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>
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>
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>
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>
New shrink sleeve films receive recognition for recyclability from Association of Plastic Recyclers http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/shrink-sleeve-films-receive-recognition-for-recyclability-from-aprNew shrink sleeve films receive recognition for recyclability from Association of Plastic Recyclers <p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/RafShrink_Sleeve_Wrap_Trio_570px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br>UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce that it has received the Critical Guidance recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for its two new shrink sleeve film label products. The recognition confirms that UPM Raflatac’s undecorated <strong>RafShrink PO MDO 40 LS </strong>and <strong>RafShrink PO TDO 45 HS shrink sleeve films </strong>are compatible with recycling and meet or exceed requirements stated in APR’s Critical Guidance Document established for improving the quality of post-consumer plastics entering recycling.</p><p>Shrink sleeve films are the fastest growing method for labeling because they open up unique possibilities for package design, shape and 360-degree decoration. By using UPM Raflatac’s shrink sleeve films, brand owners now have new sustainable and recycling-compatible choices when it comes to branding and packaging their products.</p><p>In a letter to UPM Raflatac, APR thanked the company for its cooperation in using this important protocol, which is intended to improve the quality of recycled bottles. Meeting the Critical Guidance Document guidelines is a truly significant step in demonstrating overall recyclability of UPM Raflatac’s label and decoration products.</p><p>“The APR recognition of our two new shrink sleeve films emphasizes our commitment to support the recyclability of plastic packaging, and sustainability in general,” says <strong>Erkki Nyberg</strong>, Director, Shrink Sleeve Films, UPM Raflatac. “We continue to grow our product portfolio to meet the requirements of various shrink sleeve label application technologies used by global brand owners to showcase their products.”</p><p>Earlier this year, UPM Raflatac received APR recognition for its <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/shrink-sleeve-label-recycling-study">pressure-sensitive labeling innovation for plastic packaging</a>, and in 2014 APR recognized two of the company’s shrink sleeve products.</p><p><strong>For further information, please contact:</strong><br>Erkki Nyberg, Director, Shrink Sleeve Films, UPM Raflatac </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>
UPM Raflatac launches certified paper faces for food, retail and wine labellinghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatac-launches-certified-paper-faces-for-food-retail-and-wine-labellingUPM Raflatac launches certified paper faces for food, retail and wine labelling<p>​As a result of UPM Raflatac’s commitment to source paper products from sustainably managed forests, ‘Raflacoat Plus’ label paper for prime product labelling has now been replaced by ‘PEFC Raflacoat Plus’ in all applications. PEFC Raflacoat Plus retains the same exceptional mid-gloss standards, with high opacity and contrast supporting fine print detail for branding and product decoration. It is also available with the thin and recyclable ProLiner PP30 backing. </p><p>As part of an on-going process to widen the forest certified paper labelstock offer in Europe, UPM Raflatac has also introduced ‘PEFC Raflacoat Opti’ as a cost-efficient option for printing digitally with HP Indigo, and the FSC® certified phenol-free thermal papers ‘Thermal Eco BPAF FMC’ and ‘Thermal Eco TPF FMC’. The new FSC certified label faces ‘Fleur de Coton White WSA FMC’ and ‘Fleur de Coton Ivoire WSA FMC’ offer a high-quality textured look for wine labelling.</p><p>UPM Raflatac’s chain of custody system tracks certified material from the forest to the final labelstock product, and provides third-party verification that that the wood used in label materials originates from responsibly managed forests. UPM promotes all credible forest certification systems including the two major international schemes: FSC, the Forest Stewardship Council®, and PEFC™, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes. </p><p><strong>For further information please contact:</strong></p><p>Ms Heini Lehti, Sustainability Manager, UPM Raflatac EMEA</p>
GHS labeling : Ready for a rethink?http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/ghs-label-changesGHS labeling : Ready for a rethink?<p><span class="ms-rteStyle-References"> <br>While Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling has been around for years, recent changes to the label itself have put this topic back in the news. Rather than simply implement new labels, companies should take this opportunity to reconsider their printing strategies. </span></p><h2>GHS label requirements - What’s new?</h2><p>GHS labels have changed. See the before and after images to understand what’s now required to be compliant:</p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/GHS_hazard-pictograms.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> <br>Hazardous chemicals and mixtures must have durable labels with six standard elements to alert employees and others to handling and exposure concerns. They are: signal words such as “Danger” or “Warning” to indicate hazard severity, hazard statements, hazard pictograms, precautionary statements, product identifiers, and supplier identification.</p><h2>Is your GHS printing strategy meeting your needs? </h2><p>If your company is experiencing challenges printing GHS labels, it may be time to rethink your approach. You may be able to drive cost and waste out of printing operations and enhance your brand – all with an approach that better fits your business!</p><p><strong>Our simple guide helps you understand the pros and cons of different GHS printing technologies and select the right printer for GHS labels. </strong></p><p>Download the GHS labeling guide and you will </p><ul><li>learn the basics of GHS labeling</li><li>understand why you should reconsider your GHS printing strategy</li><li>evaluate the pros and cons of different printing technologies</li><li>find the right printer for your GHS labels</li></ul><p>Companies that produce GHS labels in both small and large volumes and across product portfolios and regions will benefit from these insights as they reassess their printing strategies. </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/oil-and-industrial-chemical/ghs-labels">Download the free GHS labeling guide »</a></p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/GHS-labels-chemical-drums.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:570px;" /><br> </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>