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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>
Two new lightweight solutions for wash-off logistics labelinghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/two-new-lightweight-solutions-for-wash-off-logistics-labelingTwo new lightweight solutions for wash-off logistics labeling<p>​<img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Thermal-Top-Eco-PEFC-WashOff" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Thermal-Top-Eco-WashOff.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />We are proud to announce the launch of two new face materials for wash-off logistics labeling applications. <strong>Thermalite Top+ PEFC </strong>and <strong>Thermalite Eco+ PEFC </strong>are lightweight and, when paired with the <strong>RP45 LW adhesive</strong>, they adhere permanently to even rough or patterned surfaces for the lifetime of the label then wash off with ease leaving no residue. With the new materials, plastic pallets, crates, and other containers can be labeled effectively and sent back into circulation over and over again – with minimal fuss and maximum efficiency. </p><p>Thermalite Top+ PEFC is a BPA-free direct thermal label face for wash-off applications. It has good image stability and keeps its functionality in both chilled conditions and during hot summer transport. Thermalite Eco+ PEFC is a light thermal label face, also for wash-off applications. It is more resource efficient than standard products as the grammage has been reduced – without compromising performance. </p><p>“These products are lightweight, making them much better for the environment,” says <strong>Jouni Iiskola</strong>, Segment Manager, Logistics, UPM Raflatac. “Less raw materials are used in production, and less transportation means reduced emissions. Thanks to their excellent functionality and high environmental performance, both products are approved by Svenska Retursystem, the Swedish system for circulating crates and pallets for reuse.”</p><p>We offer specialty labeling solutions for address labels, shipping and mailing labels and related applications. To find out more visit our <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/transport-and-logistics">transportation and logistics label solutions page</a>.</p><p> <strong>For further information, please contact:</strong><br>Jouni Iiskola, Segment Manager, Logistics, UPM Raflatac, Specials, tel. +358 204 168 193</p>
Proven durability in harsh automotive environmenthttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/rx15-in-automotive-industryProven durability in harsh automotive environment<p>​The challenge: To provide highly durable, both heat and cold resistant, and sustainably advanced labels for a car parts manufacturer. UPM Raflatac, A.T.E. and cab team up to deliver a unique and all-inclusive solution. </p><p> <img alt="UPM-Raflatac-durable-label-car-industry" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/RX15-car-factory-durable-labels.jpg" style="margin:5px 0px;" /> </p><p>Since the end of 2016, cab – a company developing and manufacturing solutions and accessories for product marking – has been using self-adhesive labels featuring <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/durables/transportation">UPM Raflatac’s RX15 adhesive </a>on car engine parts in Germany. The labels are produced in France by label converter A.T.E. This unique label solution meets all the requirements of a challenging automotive application, and is a great example of the power of collaboration.</p><h2>A complex problem</h2><p>cab was contacted in late spring 2016 by an automotive parts manufacturer with demanding specifications. “Our client was looking for labels that could be printed and applied to rough metal parts at 80 °C, to ensure their future traceability,” recalls <strong>Helmer Lortz</strong>, Product Manager at cab.</p><p> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/cab_lortz_570px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 0px;" /> </p><p>It was also essential that the five-millimetre square labels wouldn’t degrade over their 10-year lifespan, despite temperature fluctuations from -40 °C to 150 °C. Helmer Lortz consulted <strong>Daniel Burg</strong>, Manager at label converter A.T.E., who in turn contacted UPM Raflatac, their partner of 25 years, to identify the optimal solution.  </p><p> <strong>Olivier Furgaut</strong>, Technical Sales Manager at UPM Raflatac, explains: “The end customer needed high-tack labels that were also extremely temperature-resistant. A.T.E. wanted that high tack adhesive to be converted really easily. These properties are typically in opposition in a pressure sensitive adhesive.”</p><p>Once the customer requirements were identified, Daniel Burg and Olivier Furgaut went through possible options and narrowed them down to one: UPM Raflatac’s RX15 adhesive. This high-end durables adhesive has best-in-class performance on-press and enables faster conversion.</p><p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Daniel-Burg-570px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Tests at A.T.E. highlighted RX15’s major advantage: “RX15 offers unrivalled productivity during label conversion,” confirms Daniel Burg. "We can convert at 40 to 50 metres a minute compared to 20 metres for other labels of similar performance."</p><p>Because of the high cohesion, RX15 works well at the die-cut and matrix-stripping stations. Its coat-weight is about 50 percent of that of similar adhesives, which makes it easier and lighter to manage laminate rolls. </p><p>Daniel Burg points out another advantage: “This is the only product offering such a high level of adhesive performance that’s also solvent-free. This means that even with a future ban on solvents in Europe, this adhesive will still be listed in the industry and IMDS database.” </p><p>IMDS is the International Material Data System database where all automobile components must be declared. Those which contain dangerous or prohibited products are rejected. The non-solvent RX15 adhesive provides businesses the opportunity to differentiate themselves as forward thinking, technologically advanced solution providers.</p><h2>An approved solution</h2><p>During the testing phase for the labels, cab’s Helmer Lortz confirmed that the labels can be applied to hot components. Two weeks later, cab sent their car manufacturer client the test labels they needed to take the final step: to use the labels on the factory floor.</p><p>It’s unusual for a new product to move from request to production in just three months. Typically it takes twice as long. How can this success be explained? </p><p>“Our collaboration with UPM Raflatac is exemplary. We talk openly with all our cards on the table and carry out tests to quickly resolve any technical issues,” says Daniel Burg.</p><p>“We’ve been working with A.T.E. for a long time, and they are particularly good at offering innovative solutions,” observes Helmer Lortz.</p><p>This close alliance enables everyone to resolve technical challenges and open new possibilities in the market. A.T.E. is now promoting UPM Raflatac’s RX15 to other clients in the automotive industry and in the technical and electronics industries.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> * * *</p><table class="ms-rteTable-2" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:50%;"> <span aria-hidden="true"></span> <strong>cab</strong>, since more than 40 years, develops and manufactures solutions and a large amount of accessories for product marking. The product range includes label printers, print & apply systems, label dispensers and marking laser systems. In addition, cab provides ribbons and labels for the perfect imprint.</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2"> <strong>​A.T.E</strong>., Alsace Techniques Etiquetage, specializes in converting high added-value technical labels, laminating, and printing adhesive and non-adhesive materials. A.T.E. is located in Uberach, France.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> <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>
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>
New resilience against chemical, outdoor and marine risks in industrial labelinghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/new-resilience-against-chemical-outdoor-and-marine-risks-in-industrial-labelingNew resilience against chemical, outdoor and marine risks in industrial labeling<p><br>Hazard information, identification, traceability and the prevention of stock losses – in industrial chemical labeling, the label supports legislative compliance and helps prevent loss of goods even in challenging outdoor or marine conditions, and when potentially in contact with the container contents.<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2015/Industrial_labeling_drums.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br> <br>Hotmelt adhesives are the core of UPM Raflatac’s industrial chemical labeling range. They have good chemical resistance and are reliable choices for chilled environments and when the application surface is cold and moist. For polar surfaces like metal drums and label plates on intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) as well as non polar surfaces like HDPE drums, options like <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/33" target="_blank">RH 1</a>, <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/34" target="_blank">RH 2</a> and <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/37" target="_blank">RH 7</a> progress in aggressiveness and suitability for rough or curved surfaces. Other options like <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/62" target="_blank">RP 77</a> allow momentary repositionability during manual label application to HDPE drums.<br> <br>Latest addition to UPM Raflatac’s industrial chemical labeling range is the <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/rc-77-introduces-uv-acrylic-resilience-to-industrial-chemical-labeling" target="_blank">RC 77 UV-acrylic adhesive</a>. RC 77 bonds strongly to polar and non polar surfaces and has improved chemical and temperature resistance over standard solutions. In addition to reduced risk of label loss in critical applications, this high-cohesion adhesive is less prone to stringing and bleeding than hotmelt adhesives. This promotes fast and efficient label stock conversion. For label end-users, cleaner edges on the finished label coils facilitates good TTR runnability during variable information printing, and a smooth and stable release promotes reliable label application with less waste.<br> <br>UPM Raflatac industrial chemical label films and synthetic papers are suitable for conventional pre-printing technologies and for end-user’s thermal transfer, digital and laser and ink-jet printing needs. Specific products meet the requirements of the BS 5609 standard for self-adhesive labels in marine use.<br> <br> <br>For more information, please contact <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/contacts">your nearest UPM Raflatac sales representative</a>.​</p>
UPM Raflatac focuses on food-safe label solutions and environmental efficiency at Alimentariahttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatac-focuses-on-food-safe-label-solutions-and-environmental-efficiency-at-alimentariaUPM Raflatac focuses on food-safe label solutions and environmental efficiency at Alimentaria<p> </p><p><em>UPM Raflatac’s label experts welcome brand owners, label printers and other interest groups to the Alimentaria 2016 International Food & Drinks Exhibition at Barcelona Gran Via Venue, on 25-28 April. Visitors will have the opportunity to catch up with the latest developments in self-adhesive labelling and sustainability at Stand 184 in Hall 4A.</em></p><h2>Sustainable solutions in the spotlight</h2><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/upm-raflatac-wine-label-cabernet.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />At the exhibition, UPM Raflatac will demonstrate its commitment to sustainability by highlighting the Label Life and RafCyle® concepts. Label Life helps label printers and end-users understand the life cycle impacts of different label stock products and get credible information on the environmental performance of their labels.</p><p>UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle® is a sustainable recycling solution for recovering self-adhesive matrix and release liner waste. The wine industry is among the leading adopters of RafCycle due to a brand ethic highly attuned to sustainability. A RafCycle partnership gives label converters and wineries the opportunity to reduce their waste costs while raising their environmental performance.</p><p>At Alimentaria, UPM Raflatac will be showcasing an extensive range of label materials dedicated to the wine industry – including exclusive face stocks. Various technical solutions will also be detailed for the most demanding applications. <strong></strong></p><p><strong><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Arrow.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></strong> <br><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/wine-and-spirits" target="_blank">View UPM Raflatac wine label solutions »</a></p><h2><br>Food label stocks reducing risk by raising safety</h2><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Raflacoat_Fit_PEFC_Food.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />UPM Raflatac supplies a wide range of label stock specially formulated for food safety and tested to comply with regulatory permissions and limits. These materials support compliance with regulations such as EU 10/2011, which requires that labels applied to primary packaging must have Declarations of Conformity (DoCs) to document controlled, authorized substances.</p><p>High-quality DoCs are available from UPM Raflatac for quick and convenient distribution down the packaging supply chain. This significantly reduces the risks and repercussions of product recalls and provides a valuable safeguard for brand reputation.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Arrow.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> <br><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/food" target="_blank">Learn more about UPM Raflatac solutions for food labelling »</a></p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>For further information please contact:</strong><br>Xavier Masdevall, Sales Director, Spain and Portugal​, UPM Raflatac</p><p> </p>
UPM Raflatac’s Fit range: Future standards for food, retail and logistics todayhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatacs-fit-range-future-standards-for-food-retail-and-logistics-todayUPM Raflatac’s Fit range: Future standards for food, retail and logistics today<p>​UPM Raflatac has introduced a range of next generation products to offer fit-for-purpose performance for the main end-use segments. The Fit range combines increased production efficiency and sustainability credentials with no compromises on printing and dispensing performance. </p><p><strong><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2013/35_100847.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Raflacoat Fit PEFC </strong>introduces much needed efficiency to high-volume food applications. The new PEFC-certified mid-gloss label face is sustainably sourced, and the thinner 63 µm in caliper yields up to 30% longer rolls, substantially reducing downtime during roll changes. The labelstocks are equipped with adhesives for all food labelling temperatures, including the EU 10/2011 compliant next generation hotmelt RH 6 optimized for chilled conditions but equally capable in room temperatures. Raflacoat Fit PEFC is available with three liner options. The HG65 and HG45 glassine liners are PEFC-certified like the label face. The ProLiner PP30 option maximally reduces the labelstock thickness to increase productivity and to provide better performance in high-speed applications and humid conditions.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2013/35_100848.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><strong>Retail Eco Fit PEFC </strong>provides optimal performance in weigh-price and backroom applications and assures a crisp image for scanning at the cash register. <strong>Thermal Eco Fit PEFC </strong>is a fit-for-purpose solution for packaging films and most common cardboards in short-life labelling. Laminate structure in these two products is 17% thinner, meaning more labels per roll, 17% fewer roll changes and possibility to move to longer reel lengths both in printing and in labelling. The HG45 liner is lighter than HG65, which results 20% less liner waste and a comparable reduction in landfill costs. </p><p>The label faces and glassine liners are PEFC-certified to verify responsible raw material sourcing from sustainably managed forests. The liner waste is 100% recyclable through UPM Raflatac’s waste management concept RafCycle, leading to reductions in carbon footprint, liner waste and landfill costs.</p><p>The environmental impact of the Fit products is based on comprehensive lifecycle assessments (LCA). The LCAs carried out at UPM Raflatac are performed in accordance with ISO 14014/44 and they are consistent with the methodology used by many large brand owners to evaluate their own environmental impacts. </p><p><strong>​For further information please contact:</strong></p><p>Mr Jon Lenck, Director, VIP & Prime, UPM Raflatac EMEA</p><p>Mr Marko Tiainen, Business Segment Manager, Prime, UPM Raflatac EMEA</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>
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>