Label Life

​​Sustainable choices based on the most comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment in the industry

Label Life - sustainable choicesUPM Raflatac’s ‘Label Life’ concept together with a new, user-friendly tool helps label printers and end-users understand the life cycle impacts of different labelstock products and get credible information on the environmental performance of their labels.

At UPM Raflatac the LCA covers every stage of the label’s lifecycle from raw material sourcing through to end of life.

Label stock - environmental performanceUnderstanding the environmental performance of label stock products

Based on the most comprehensive lifecycle assessment (LCA) in the industry, the Label Life tool delivers reliable and easy to understand information to help customers make more sustainable choices.

Performed in accordance with internationally recognized ISO 14040/44 standards, UPM Raflatac’s LCA helps you

  • understand the life cycle impacts of different labelstock products 
    (papers, films and adhesives)
  • get credible information on the environmental performance of your labels 
    (energy, carbon, water and waste).

Label Life tool has been developed in cooperation with PE International and is consistent with the methodology used by major brand owners to evaluate their own environmental impacts.

Relevant and easy to use environmental information.
Tailored to your needs.

Ecodesign is the basis of our approach

Using a holistic ecodesign approach, we at UPM Raflatac take environmental factors into consideration in everything we do. Our holistic method is called EcoDesign.

EcoDesign begins with a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - a method for evaluating the environmental impacts of our products over the entire life cycle. The LCA collects raw material and energy inputs from the value chain, and converts them into outputs in terms of emissions to air, water, land and waste. Read more »

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