Raflatac at Labelexpo Asia 20057.12.2005
The exhibition will also be a fitting occasion to celebrate Raflatac’s long-term commitment to the region following a recent announcement to invest in a new state-of-the-art production facility in China.
UPM Rafsec, a world-leading RFID tag manufacturer and pioneer of the EPC standard, will also be present. UPM Rafsec’s Business Development Manager for China, Mr Hong Liu, will speak on the latest developments in RFID and growth opportunities for smart labels in China, on Friday, December 9, from 11:00 to 11:30.
New facility responds to global and local needs
Raflatac recently announced the construction of a world-class pressure sensitive labelstock production facility in Changshu in the Jiangshu province, adjacent to UPM’s existing paper mill. The new USD 40 million production unit is scheduled to begin operations in the beginning of 2007 and will supply paper and filmic labelstock for standard and special applications. New technologies and advanced process management will enable Raflatac to broaden its product range and respond to increasingly demanding labelling needs.
Raflatac aims to become the pressure sensitive supplier of choice in Asia by extending its full product range and highest quality service into China. The company currently has production in Shanghai, a terminal in Tianjin and a sales office in Beijing. Other factories in the Asia-Pacific region are located in Malaysia and Australia.
Quality products for diverse needs
Raflatac’s exhibition presence highlights new and innovative materials that cater to growing demand for thin materials and an enhanced no-label look which is becoming the expression of choice particularly in the personal care industry. Raflatac is well equipped for this market with a large portfolio of pressure sensitive labelstock including the highly successful Raflaclear. Through continued development work, Raflatac is also ideally positioned to offer a range of products that meet requirements for style and functionality in the growing beverage segment.
Raflatac at Stand A21, Hall 6.
For more information, please contact:
Raflatac Group Communications
Elisa Nilsson, Vice President, Communications
P.O. Box 53, 33101 Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 204 16143, mobile +358 40 500 3150
Raflatac in brief
One of the world’s leading suppliers of paper-based and filmic pressure sensitive labelstock, Raflatac develops and manufactures label materials for a wide variety of needs in product and information labelling. Raflatac has around 2,200 employees and its turnover for 2004 was about USD 990 million. The company has factories on five continents and a wide network of terminals and sales offices worldwide. Raflatac is part of the UPM Group, one of the world’s leading forest products companies. UPM shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York stock exchanges.
Raflatac’s subsidiary, UPM Rafsec, is at the global forefront of high-volume RFID tag production and a pioneer of the EPC standard. UPM Rafsec has production facilities in Finland and the USA and sales offices in the USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore and China.