line-height:1.6;" /></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/film-label-stocks">Read more about films labelling solutions »​</a></span></p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></strong><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="line-height:1.6;">For further information, please contact:​​ <br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">​Päivi Knihti, Segment Manager, Films, Tel. +358 2041 6143​</span></p><p> <br> </p>
UPM Raflatac is renaming RH 9 adhesive as RH 9X in Decemberhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatac-is-renaming-rh-9-adhesive-as-rh-9x-in-decemberUPM Raflatac is renaming RH 9 adhesive as RH 9X in December<p>Since its launch, the RH 9 hot melt adhesive has been under continuous development. The core focus has been on setting the industry benchmark for productivity in conversion, optimal chilled labelling performance and enhanced sustainability.<br> <br>Gradual fine-tuning project for RH 9 has been on-going during the recent years and was completed in the end of 2013, so that since the beginning of 2014 our label stock deliveries have carried the finalized adhesive formulation. The new name ‘RH 9X’ marks the successful completion of the development project.<br> <br>In other words, <strong>RH 9X is the same adhesive as we have supplied as RH 9 since end of 2013. There is no need to re-specify this adhesive with label end-users.</strong><br><strong> </strong><br>All RH 9 product combinations and their codes will be changed to RH 9X from 1 December 2014 onwards. </p><p><br>See the new product card for benefits, properties and technical information of RH 9X in chilled foods and logistics applications. <br><a href="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/brochures-attachements/EMEA%20English/RH%209X%20adhesive_ENG.pdf" target="_blank">New RH 9X product card</a><br><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/652">RH 9X: Technical information</a></p>
Enhanced labels with PP Embossed overlaminating filmshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/enhanced-labels-with-pp-embossed-overlaminating-filmsEnhanced labels with PP Embossed overlaminating films<p>​UPM Raflatac has introduced two new textured PP Embossed overlaminating films to give labels a new finish. Laminated over silver and gold films or over white and coloured papers, these Linen and Pearl embossing patterns give a new look and feel to labels and make them stand out even better.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2011/35_88391.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Overlaminating films present an opportunity to reinvent a host of existing products and turn them into attention-grabbers. In addition to a quality look and feel, overlaminating can also create an impression of higher print contrast and colour intensity.</p><p>UPM Raflatac supplies a range of PP and PET films to enhance almost any paper or filmic label in a wide range of end-uses. In terms of functionality, film overlaminating protects the print from abrasion and extends the lifetime of the label. Particularly with paper labels, overlaminating gives better resistance to water and chemical spills, improves mechanical and thermal stability, and allows labels to be wiped clean.</p><p>UPM Raflatac’s overlaminating films come in a variety of thicknesses and finishes. The adhesives supplied with these films have excellent clarity, and selected overlaminates are compatible with the no-label look.</p><p><strong>For further information, please contact:<br></strong>Ms Sirpa Koivunen, Manager, Technical Development, Film & Special Business, UPM Raflatac</p>
HG45 PEFC Next-generation liner offers double-digit productivity advances in food, logistics and retail labellinghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/hg45-pefc-next-generation-liner-offers-double-digit-productivity-advances-in-food,-logistics-and-retail-labellingHG45 PEFC Next-generation liner offers double-digit productivity advances in food, logistics and retail labelling<p>​<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2015/HG45_LCA-calculations_ENG.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:240px;height:555px;" /><br>UPM Raflatac’s next-generation glassine liner meets the latest needs in high-volume paper label markets. For label converters, packers and brand owners, HG45 PEFC delivers positive impacts in efficiency, productivity and sustainability.  </p><p>“HG45 PEFC is a competitive innovation in materials and production technology, efficiently reducing the paper thickness without compromising performance in the intended food, retail and logistics applications,” describes Jon Lenck, Director VIP & Prime, Paper Business, at UPM Raflatac EMEIA.  </p><p>“The thinner liner is significantly more productive than conventional HG65. It yields longer rolls in the same diameter, and in cases offers the opportunity to move to longer roll lengths. This bottom line is fewer roll changes for more uptime – and a marked increase in productivity.”</p><p>By using less raw material, the sustainably certified HG45 PEFC also reduces environmental impacts throughout its lifecycle, and helps brand owners meet their packaging sustainability targets. The used liner is fully recyclable through the RafCycle program. <br></p><h2>‘Fit’ PEFC label faces and end-use dedicated adhesives </h2><p><br>The HG45 liner is available in eight label stock combinations. The label papers are selected from UPM Raflatac’s ‘Fit’ range, further increasing materials efficiency and the overall productivity of the label stock. </p><p>The Raflacoat Fit PEFC label paper is supplied with a choice of RP 51, RH 6 and 149 DF adhesives covering room temperature, chilled and deep freeze applications.</p><p>Retail Eco Fit PEFC / RH R5 is designed for in-store and weigh-price labelling, and logistics end-uses are served by Thermal Eco Fit PEFC / RP 51 and Vellum Logistics Fit / RH 6.<br></p><table class="ms-rteTable-2" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%;height:126px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:50%;"><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/2601" target="_blank">​Raflacoat Fit PEFC / RP 51 / HG45 PEFC</a></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" style="width:50%;">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/2585" target="_blank">Retail Eco Fit PEFC / RH R5 / HG45 PEFC </a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/2716" target="_blank">Raflacoat Fit PEFC / 149 DF / HG45 PEFC</a></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/2586" target="_blank">Thermal Eco Fit PEFC / RP 51 / HG45 PEFC</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/2613" target="_blank">Raflacoat Fit PEFC / RH 6 / HG45 PEFC</a></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/7535" target="_blank">Thermal Top P 180 / RH 6 / HG45 </a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/2982" target="_blank">Raflacoat Fit PEFC / RP 48 / HG45 PEFC</a></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2"><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/3033" target="_blank">​Vellum Logistics Fit / RH 6 / HG45</a></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><h2> <br>More production uptime, less waste </h2><p><br>Thinner and lighter materials like HG45 reduce label stock roll diameters. This presents opportunities for label converters to switch to longer rolls, depending on the parameters of their machinery. In UPM Raflatac’s MEGA service, switching to Raflacoat Fit PEFC on the HG45 PEFC liner (from the conventional Raflacoat Plus PEFC / HG65 label stock) can enable an upgrade from 2000 metre to 4000 metre roll lengths. In this scenario, fewer roll changes using the thinner material increases production efficiency by up to 16%, and reduces waste by 5%.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2015/benefits%20comparison%20EN.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p>For more information, please contact your nearest <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/contacts">UPM Raflatac representative</a>.​</p><p> </p>
UPM Raflatac extends its range of self-adhesive label products with BS5609 approvalhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatac-extends-its-range-of-self-adhesive-label-products-with-bs5609-approvalUPM Raflatac extends its range of self-adhesive label products with BS5609 approval<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/UPM-Raflatac-BS5609-approved-labels.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />UPM Raflatac has extended its range of self-adhesive label products that comply with section two of the internationally recognized <strong>BS5609 standard for self-adhesive labels for marine use</strong>. Five new product approvals bring the number of UPM Raflatac label products that meet the requirements of the standard to almost 50.</p><p>Four of the new products conforming to BS5609 section two – PET White TC 50, PP Solid White TC 60, PP Matt Solid White 60 and Polyprint 100 White – use UPM Raflatac’s RC77 adhesive, a strong permanent adhesive designed specifically for industrial chemical drum labeling. RC77 has improved temperature and chemical resistance, as well as good adhesion on polar and non-polar surfaces to ensure containers remain clearly identifiable throughout their lifetime. For label converters, it enables better runnability and more reliable dispensing. The fifth product, PP White UVI 60 for UV inkjet digital printing, uses UPM Raflatac’s RP77 adhesive. RP77 is a high-tack adhesive with good adhesion on polar and non-polar surfaces.</p><p>The BS5609 standard contains provisions to ensure that dangerous goods transported by sea should be durably labeled and identified. Section two details the requirements for pressure sensitive adhesive laminates and rates their performance in terms of dimensional stability, adhesion, artificial weathering, temperature cycling, and color fastness, as well as exposure to marine conditions for three months. <br><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Arrow.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><a href="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/PDF/Products/BS5609.pdf" target="_blank">Read the full list of UPM Raflatac products with BS5609 Part II approval</a></p><p><strong>For further information please contact:</strong><br>Jouni Iiskola, Labelling Solutions Manager, Oil & Industrial chemicals, Retail & Logistics, UPM Raflatac EMEIA, tel. +358 (0)40 739 8688</p><p>​</p>
Recycle and reuse sustainable PET packaging with polyolefin-based shrink sleeve labelshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/recycle-pet-packaging-with-polyolefin-based-shrink-sleeve-labelsRecycle and reuse sustainable PET packaging with polyolefin-based shrink sleeve labels<p>​</p><p><em>The Association of Plastics Recyclers’ (APR) member meeting and the annual Plastics Recycling Conference drew a wide array of industry participants to New Orleans this year. At APR meetings, leading brands team up with reclaimers, equipment and product manufacturers, testing laboratories, and more, to discuss ways to improve plastic recycling capabilities and material reuse rates. </em></p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/RAFSHRINK%20PO%20MDO%2040%20HS.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Bottles are a key concern. PET, along with HDPE, are the two resins used for producing almost all plastic bottles. However, recycled material suffers from quality issues. </p><p>At the APR technical forum, <strong>Markus Kivelä </strong>from UPM Raflatac and <strong>Kristi Hansen</strong> from Plastics Forming Enterprises, were on hand to present the results of a study that sought to compare polyolefin-based shrink sleeve labels’ detection and sorting performance to PETG shrink sleeves. </p><p>The results found that UPM Raflatac’s RafShrink PO MDO 40 HS provided average detection rates of 92% versus 40% for PETG labels. The findings mean that brand owners now have new sustainable and recycling-compatible choices when it comes to branding and packaging global beverage products.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Arrow.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><a href="http://internet-assets-edit.upmraflatac.group.upm.com/Articles%20attachments/UPM_Raflatac_Rafshrink_shrink_sleeve_article.pdf">Download the full article </a></p>