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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>
Raflex Pro – new MDO film for personal care labellinghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/raflex-pro-new-mdo-film-for-personal-care-labellingRaflex Pro – new MDO film for personal care labelling<p>​<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2013/35_100826.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />UPM Raflatac has launched a new, 50-micron film for the personal care market. Raflex Pro Clear brings a quality no-label look to contoured, flexible and squeezable containers, and Raflex Pro White has high opacity as a foundation for high-quality decoration. These MDO films combine the best properties of PE and PP; looks and functionality, high stiffness for productive label dispensing, good conformability on contoured packaging, and lasting squeezability.</p><p>On a thin PET23 release liner, Raflex Pro offers a 40% reduction in thickness and grammage compared to conventional PE85 on HD70. PET23 is a robust choice for running at high speeds and in humid conditions, without downtime from web breaks. Thin film labelstocks reduce total applied costs starting with more labels per roll for fewer roll changes, giving higher productivity in conversion and dispensing. PET23 also provides better raw material efficiency at the start of the labelstock lifecycle, and is commercially recyclable at the end.</p><p><strong>​For further information please contact:</strong><br>Mr Martti Vähälä, Business Segment Manager, Home & Personal care labelling, UPM Raflatac EMEA</p>
The difference is clear: a no-label look for every applicationhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/no-label-lookThe difference is clear: a no-label look for every application<p>​<img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Film-label-stock-No-label-look-Perfume-w570px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><div>The no-label look is very desirable, but the array of choice in labeling materials can be bewildering. Traditionally there has been a need to compromise between attributes such as flexibility and transparency, and it can be hard to decide exactly which materials are right for you. Our aim is to make it much easier to bring the advantages of the no-label look to your brand. With the right materials, your product will stand out on store shelves and serve as the best possible ambassador for your brand. </div><div><br></div><div>Whether your container is squeezable, contoured, or rigid, we have the right combination of film and adhesive that will work together to give you the flexibility and dependability you need, with the transparency and efficiency you desire. </div><div> </div><div><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/NO%20LABLE%20LOOK%20EN_570x250px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Different levels of clarity</strong></div><div>There are many degrees of transparency available for no-label look labels, with greater transparency delivering more dramatic no-label looks. To choose the right label for your application, consider the clarity you require and the container you are labeling. The table below shows which of our products to choose for the desired level of transparency for your application.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Our transparent filmic face materials come in four basic types: </strong></div><div><ul><li>PP Clear films offer a range of options to achieve an ultra-clear no-label look on rigid containers.<br></li><li>Raflex PRO supports an ultra-clear no-label look on contoured and semi-squeezable containers.<br></li><li>Raflex MDO escapes the haze of PE, introducing a clear no-label look for squeezable containers.<br></li><li>VANISH™ provides the ultimate replacement for direct screen printing – it is an ultra-thin PET label face for glass, rigid plastic, or metal containers.<br></li></ul></div><div><br><strong>The right choice of adhesive and liner</strong></div><div>To achieve the ultimate no-label look, your choice of film needs to be paired with a clear liner and a high-clarity, water-whitening resistant adhesive.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>PET liners have three advantages over HD liners: </strong></div><div><ul><li>They are stronger and therefore more reliable in high-speed label dispensing – even in the presence of moisture – maximizing line efficiency.<br></li><li>Thin film liners provide better overall productivity compared to paper by yielding more labels per roll to reduce downtime on roll changes.<br></li><li>They provide a smoother adhesive layer for optimal wet-out and tight contact with the labeled surface.<br></li></ul></div><div><strong>We recommend the following adhesives:</strong></div><ul><li>RP37 for an entry level no-label look<br></li><li>RF37 for a medium level no-label look<br></li><li>RP74 for a premium no-label look<br></li><li>RP76E for a no-label look for beverage containers<br></li></ul><div><strong>Increased flexibility, efficiency, and visual appeal</strong></div><div>Compared to direct printing, the no-label look offers far greater scope for product differentiation and visual appeal. Self-adhesive labels open up a much wider range of decorating possibilities, such as printing, foiling, and embossing techniques, and the print-work is of a higher quality. They also offer far greater flexibility and efficiency for managing container stocks.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>To find out more about which materials are right for your no-label look application, please get in touch with your local sales contact.</strong></div><div><br></div>
More choices for wine and spirits labeling from our Small Roll Servicehttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/more-choices-for-wine-and-spirits-labeling-from-our-small-roll-serviceMore choices for wine and spirits labeling from our Small Roll Service<p>​</p><p>UPM Raflatac’s Small Roll Service now has an even greater range of products to choose from. We are now offering around 20 new wine and spirits label materials in addition to the pharmaceutical labeling products added to the service last autumn.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Small Roll Service | UPM Raflatac" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/small-roll-service-news.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>“The times are changing. The trend in wines, spirits and craft beverage labelling is towards shorter runs and a higher level of label customization. To support this, we have extended our offer of products available in Small Roll Service”, says Jay Betton, Segment Manager, Wine & Spirits, UPM Raflatac. </p><p>With our Small Roll Service, you can conveniently stock a range of label materials to serve precise customer demand, fill campaign and seasonal orders, and test new high-performance and high-value label solutions. </p><p>Using smaller quantities, as little as 100 square meters per roll, also helps you reduce both material waste and disposal costs. Additionally, less capital is needed for exploring new markets and competing for larger volumes.</p><p>The service is also available for our security and brand protection, durable, transport and logistics, and retail labeling products, as well as for a variety of tailored solutions. </p><p><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/product-ranges-and-services/small-roll-service" target="_blank">Take a look at our updated web page, brochure, and product list to find out more about the full range of products available through the Small Roll Service »</a><br></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>
Raflacoat Fit PEFC: Responsible choices contribute to record saleshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/raflacoat-fit-pefc-responsible-choices-contribute-to-record-salesRaflacoat Fit PEFC: Responsible choices contribute to record sales<p>​<strong>​Lexit Group Sweden</strong> are delighted with the results of a project started with UPM Raflatac targeting efficiency and reduced environmental impacts. Improvements introduced in collaboration with their suppliers and customers contributed to a record turnover for 2013.</p><p>“We have growth in all segments – food processing, chemical engineering and logistics,” says CEO <strong>Lotta Samuelson</strong>. “But the competition is tough. To be stronger in future, we’ve chosen to build an organization that will take even more responsibility for the entire value chain.”</p><p>For a large food retail specialist like Lexit, it’s essential to find label materials that combine functionality, environmental responsibility and efficiency. Raflacoat Fit PEFC was part of the solution.</p><h2>More sustainable and efficient</h2><p><br><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2014/Lexit_newsphoto2.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Working with UPM Raflatac, Lexit began a series of tests with feedback from selected customers for the newly developed Raflacoat Fit PEFC – a mid-gloss, PEFC-certified label paper for high-volume production.</p><p>Advances in paper technology mean the thinner Raflacoat label face has near-identical performance to its 80 g/m² predecessor.</p><p>“We haven’t detected any change in the material in our production or downstream,” Samuelson comments. “And because the material is thinner, we’ve been able to take up the serious fight against material waste, carbon emissions and energy consumption.”</p><p>She says the change also enabled Lexit to reduce the number of material varieties in their production, from three to one.</p><p>“We’ve managed to make a difference that resulted in efficiency benefits while reducing environmental impacts in several areas.”</p><h2>Food-safe adhesive, forest certified liners</h2><p> <br>Raflacoat Fit PEFC is available with UPM Raflatac’s newly developed RH 6 hotmelt adhesive. RH 6 provides good performance on packaging materials like stretch film and card, in ambient conditions from chilled to room temperature. It has approval for direct food contact according to the requirements of EU 10/2011.</p><p>Of the three liner options, two are sustainably certified glassine paper – a standard HG65 PEFC liner, and the thinner, higher-efficiency HG45 PEFC. The option for an even thinner yet strong and recyclable film liner – ProLiner PP30 – meets demand for ultimate productivity. </p><ul><li><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/2595" target="_blank">Raflacoat Fit PEFC RH 6 HG65 PEFC</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/2613" target="_blank">Raflacoat Fit PEFC RH 6 HG45 PEFC</a></li><li><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/2594" target="_blank">Raflacoat Fit PEFC RH 6 ProLiner PP30</a> </li></ul><h2>Label Life – the project continues</h2><p> <br>Following the success of the environmental and efficiency project with UPM Raflatac, Lexit’s interest in developing their environmental programme continues. <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/product-ranges-and-services/labellife">Label Life</a> is UPM Raflatac’s online tool which helps label producers and end-users calculate and compare the environmental impacts of different label materials throughout their lifecycles.</p><p>“It’s an exciting tool that helps us make sustainable decisions together,” says Samuelson.</p><p>Label Life describes the environmental effects of different material choices and lifecycle scenarios such as recycling spent liner. The results reveal energy consumption, water usage and carbon emissions. These tailored calculations support both environmentally efficient production as well as sales.<br> <br>  </p>
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>
Performance upgrade for Raflacoat Fit PEFC label stockshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/performance-upgrade-for-raflacoat-fit-pefc-label-stocksPerformance upgrade for Raflacoat Fit PEFC label stocks<p>​</p><h2>Stability up for productive high-speed conversion, comprehensive advances in printing properties </h2><p> <br>UPM Raflatac has introduced significant performance upgrades to its next-generation Raflacoat Fit PEFC label stocks for food, home care and logistics labelling. Improved technical characteristics raise productivity and enable better press results.</p><p>Improvements to the stability of Raflacoat Fit PEFC constructions provide better die-cutting performance and enable faster conversions speeds even with difficult matrix removal. These stability gains also contribute to a higher level of print detail.<br></p><h3>New topcoat for better whiteness and bolder colour</h3><p><br>The Raflacoat Fit PEFC face paper has a new topcoat which has taken the whiteness from 109 to 115 on the CIE index. The topcoat is also less absorbent than its predecessor, so converters are likely to see less ink consumption with UV-flexo while achieving more vivid colours. Also the HP Indigo printability remains at the same good level.</p><p>These qualities, together with improved press stability, provide a solid base for creating complex designs required by today’s end-users and brand owners.</p><p>“Thanks to market feedback, we’ve been able to identify technical features where these label stocks were to be further developed. That work is now done, and extensive customer and end-user trials have confirmed the improved performance of these upgraded products,” comments <strong>Jim Grieve</strong>, Technical Marketing Manager at UPM Raflatac.</p><p>“The new labels stocks perform better on-press even at higher speeds, and existing Raflacoat FIT customers will notice a drop in ink usage for a better print quality with bolder colours.”  <br></p><h3>EAN codes distinguish upgraded products</h3><p><br>The upgraded Raflacoat Fit PEFC label stocks will be rolled out in April and May as existing stocks run out. Because the new topcoat influences printing ink consumption and printing station settings, the label stocks have been made easy to distinguish with new EAN codes.<br> </p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%;height:220px;"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:548px;">​Raflacoat Fit PEFC RH 6 HG45 PEFC (CQQ/RH06/CQN), EAN 8152065 <br>-> new EAN <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8335" target="_blank">8203071</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:548px;">​Raflacoat Fit PEFC RP 51 HG45 PEFC (CQQ/RP5X/CQN), EAN 8148761 <br>-> new EAN <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8218" target="_blank">8203040 </a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:548px;">​Raflacoat Fit PEFC RP 48 HG45 PEFC (CQQ/RP48/CQN), EAN 8172537 <br>-> new EAN <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8216">8202999 </a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:548px;">​Raflacoat Fit PEFC 149 DF HG45 PEFC (CQQ/149D/CQN), EAN 8164334 <br>-> new EAN <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8300" target="_blank">8204634</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:548px;">​Raflacoat Fit PEFC RH 6 HG65 PEFC (CQQ/RH06/BF), EAN 8145654 <br>-> new EAN <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8240" target="_blank">8203064</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:548px;">​Raflacoat Fit PEFC RP 51 HG65 PEFC (CQQ/RP5X/BF), EAN 8177372 <br>-> new EAN <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8245" target="_blank">8203019 </a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:548px;">​Raflacoat Fit PEFC RH 6 PP30 (CQQ/RH06/PP), EAN 8145647 <br>-> new EAN <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8287" target="_blank">8202975</a></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br><a href="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/brochures-attachements/EMEA%20English/Better%20efficiency%20with%20certified%20performance_Raflacoat%20Fit%20PEFC.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /> Raflacoat Fit PEFC: Better efficiency with certified responsibility</a></p>
UPM Raflatac expands its range of food-approved top-coated label productshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatac-expands-its-range-of-food-approved-top-coated-label-productsUPM Raflatac expands its range of food-approved top-coated label products<p>​<br>UPM Raflatac is adding to its extensive range of food-safe labeling products in the European market with the addition of PP White FTC 60 and a food-approved version of its VANISH™ ultra-thin, clear PET label face material.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/RAF_food-compliance_salad.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />PP White FTC 60 is a multipurpose top-coated film designed for labeling applications on rigid packaging where good water, chemical, and oil resistance is required. The VANISH range of ultra-thin face materials makes it possible to create innovative and intricate food label designs on rigid plastic and glass packaging while providing consumers with an excellent view of the product. Furthermore, compared to other clear-film solutions, VANISH face material uses less raw material, making it a more economical and sustainable choice.</p><p>These new products will ensure that UPM Raflatac can continue to support its customers in creating attractive food labels that also meet strict consumer information and food safety regulations. The company’s range of food-safe label materials and adhesives includes products designed specifically for use with ambient-temperature, chilled, and frozen foods, as well as adhesives and label materials for direct food labeling applications.</p><p>“We’re proud to be able to offer our customers a wide choice of food-safe labeling options”, says <strong>Jay Betton</strong>, Labeling Solutions Manager, Wine, Spirits & Food at UPM Raflatac EMEIA. "Our products are supported by Declarations of Compliance, and all our production units in Europe have a food safety management system that complies with the ISO 22000 food safety standard. Safety or compliance incidents that result in product recalls have huge implications for customers in the food supply chain. By choosing UPM Raflatac products our customers can avoid putting consumers, their brand, and their customers’ brands at risk.”<br> <br><strong>For further information please contact:</strong><br>Jay Betton, Labeling Solutions Manager, Wine & Spirits, Food, UPM Raflatac EMEIA, tel. +44 1723 583661<br> <br><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Arrow.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br>Find out more about UPM Raflatac’s <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/food/food-safety" target="_blank">food-safe labeling products</a>. </p><p> </p><p> </p>
RR 23 adhesive introduces longer-lasting removability in more applicationshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/rr-23-adhesive-introduces-longer-lasting-removability-in-more-applicationsRR 23 adhesive introduces longer-lasting removability in more applications<p>​<br>UPM Raflatac has launched a new removable adhesive for paper label faces in food, logistics & transport and retail uses. As an upgrade to its predecessor RR 24, RR 23 provides exceptional long-term removability on a wide variety of surfaces.</p><p>For food labelling applications, RR 23 meets the requirements of EU frame regulation EC 1935/2004. It also complies with relevant parts of the plastic food regulation EU 10/2011.</p><p>RR 23 enables label printers to achieve consistently high converting speeds. On label dispensing lines, smooth runnability with optimal initial tack contribute to reliable results even on curved surfaces.<br></p><h2>Label stock product range to cover targeted end-use areas<br></h2><p>RR 23 completes UPM Raflatac’s removable adhesive range for high volume paper faces together with RR 21. The new adhesive will be introduced in the following product combinations, and replaces the current RR 24 products.</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-7" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-7"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-7" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:33.33%;">​Product</th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-7" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:33.33%;">​ Sales Code </th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-7" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:33.33%;">​EAN</th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-7"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-7">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8629" target="_blank">THERMAL TOP P 180 RR 23 HG65</a></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-7">​CAL/RR23/03 </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-7">​8214138</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-7"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-7">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8631" target="_blank">THERMAL ECO 300 RR 23 HG65</a></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-7">​X7/RR23/03 </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-7">​8214145</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-7"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-7">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8625" target="_blank">RAFLACOAT PLUS PEFC RR 23 HG65</a></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-7">​ES/RR23/03</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-7">​8213933</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-7"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-7">​<a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/product-search/8627" target="_blank">VELLUM TTR RR 23 HG65</a></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-7">​02/RR23/03</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-7">​8213940</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br><br><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/729" target="_blank">Technical information for RR 23</a><br></p>