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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>
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>
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 launches new plant-based PE film for home and personal care applicationshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatac-launches-new-plant-based-pe-film-for-home-and-personal-care-applicationsUPM Raflatac launches new plant-based PE film for home and personal care applications<p>​<img src="http://internet-assets-edit.upmraflatac.group.upm.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/Solutions-Product-ranges-Film-labeling-solutions-Bio-based-films.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>UPM Raflatac is extending its range of film face materials for the European market with a new plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. RafBio PE performs just like standard PE film, and its excellent flexibility makes it ideal for the squeezable bottles and contoured containers that are widely used in home and personal care applications.</p><p>Part of the RafBio family of bio-based labeling solutions, RafBio PE is the ideal choice for customers who are looking for a sustainable film face material that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions during its life cycle, compared to conventional PE, while still keeping products looking their very best. Made from sugarcane ethanol, the film contains more than 80% renewable plant-based raw material and is recyclable within the same recycling streams as fossil-based PE.</p><p>RafBio PE is combined with our RP37 adhesive for multi-purpose labelling applications. Furthermore, UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle programme offers significant benefits to label printers and end users by turning waste into valuable resources.</p><p>“Our RafBio range is another significant step on our journey towards a more sustainable future. It will help our customers to reduce their dependence on fossil raw materials and differentiate themselves from the competition by demonstrating a desire to improve their environmental performance,” says <strong>Päivi Knihti</strong>, Segment Manager, Films, EMEIA.</p><p><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/product-ranges/film-labeling-solutions/bio-based-films">Learn more about Rafbio PE 85 and our Bio-Based films »</a></p><p><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/brochures?id=843" target="_blank">Download Rafbio PE 85 brochure »</a></p><p><strong>For further information please contact</strong>: Päivi Knihti, Segment Manager, Films, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 2041 68 395 </p>
Marsalkka: Craft beer in labeled and recyclable canhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatac’s-vanish-fit-for-labelling-recyclable-aluminium-beverage-cansMarsalkka: Craft beer in labeled and recyclable can<p> <strong>VANISH™ fit for labelling recyclable aluminium beverage cans in Europe ​</strong></p><p>Beverage cans labelled with UPM Raflatac’s VANISH™ film can now be recycled in Europe. Novelis, the world’s largest recycler of aluminium cans, confirms that the thin 23-micron VANISH™ label has proven sufficiently light in order not to affect the quality of the recycled aluminium.</p><p>UPM Raflatac’s ultra-thin VANISH™ PET film enables three functionalities previously considered unviable or impossible: self-adhesive labeling on beverage cans, recyclability with aluminium cans, and the opportunity for beverage brands to market small batches cost-effectively.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" alt="VANISH™ fit for labelling recyclable aluminium beverage cans in Europe ​" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Marsalkka-recyclable-label-570px.jpg" style="margin:5px 0px;" /> </p><h2>Cost-efficiency and flexibility for small batches</h2><p>The Saimaan Juomatehdas brewery in Finland is the first company in Europe to adopt VANISH™ by launching a craft beer in labeled aluminium cans, which are integrated into a refundable deposit system for recycling. The recycling system for beverage containers in Finland is renowned as the world’s most effective. Returnable, refundable deposit cans are the most recycled container category, with a recycling rate as high as 95%.</p><p>In particular, and because direct-printed cans aren’t manufactured in small volumes, self-adhesive labeling is a necessity for canning smaller batches cost-effectively. Self-adhesive labels can also be produced quickly in comparison to directly decorated cans, enabling beverage producers to respond flexibly to consumer demand and engage in promotional activity without risking container overstocks.</p><p>“Saimaan Juomatehdas is committed to sustainability, so we wanted to come up with a canning solution for our smaller beverage batches that would match our principles. We explored different options and discovered the VANISH™ label material. Together with UPM Raflatac and Auraprint, a printing house specializing in labeling solutions, we started looking into the possibility of applying it to recyclable cans – and everything started to fall into place,” comments <strong>Jussi Laukkanen</strong>, CEO, Saimaan Juomatehdas.</p><p> </p><h2>Striking levels of differentiation</h2><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Marsalkka-Vanish-label-150px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />VANISH™ brings all the visual presentation benefits of self-adhesive label printing technology to canned beverages, especially compared to traditional direct print. Together with an impressive no-label look, new levels of product differentiation are achievable with striking decoration opportunities and premium finishes such as high-gloss and vivid colouration, fine detail and photographic imaging.</p><p>“Our end-customers in the beverage industry place high value on their product packaging. VANISH™ is an attractive and exceptionally versatile label material – and an ideal choice for companies like Saimaan Juomatehdas which strive to create high-quality products that are visually impressive,” evaluates <strong>Tuomo Wall</strong>, Director, Films, UPM Raflatac.</p><p>“VANISH™ also introduces a solution for product decoration on smaller batches of beer and other beverages in a way that’s economically viable and at the same time environmentally conscious. Brand owners in Europe now have a recycling-compatible choice for greatly enhanced product presentation that meets their own as well as UPM Raflatac’s commitment to providing sustainable solutions.”</p><p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Arrow.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/beverage">Learn more about our beverage label solutions</a></p><p> <strong>For further information please contact: </strong> <br>Mr Tuomo Wall, Director, Films, UPM Raflatac</p><p> </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>
UPM Raflatac introduces new Forest Positive concept and RAFNXT+ range of sustainable labelinghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatac-introduces-new-forest-positive-concept-and-rafnxt-plus-range-of-sustainable-labelingUPM Raflatac introduces new Forest Positive concept and RAFNXT+ range of sustainable labeling<p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/product-ranges-rafnxtplus.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p>​UPM Raflatac is introducing to the European market a unique lifecycle approach called <strong>Forest Positive</strong> along with <strong>RAFNXT+, </strong>a next-generation solution for sustainable packaging. </p><p> Forest Positive brings significant benefits for nature because it not only ensures net zero deforestation, but is also proven to promote biodiversity, improve water quality, and enhance the ability of forests to absorb carbon dioxide. The innovative RAFNXT+ range has a carbon potential that is up to 20% more carbon positive than standard paper labels. </p><p>The RAFNXT+ range optimizes the use of raw materials, using less energy and water, and generating less waste during its lifecycle compared to standard labels. It provides a competitive edge for printers and brand owners alike in terms of both sustainability and efficiency, with fewer reel changes delivering savings in downtime and start-up waste, lower packaging and transportation costs, and increased storage capacity for both raw materials and finished stock. </p><p>The new range includes labeling solutions for a wide variety of applications, including retail labeling, labeling of packaged food, and labels for transport and logistics applications. </p><p>“With RAFNXT+, customers can differentiate themselves with our Forest Positive concept and by using labels that are proven to be 20% more carbon positive than standard paper materials. Furthermore, they can also enhance their productivity thanks to the optimized raw material efficiencies that RAFNXT+ delivers,” explains <strong>Jon Lenck,</strong> Director, VIP & Prime segment, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac. </p><p>“Forest Positive is a unique approach to the forest lifecycle that goes far beyond deforestation to actively enhance natural capitals,” says <strong>Robert Taylor</strong>, Sustainability Director, UPM Raflatac. “It’s carbon positive, which means the forests that we choose to source our raw materials from can absorb up to double the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during the RAFNXT+ production process,” he continues. </p><p> <strong>For further information please contact:</strong> Jon Lenck, Director, VIP & Prime segment, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac, tel. +48 71 776 5000 Robert Taylor, Sustainability Director, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 20 4162 164 </p><p><a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/product-ranges/rafnxt-plus-range">Find out more about RAFNXT+ and get to know our Forest Positive approach » </a></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>
New film label face for A4 and cut-size printing in logistics and transporthttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/new-film-label-face-for-a4-and-cut-size-printing-in-logistics-and-transportNew film label face for A4 and cut-size printing in logistics and transport<p>UPM Raflatac has launched a new label film specified to make businesses more competitive in logistics and transport applications. Many label printers and end-users in this segment use a standard matt-white polyester film which exceeds their requirements. The new Polylaser Logistics Fit label stock is strictly fit for purpose. It provides all the required properties, without the unnecessary weight. This also makes it a more environmentally responsible choice.</p><p>In label conversion, Polylaser Logistics Fit runs at high speeds on-press without matrix breaks. It has good pre-printing properties, and the RP FH adhesive has low bleed to keep converting lines clean and smoothly running. </p><p>For label end-users, excellent monochrome and colour laser printability combines with good toner anchorage for durable print even in humid conditions. Good lay-flat characteristics give excellent feed-through on laser printers, and the RP FH adhesive withstands high temperatures without bleeding to avoid printer jams and extend maintenance intervals.</p><p>Says <strong>Eulalia Alcaraz</strong>, Business Segment Director for A4 & Sheets at UPM Raflatac: “We set out to create a product that would reliably and sustainably provide all the required performance during conversion and laser printing as we cut back the unnecessary weight. The result is a product that does everything required of it in common logistics and transport applications, with an entirely new level of efficiency.”</p><p><strong>For more information, please contact:</strong><br>Ms Eulalia Alcaraz, Business Segment Director, A4 & Sheets, UPM Raflatac EMEA, tel. +34937131900​</p>
Are your labels legal? Upgraded non-migration adhesives for food labellinghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/are-your-labels-legal-upgraded-non-migration-adhesives-for-food-labellingAre your labels legal? Upgraded non-migration adhesives for food labelling<p>​UPM Raflatac has introduced two adhesive upgrades to continue advances in migration safeguards in line with the EU 10/2011 regulation. The regulation aims to further improve consumer safety, by placing tighter controls on the potential for substance migration from packaging components into food. </p><p>UPM Raflatac’s new RP 36 FG and RP 36 ML adhesives have improved non-migration characteristics to further reduce even the slightest possibility of food contamination. They are classed as infant and baby safe, and they are approved for direct food contact, including labelling carcasses, as well as indirect food contact. </p><p>Laminates of Foodgloss RP 36 FG and Foodgloss RP 36 ML achieve good results in a Sensory Analysis for Indirect Transition of Flavour according to EN 1230-2 (Robinson test). Improved UV resistance gives the laminate and converted labels a longer shelf life for efficient and convenient stock management. RP 36 FG also offers good clarity for optimal product presentation with clear labels. </p><p>Declaration of Confirmity (DoC), as required by the EU 10/2011 regulation, is available on request. DOCs provide the means to retain existing contracts, reduce the potential for product recalls, and help label printers qualify for new business. </p><p><strong>For further information please contact:</strong></p><p>Mr Jay Betton, Business Segment Manager, Food and Retail Labelling, UPM Raflatac EMEA<br></p>