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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>
Ultra-removable adhesives leave surfaces clean as newhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/ultra-removable-adhesives-leave-surfaces-clean-as-newUltra-removable adhesives leave surfaces clean as new<p>​<br>UPM Raflatac’s ultra-removable adhesives offer decisive removability where cleanliness really shows and where damage-free surfaces are essential to an item’s value. <br> <br>The <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/3" target="_blank">RR522U</a>, <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/4" target="_blank">RR523U</a> and <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/component/5" target="_blank">RR524U</a> adhesives offer varying levels of tack for labelling a wide range of surfaces – from glass and white goods to books and newspapers. Paper and film label face options include Raflacoat Plus PEFC, Vellum TTR, PP White TC 60, Thermal Top P 200 and Thermal Eco 300 PEFC.<br> <br><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Ultra-Removable_adhesives-fridge.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:300px;" />Based on microsphere technology, these ultra-removable adhesives consist of minute acrylic adhesive spheres in an adhesive emulsion. This produces microscopically non-continuous adhesive contact with the labelled surface, resulting in low-tack adhesion and a smooth peel-away. The microspheres and emulsion stay anchored to the label.<br> <br>“UPM Raflatac’s microsphere adhesives bring all the benefits of ultra-removable labelling to logistics, general branding and retail promotion,” describes Jouni Iiskola, Labelling Solutions Manager, UPM Raflatac. “Clean removal assists fast and cost-efficient handling, items look as good as new, and end-users and consumers have total satisfaction.”<br> <br><strong>Read more about:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/brochures-attachements/EMEA%20English/Ultra-removable%20adhesives.pdf" target="_blank">Ultra removable adhesives</a> </li></ul>
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>
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>
Perfecting the no-label look with clear polypropylene filmshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/perfecting-the-no-label-look-with-clear-polypropylene-filmsPerfecting the no-label look with clear polypropylene films<p>​<img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20NEWS%20n%20PUBLICATIONS/no-label-look-clear-polypropylene-films.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Polypropylene (PP) films are the standard choice for a no-label look on glass, PET, and other rigid containers. They offer high clarity for applications that do not require conformability, and are typically thinner than polyethylene (PE) films. This reduces the label profile on containers and further contributes to PP’s excellent transparency and seamless label integration. <br>Thinner films allow for improved sustainability, increased yield, and reductions in manufacturing costs and storage – all without sacrificing the performance requirements of the label.</p><p><br><strong>From beer bottles to perfumes</strong><br>Our range of PP Clear films is most often used in food, beverage, and home and personal care labeling applications. These end uses take advantage of PP’s many strengths – including moisture resistance – to deliver a visually appealing clear-on-clear no-label look that perfectly showcases your brand. </p><p><br><strong>Choosing the right adhesive and liner</strong><br>To achieve an ultra-clear no-label look with PP, you need a suitable adhesive and liner. <br><a href="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/brochures-attachements/EMEA%20English/Films_Selection%20Guide_ENG.pdf" target="_blank">See our selection guide to find the right choice for your application >></a></p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>Converting and dispensing</strong><br>UPM Raflatac’s main PP Clear films are all top coated to guarantee good printability, with excellent register control and die-cutting properties. To get the most out of PP clear films, there are some best practices that should be followed when converting and applying your labels. For example, all rollers should be clean and in good working order. Anti-static devices at both rewind and unwind are recommended, and the run should be at the lowest tension while still maintaining good registration. </p><p>We strongly recommend tooling dies to the actual label stock, with razor-type slitter knives giving the cleanest cuts. If razor knives are not available, a shear slitting system is recommended. If a score slitter is used, ensure pressure to the knife is consistent. The highest quality score blade should be used and careful attention paid to blade wear. </p><p>When finishing, ensure good roll build by starting with as low a tension as possible. As the roll is made, taper to a lighter tension – an initially low and then tapered roll build will have less adhesive ooze and less label impression transfer. A hard roll that allows no movement at its core will likely have both adhesive ooze issues and label impression issues. </p>
Unique! Totally phenol-free product complements BPA-free Thermal Eco gradeshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/unique-totally-phenol-free-product-complements-bpa-free-thermal-eco-gradesUnique! Totally phenol-free product complements BPA-free Thermal Eco grades<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2011/39_89528.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />​The European Food Safety Authority has stated that according to the available information, Bisphenol A (BPA) in direct thermal labels poses no risk to human health.</p><p>However, public speculation over BPA’s health effects has prompted some retail chains to move away from BPA, which is used as a colour developer in thermal papers including cashier receipts. Other retailers are seeking to take all phenols out of circulation. How will you respond when these retailers come to you?</p><p>Most public concern over phenols relates to the health effects of BPA in products and containers that cause <strong>direct contact between BPA and food</strong>. The European Commission, for example, has announced a ban on BPA in plastic baby bottles. </p><p>The debate continues over the possibility that BPA can be absorbed through the skin from receipts and labels, and what safe levels might be. </p><p>But that hasn’t stopped retailers from taking the precautionary step of sourcing <strong>BPA-free receipt papers</strong>, handled by cashiers in volume and also by the shopping public. </p><p>Some retailers apply the same reasoning to <strong>self-adhesive price-weigh labels</strong> applied to bags of produce by consumers and scanned at the checkout.</p><p>At UPM Raflatac, we seek to stay at the forefront in all environmental and health related issues. We now offer BPA-free and phenol-free alternatives to traditional thermal labelstock.</p><h2>BPA-free thermal ECO papers – also certified sustainable</h2><p>The following products feature a BPA-free thermal face paper, which is also responsibly sourced:</p><ul><li>Thermal ECO BPA Free-FSC RP 51 HG65</li><li>Thermal ECO BPA Free-FSC RH 9 ProLiner PP30</li><li>Thermal ECO BPA Free-FSC RR 21 HG65</li></ul><h2>Totally phenol-free – join us as the first onto market!</h2><p>While the main concern for retailers has been the absorption particularly of Bisphenol A (BPA) into the skin through cash receipts, some retail chains are seeking to withdraw from phenols completely. We have a unique new product to match this requirement:</p><ul><li>Thermal ECO TP Free-FSC RP 51 HG65</li><li>Thermal ECO TP Free-FSC RR 21 HG65</li></ul><p>This is the <strong>first ever phenol-free direct thermal pressure sensitive product on the market</strong>, where developer function is achieved using different chemistry to that based on various phenol raw materials. When retail customers approach you, what options will you be able to put on the table? What will that difference mean for your order volumes?</p><p>Both our BPA-free and totally phenol-free labelstocks have the same high quality, thermal printing properties, service and availability as our standard Thermal ECO grades. </p><p>Contact your <a href="/emea/en/contacts">UPM Raflatac representative</a> to discuss your own and your customers’ needs!</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>
Polyprint IL for industrial chemical labelling with HP Indigohttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/polyprint-il-for-industrial-chemical-labelling-with-hp-indigoPolyprint IL for industrial chemical labelling with HP Indigo<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2010/35_80057.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />UPM Raflatac has introduced Polyprint IL – a new opaque matt-white PE film for digital product and information labelling in industrial chemical end-uses.</p><p><strong>Optimized for HP Indigo </strong>WS2000 – WS6000 series digital printing presses, Polyprint IL is ideal for <strong>printing short runs</strong>, individually coded labels and sequential numbering – efficiently <strong>eliminating the need for thermal transfer printing</strong>.</p><p>Good opacity and chemical resistance makes it <strong>ideal for industrial chemical end-uses</strong>, and excellent stiffness assists in label conversion and application.</p><p>Polyprint IL is supplied with the universal RP 37 adhesive for standard applications and RP 77 for rugged performance on HDPE drums and other rough surfaces, indoors and outdoors. </p><p>For more information about the product and availability, please contact your nearest <a href="/emea/en/contacts">UPM Raflatac representative</a>.​</p>
UPM Raflatac extends security label offering with new selection of ultra destructible film labelshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatac-extends-security-label-offering-with-new-selection-of-ultra-destructible-film-labelsUPM Raflatac extends security label offering with new selection of ultra destructible film labels<p>UPM Raflatac has expanded its security labels range on the European market with the addition of <strong>two new</strong> <strong>ultra-destructible (UD) film labels</strong>. These films help to meet increased demand from brand owners for more <strong>secure labeling solutions </strong>and <strong>pharmaceutical applications</strong>. Expanding upon traditional UD solutions, they incorporate innovative tamper resistance and a more sustainable non-PVC construction, and are suitable for a variety of applications.</p><p> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/Labeling-Security-Tamper-evident-Ultra-destructible-label.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p>When alteration or removal from the substrate is attempted, the brittle nature of the film makes it impossible to remove the label in one piece. This serves to authenticate products and protects brands by flagging tampering at any stage in the supply chain.</p><p>This UD line is designed for a variety of applications that depend on guaranteed authenticity, and includes: <strong>Acrylate Gloss Clear UD and Acetate White UD </strong>– both enabling conversion speeds that are up to three times faster than PVC White UD film. These films meet the exacting requirements for UD performance and are ideal for security warranty seals. Furthermore, Acrylate Gloss Clear UD is currently the only clear UD filmic material available on the market. When combined with our <strong>RP62 EU</strong> <strong>adhesive</strong>, this UD material meets the requirements of even the most challenging <strong>pharmaceutical packaging </strong>substrates and includes the pharmaceutical product change management guarantee.</p><p> <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/brand-protection-and-security/security-label-samples/" target="_blank"><strong>Order free samples of ultra-destructible film and pharmaceutical security label products »</strong></a> </p><p>Utilizing non-PVC materials helps reduce the environmental impact and waste-disposal costs. <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/product-ranges-and-services/small-roll-service">Small Roll Service</a> is also available for all of the new UD films to allow smaller quantity ordering for maximum business flexibility.<a href="http://www.securityprinters.org/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/Events-Intergraf-UPM-Raflatac.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a></p><p>“Advances in labeling technology, as shown in the UD security film label products, bring clear advantages for secure labeling. Their unique tamper-evident features perfectly complement the articles to which they are applied – protecting brand names and consumer safety through label protection throughout the supply chain”, says <strong>Thomas Treichel,</strong> Labelling Solutions Manager, Security and Postal, UPM Raflatac.</p><p> <strong>For further information, please contact:</strong></p><p>Thomas Treichel, Labelling Solutions manager, Security and Postal, UPM Raflatac, tel. +49 21195799171</p><p dir="ltr">Learn about UPM Raflatac’s <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/brand-protection-and-security/">tamper-evident security labeling solutions</a><br>Discover our <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/pharmaceutical-and-health-care/pharmaceutical-security">tamper-evident seals for pharmaceutical packaging</a></p>
Combining the best of functionality, efficiency and sustainability: Introducing PE 65, UPM Raflatac’s thinnest squeezable filmhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/combining-the-best-of-functionality-efficiency-and-sustainability-introducing-pe-65-upm-raflatacs-thinnest-squeezable-filmCombining the best of functionality, efficiency and sustainability: Introducing PE 65, UPM Raflatac’s thinnest squeezable film<p> </p><p>As part of its commitment to labeling a smarter future, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce the launch of its <a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/PE65" target="_blank">new PE 65 film label stock range</a> in the EMEIA market, the company’s thinnest squeezable films to-date and the thinnest PE label produced for the home and personal care market.</p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2018/PE%2065_570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px;" /></p><p>These thinner versions of UPM Raflatac’s standard PE 85 films offer the same excellent conformability and squeezability and can create a seamless, no-edge look on bottles. Combined with their resistance to water, oils and chemicals, new clear and white PE 65 film constructions are a sustainable alternative for conformable and squeezable containers and tubes. These thin films do not sacrifice performance, as they are at the top of the squeezability scale.</p><p>Not only do labels printed with PE 65 flex with the packaging and maintain their good looks, their thinner overall construction helps printers, converters and end-users run a more efficient operation. PE 65’s thinner caliper means more labels per roll and longer roll lengths, resulting in fewer roll changes and less down time. These 65 micron PE film label materials also reduce transportation and packaging waste at multiple stages in the operational process.</p><p>Choosing ecodesigned products like PE 65 materials can also help reduce the environmental impact of labels. According to a UPM Raflatac Life Cycle Assessment study performed in accordance with internationally recognized ISO 14040/44 standards, by switching from PE 85 to PE 65, companies can see significant reductions in energy use (15%), greenhouse gas emissions (14%) and water consumption (13%).</p><p>“UPM Raflatac’s new PE 65 film label materials are ideal for any brand looking to combine the ultimate in performance with increased production efficiency and a sustainable design,” says <strong>Jan Hasselblatt</strong>, Director, Business Development, Home and Personal Care, UPM Raflatac. “Our company continuously strives to be the pressure-sensitive label industry’s sustainability leader and partner of choice, and our new PE 65 films are helping us build a more sustainable world, one label at a time.”</p><p><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/PE65" target="_blank">Learn more about UPM Raflatac’s new PE 65 film materials, their thinnest squeezable film »</a></p><p><a href="http://pet.upm.com/l/TPZdqXd66Dkc" target="_blank">Click here to download a hi-res image of new PE 65 film materials »</a></p><p><strong>For further information please contact:</strong><br>Jan Hasselblatt, Director, Business Development, Home and Personal Care, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 94 273 5744</p><p>  </p><p>  </p>