Harness our technical capabilities

Leverage UPM Raflatac’s technical capabilities to create pressure sensitive label products with high added value and fit-for-purpose functionality. Put our technical and label materials expertise and world-class production technology to work on your customers’ behalf, enhancing your reputation for innovation and problem solving.

Tailor your adhesive coat-weight to prevent label loss or optimize conversion and dispensing

Tailored adhesive coat-weights are for solutions providers who want to optimize adhesive performance or resolve issues in conversion, dispensing and final application. Tailoring is also the preferred option when modifying an adhesive already approved by the label end-user is quicker and more cost-effective compared to a lengthy qualification process.

On rough substrates like coarse plastics, grained and pitted metals, big bags, wood, pallets and concrete, increasing the adhesive coat-weight helps resolve problems with label loss by increasing the strength of final adhesion.

On smooth substrates like glass, glossy plastics and polished metals, it’s often possible to marginally reduce the coat-weight without significantly reducing the strength of final adhesion. The performance improvements in label conversion and/or dispensing are typically related to adhesive bleed, or to release force issues like an uneven roll unwind.

Learn about optimization and problem-solving with tailored adhesive coat-weights:
Technical Capabilities 6: Tailoring adhesive coat-weights

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Multitac solutions ready to go

Our standard Multitac labelstocks provide two self-adhesive layers. The top layer is a peel-way, transferable self-adhesive label. This top label is carried by the intermediate self-adhesive layer underneath. The intermediate layer stays behind on the labelled surface when the top label is removed and applied elsewhere. 

Typical areas of use are industry and logistics, direct mail campaigns, promotions and pharmaceutical applications. You can also tailor a Multitac product for your own specific needs from the vast range of UPM Raflatac
paper and film label faces, intermediate layers, liners and adhesives.

Learn more about the solutions available for all looks and functionalities:
Technical Capabilities 5: Multitacs

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Stay secure with Shadow Print

To make Shadow Print, UPM Raflatac prints the underside of the label face with one color before coating the adhesive and laminating the liner. The result? A security feature that is an integral and inseparable part of the label. It’s difficult to duplicate, impossible to remove undetected and infinitely more secure than printing on the adhesive. Ask now for this cost-efficient, higher-security solution that serves as your warranty of label stock origin. Use Shadow Print to build customer trust in your supply of specified or homologated labeling products.

Want to learn more about Shadow Print? Check out:
Technical Capabilities 4: Shadow print

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Transfer adhesives and Multitac industry solutions

Use our adhesive packages and Multitac industry solutions to:

Produce invoice sheets with transferable address labels for shipping and logistics. Apply a transfer adhesive package to the reverse of the sheet, leaving the liner in place. Then die-cut the sheet from the front. The end-user prints the sheet (laser or thermal), and removes the die-cut portion for use as a shipping label or packaging label. Compared to full self adhesive sheets, labels made with selectively applied transfer adhesive patches are more cost-effective and produce less waste.

Create removable and resealable label applications. Use UPM Raflatac Multitac Industry products to develop removable and resealable labels, such as direct mailers that offer detachable sheets and envelopes and pouches with reclosable seals.

Produce your own self-adhesive laminates and custom labels. Remove the top liner from a transfer adhesive and add a whole new web to produce small volumes of custom self-adhesive laminate. Print and die-cut custom labels exactly to your customers’ specifications.

Need more information about our technical capabilities? Read:
Technical Capabilities 3: Adhesive packages

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Ensure the perfect cover-up with opaque label materials

Opaque labels cover up unwanted information on printed packaging and labels, conceal surfaces and hide the contents of clear containers. Covering print and surfaces this effectively gives a clean-looking finish to labels, ensuring that they perform functionally and are at their best.

Creating cover-up labels is more cost-efficient and convenient than removing old labels and replacing entire packages. Use cover-ups to hide obsolete variable information, barcodes and pricing quickly and easily, without disrupting your operational processes and deliveries. The print is easy to read, and barcodes scan with brand-new reliability. Over-labeling with opaque papers, films and Multitacs is a widespread practice in areas like logistics and transport, pharmaceutical and industrial chemical labeling and food and retail promotions.

Read more about opaque labels at:
Technical Capabilities 2: Opaque label materials

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Utilize protective films to seal and safeguard key components

Protective films cover and seal surfaces and openings on components during transit, storage and final assembly. They play a vital role protecting expensive and sensitive parts from aesthetic or mechanical damage caused by abrasion, liquids, dirt and other contamination. Keeping components safe from damage enables manufacturing assembly processes to run smoothly and efficiently.

Applications include casings and TFT displays for electronics from televisions to mobile phones and GPS units; housings, control panels and machine parts in the mechanical engineering industry; and brake housings, painted panels, emblems, car rims and carpets in the automotive industry.

UPM Raflatac offers different combinations of films and solvent-free adhesives to match the application requirements. They safeguard a wide range of surfaces by covering them with custom labels and adhesives that provide easy, residue-free removal, while balancing clarity, conformability and resilience.

Seal up a new approach to component protection. Read:
Technical Capabilities 1: Protective films