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Salla Estate: Heraldic label with a modern twisthttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/salla-estate-heraldic-label-with-a-modern-twistSalla Estate: Heraldic label with a modern twist<p>​Salla Estate is a Bulgarian winery located close to the medieval Muhaliysko Kale fortress which is full of artifacts dating all the way back to the Stone and Middle Ages. Labelmaker <strong>Jordan Jelev</strong>, designer of the Salla Estate wine label, was inspired by the history and tradition of the area and wanted to create a heraldic label with a modern twist. </p><p> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/salla-estate-570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 0px;" /> </p><p>“Salla Estate is a winery where tradition meets modernity in every aspect. I decided to create a modern heraldic label that would represent the past, present and future,” Jelev says. </p><p>For the label, Jelev chose UPM Raflatac’s Velmart White WSA-FSC material because he wanted a thick classic paper with elegant random texture to strengthen the traditional feel he was aiming for. He also used saturated gold hot-foil to stamp the Salla Estate logo. </p><p>“Influenced and inspired by heraldic tradition and modern design, I created a pattern with diagonal lines printed directly and raised varnish against the paper background. I did some research for the lines’ thickness and spacing and the result was amazing. These lines made the whole label shine and they were the perfect addition to the paper background creating the best environment for the logo. The label is very elegant and contains only the most important information,” Jelev says. </p><p>Read more: <a href="http://www.thelabelmaker.eu/portfolio/heraldic-label-design/" target="_blank">http://www.thelabelmaker.eu/portfolio/heraldic-label-design/</a> </p><p> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Riesling-Barrel-570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 0px;" /> </p><p> <strong></strong> </p><p> <strong><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Salla_vsichki_570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 0px;" /></strong></p><p> <strong>Client:</strong> <a href="https://salla.bg/" target="_blank">Salla Estate</a><br><strong>Designer:</strong> <a href="https://www.behance.net/labelmaker" target="_blank">The Labelmaker</a><br><strong>Label material: </strong>Velmart White WSA-FSC by UPM Raflatac<br><strong>Photo:</strong> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/thelabelmaker" target="_blank">Jordan Jelev</a></p><p>    </p><p>    </p>
Big 4 Sun: Craft beer brewed with love http://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/big-4-sun-craft-beer-brewed-with-loveBig 4 Sun: Craft beer brewed with love <p>The Finnish Pyynikin Craft Brewery has been brewing beer since 2013. In March 2017, the brewery launched the Big 4 Sun Pack, which contains four different beers. Three of the cans included in the pack feature the ultra-thin VANISH™ label by UPM Raflatac. The adhesive label is only 23 μm thick and provides the cans with a high-grade, no-label look. </p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/big4sun-570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 0px;" /></p><p>Unlike direct style printing, which requires cans to be produced in batches of over 100,000, adhesive labelling also enables companies to produce smaller batches. Adhesive labelling improves a company’s ability to cater to the individual wishes of their customers, and allows them to test new products without fear of a massive surplus. This aspect is crucial for Pyynikin Craft Brewery, as they find it difficult to predict product sales in advance. Adhesive labelling has turned out to be a more cost-efficient alternative to direct style printing, especially for microbreweries wanting to experiment with new products.</p><p>"As a microbrewery, we want to create a wide variety of different products. We have hundreds of registered products under our belt, and new ones are being launched all the time," says <strong>Rauno Pere</strong>, Administrative Coordinator of Pyynikin Craft Brewery. "Adhesive labels also provide excellent opportunities for localising our products, as we are becoming more and more geared towards the foreign market." </p><p>In addition to the smaller production batches, another benefit cherished by Pyynikin Craft Brewery has been the versatility of the design and printing opportunities presented by the VANISH™ label. Pere notes that the greater colour depth of the adhesive label makes different colours more pronounced. The label is also compatible with techniques like gradient printing. Furthermore, the thin design of the VANISH™ label provides the can with a clean and seamless look. </p><h2>Adhesive labels pave the way for aluminium cans</h2><p>For Pyynikin Craft Brewery, the idea of adopting adhesive labels became more concrete after Palpa, the entity maintaining the largest beverage package recovery system in Finland, approved the VANISH™ label for its recovery system. Labelled cans had not been approved for recycling in the past, as the proportion of plastic in the label was too high compared to the total weight of the can. The VANISH™ label, however, is too thin to have any effect on the recyclability of the cans. </p><p>As an initial investment, the brewery rented a labelling machine because the thin adhesive label requires the right kind of machinery. According to Pere, the labelling process itself is as fast as the beer canning process. </p><p>"The line produces approximately 1.200 labelled cans per hour. Before this, we used to bottle our beer using glass bottles, because labelled cans had not been approved for the recovery system. When adhesive labelling made it possible for aluminium cans to be recycled, we decided to move to canning. Canned beer keeps better, and the can is also a more practical and affordable form of packaging compared to the bottle," Pere says. </p><p>Learn more about <a href="http://pyynikin.com/en/">Pyynikin Craft Brewery »</a></p><p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Pyynikki2-570.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 0px;" /></p><p>      <br>       </p>
Green Man Brewery: Solved material challenges that were harming production efficiencyhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/green-man-brewery-ssGreen Man Brewery: Solved material challenges that were harming production efficiency<p>​<img alt="Green Man Brewery solved material challenges that were harming production efficency" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Green%20Man%20case%20study%20image.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:570px;" /><br>Green Man Brewery, one of Asheville, NC's leading breweries, experimented with different packaging strategies, including wet cold glue application for small batches and off-site bottling, before gearing up for production in-house.</p><p>With all the media hoopla over craft beer, it's easy to forget that original adopters like Green Man Brewery had to chart their own path. Green Man Brewery didn't have the options available to brewery owners today, such as portable packing lines, mobile canning, transparent and ultra-thin film label stocks and digital printing.</p><h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" /><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rlfd" target="_blank">Download this case study ››</a><br></h2><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Urban Chestnut: Single packaging solution fuels growth of two product lineshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/urban-chestnut-ssUrban Chestnut: Single packaging solution fuels growth of two product lines<p><img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Urban%20Chesnut%20case%20study%20image.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>Urban Chestnut’s brand is about urban sustainability. Its two locations in downtown Saint Louis are partially powered by solar panels; reuse water for cooling; and are LEED-certified. Although they primarily distribute in the Midwest market, Urban Chestnut has since expanded overseas, buying a brewery in Bavaria.</p><p>As industry experts, Urban Chestnut wanted to work with partners who would provide a high-quality, exceptional packaging solution that would meet their brand business growth objectives.</p><h2> ​<img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" /><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rkyb" target="_blank">Download this case study ››</a></h2><p>    <br> </p>
Mother's Brewing: Using mobile canning and pressure sensitive film labels for its Backyard Beer serieshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/mother's-brewing-ssMother's Brewing: Using mobile canning and pressure sensitive film labels for its Backyard Beer series<p>​<img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Mothers%20Brewing%20case%20study%20image.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:476px;height:333px;" /></p><p>Mother's Brewing Company, based in Springfield, Missouri, taps into consumers' growing thirst for specialty, flavor-driven beers with their Backyard Beer Series. Much like other craft breweries, they face a packaging dilemma: how to support the small-batch, seasonal offerings that adventurous consumers seek.   </p><p>Mobile canning makes it easier for customers to take new products to market and grow their businesses, without up-front equipment or operational hassles. Craft breweries, like Mother's Brewing Company, can then create interesting and exotic beers on an on-going basis and compete in an innovation-driven market. </p><div><h2><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/mothersbrewing" target="_blank">​<img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" />Download this case study ››</a><br></h2><br></div>
Springfield Brewing Company's secret recipe: Converting to pressure sensitive labelshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/springfield-brewing-company-ssSpringfield Brewing Company's secret recipe: Converting to pressure sensitive labels<p>​<img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Springfield%20case%20study%20image.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:570px;height:399px;" /></p><p>Springfield Brewing Company, based in Springfield, Missouri, is a pioneer in the craft beer industry. The company is large enough to have its own bottling and application equipment on-site, and use an older-model applicator to affix cut-and-stack, glue-applied paper labels to bottles. While the equipment got the job done, it created operational headaches.  </p><p>Springfield Brewing Company knew that in order to boost sales and capture more market share, they would need to streamline operations. Pressure sensitive labeling solved the sticky situations created by glue-applied labels, allowing them to expand the business even further. </p><div><h2><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rlxb" target="_blank">​<img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" />Download this case study ››</a><br></h2><br></div>
UPM Raflatac provides O-I Peldar with a custom and innovative labeling solution for their exclusive glass containershttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/O-i-peldar-ssUPM Raflatac provides O-I Peldar with a custom and innovative labeling solution for their exclusive glass containers<h2> <span aria-hidden="true"></span>It was love at first sight:  O-I Peldar glass meets UPM Raflatac label stock. </h2><p> <img src="http://internet-assets-edit.upmraflatac.group.upm.com/Content%20images%20NEWS%20n%20PUBLICATIONS/I-O-image-success-story.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:532px;" /> </p><p> <span aria-hidden="true"></span>With UPM Raflatac self-adhesive solutions, O-I Peldar has found the perfect companion to continue innovating high-quality, revolutionary designs for glass labels.</p><p>Unlike wet-glue labels, self-adhesive solutions give O-I Peldar the ability to utilize a wider range of materials and finishes – as well as a variety of label shapes and sizes – providing designers with the limitless possibilities and freedom they need to portray a brand’s image on the label. </p><h2> <img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" /><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rlvg" target="_blank">Download this case study ››</a><br></h2>
Three Olives: J.R. Cole Industries and UPM Raflatac help bottle up successful flavored vodka launchhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/three-olives-ssThree Olives: J.R. Cole Industries and UPM Raflatac help bottle up successful flavored vodka launch<p>​<img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Three%20Olives%20case%20study%20image.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:514px;height:361px;" /><br></p><p>Flavored liquors have been keeping spirits<span lang="EN-GB" style="line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">— </span>and sales<span lang="EN-GB" style="line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">—</span> high for distilleries and importers alike. When Three Olives® cherry and grape vodkas developed cult-like followings, it was an easy decision for parent company Proximo Spirits to expand its line-up of flavored vodka products. </p><p>Obviously, Three Olives<span aria-hidden="true"></span>® packaging had to reinforce its reputation as a super-premium vodka maker. The vodka line's glass bottles are tall and sinuous, etched for an arresting frosted appearance. So product labels would need to accentuate the bottles' modern, elegant lines. <br></p><div><h2><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rlv8" target="_blank">​<img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" />Download this case study ››</a><br></h2></div>
Prime Package and Label: A clear and frothy forecast innovating craft beverage labels with VANISH™ filmshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/Prime-Package-and-Label-4hands-ssPrime Package and Label: A clear and frothy forecast innovating craft beverage labels with VANISH™ films<p>​<img alt="A clear and frothy forecast: UPM Raflatac and Prime Package and Label innovate craft beverage labels with VANISH™ films" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/4%20Hands%20case%20study%20image.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:570px;height:388px;" /> <br>Prime Package and Label, LLC (PPL), a Saint Louis, Missouri-based converter, serves both ends of the market: working with large beverage manufacturers and small brands. PPL, like many other printers, is seeking to grow its craft beer business, a category currently experiencing heady, double-digit growth each year.  </p><p>Despite their bright prospects, individual brewers experience challenges when it comes to packaging and distributing their products. PPL is always looking for innovative and elegant solutions that they can introduce to potential customers. </p><h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:33px;color:#0072c6;font-family:"segoe ui semilight", "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1.46em;" /><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rlds" target="_blank">Download this case study ››</a><br></h2><p> </p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Black River Juice: Premium beverage company uses ultra-thin PET VANISH™ labels to help fuel business growthhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/Black-river-juice-ssBlack River Juice: Premium beverage company uses ultra-thin PET VANISH™ labels to help fuel business growth<p>​<img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Black%20River%20case%20study%20image.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:351px;" /></p><p>Black River Juice, the ultimate "back to the earth" organic beverage company, wanted to expand its reach in Canada and enter the U.S. and Asian markets. However, the juice industry is fiercely competitive. To spur significant sales growth and influence point-of-sales decision making, Black River Juice knew they needed a new packaging strategy.</p><div><h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" /><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/l/37222/2017-06-20/k7rlx6">Download this case study ››</a><br></h2><br></div>
Hub Labels: Introduces ultra-thin VANISH films to Jailbreak Brewing Company to help expand craft beer linehttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/hub-labels-ssHub Labels: Introduces ultra-thin VANISH films to Jailbreak Brewing Company to help expand craft beer line<p>​<img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/Jailbreak%20case%20study%20image.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:482px;height:337px;" /><br>Jailbreak Brewing Company is a production craft brewery located in Laurel, MD. Their artfully crafted beer is meant to be an escape from whatever drama is present in your life. </p><p>They don't use artificial ingredients and most of their beers are vegan and certified kosher; using mainly regional, fresh ingredients to make their beers. In addition to serving their beers to hundreds of restaurants, bars and retailers across the state, they also operate a taproom. While sampling one of the brews you can watch the brew team make the next batch of fresh Jailbreak beer. </p><h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Content%20images%20SOLUTIONS%20n%20SERVICES/AM/bluearrow1.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:35px;height:34px;" /><a href="http://go.upmraflatac.com/Jailbreak_Brewing_story" target="_blank">Download this case study ››</a><br></h2><p><br></p><p> </p>
Lambrusco di Modena Bio: A design in harmony with naturehttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/lambrusco-di-modena-bio-wine-2017-9Lambrusco di Modena Bio: A design in harmony with nature<p>​Lambrusco di Modena Bio was created by one of the biggest players in the Italian retail market – a historical brand that is the standard-bearer for Modena Lambrusco – in response to huge growth in recent years in the organic sector. The number of Italian consumers who drink organic wine has almost doubled in the last two years, with over 10 million people favouring the naturalness and quality of organic products. This success is not confined to Italy, and it continues to increase.</p><p> <img src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Cavicchioli-Bio-sustainable-wine-label.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 0px;" /> </p><p>The<strong> Officina Grafica di Firenze </strong>design agency was commissioned to create a graphic design, with precise instruction to highlight the organic product’s naturalness while maintaining its position as a premium product. </p><p>“The circular front label design symbolizes the unending harmony of nature’s continual lifecycle. It represents perfection, completeness, a union of living entities,” explains <strong>Vincenzo Maccarrone</strong>, co-founder of the design agency.</p><p>The final draft of the design was guided by the necessity to perfectly combine aesthetics, materials and eco-compatibility. To meet these criteria, a high-quality, sustainable label paper that would give the product a natural feel and engage the sense of touch was chosen. <strong>UPM Raflatac’s </strong>‘<em>Fleur de Coton White WSA-FSC’ </em>proved the perfect match on looks, texture and environmental credentials. </p><p> <strong>Juliagraf </strong>printed the labels using offset printing technology, gold foil and a tactile varnish. The final product is a bottle that makes a big impact on the shelves.</p><h2>FSC<sup>®</sup> and RafCycle<sup>®</sup> logos certify sustainable origins and endings</h2><p>The Fleur de Coton White WSA-FSC label material is FSC-certified as proof of sourcing from sustainably managed forests. Having the FSC logo makes the wine even more attractive and captures the attention of anyone who sees it.</p><p>Furthermore, the RafCycle logo signifies partnership in UPM Raflatac’s <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/sustainability/sustainable-label-solutions/rafcycle">RafCycle recycling program</a>. RafCycle takes labelling by-products recovered during the lifecycle of self-adhesive label stock, such as glassine paper liner waste from label conversion, and gives them a new life as composite material, new paper or energy.</p><p>Having both these logos on the bottle helps wineries communicate their commitment to sustainability – a clear advantage considering growing environmental awareness among consumers.</p><p> <img alt="Cavicchioli-figli-wine-bottle-labels" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Cavicchioli-Bio-front-back-labels.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p> <strong>Client:</strong> Umberto Cavicchioli & Figli<br><strong>Creative agency: </strong> <a href="http://www.officinagrafica.com/" target="_blank">Officina Grafica s.r.l.</a><br><strong>Printing house:</strong><a href="https://juliagraf-group.com/" target="_blank">Juliagraf</a></p>
Stardust: Stellar choice for a Balkan winehttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/stardust-wine-bottle-labelsStardust: Stellar choice for a Balkan wine<p>​“I needed a memorable word and a story to tell with my label. ‘Stardust’ was the choice of my heart and intuition, and that’s how it all started,” describes an award winning label designer <strong>Jordan Jelev </strong>the brand creation for a range of Balkan wines produced by the <strong>Ezimit Vino </strong>winery. The new brand design would help determine the success of a dozen red and white wines based on grape varieties ideally suited to the local microclimate, from cabernet sauvignon and merlot to chardonnay and sauvignon blanc.</p><p> <img alt="Stardust wine bottle labels | UPM Raflatac " src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Stardust.jpg" style="margin:5px 0px;" /> </p><p>“The label is a metaphor, where the stardust is the magic of wishes, emotions and dreams. The wine in the bottle inspires such feelings so they come true in the imagination,” Jelev explains. “Initially I designed the label with a seven beamed star. The brand owner asked me to make the beams eight, because this is the national star of Macedonia – a good idea and excellent example of collaboration.”</p><p>Jelev selected the appropriately named <em>Silver Orion WSA </em>label face for the project, attracted by the finely embossed, silver-coated finish. Different hot foils and raised partial varnish were used to enhance the visual impact of the labels, which are digitally printed on an HP Indigo press by label specialist <strong>Kartner-M</strong> in Skopie.</p><p>“UPM Raflatac’s Silver Orion WSA is as stellar as the project demanded. Its elegant pearl-shine finish with very fine embossing was perfect for my idea to use solid background colors for the reds in the range. Silver Orion was also an amazing choice to preserve the natural look of the paper for the Stardust whites.”</p><p> <img alt="Silver Orion WSA label face material | UPM Raflatac" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Stardust3.jpg" style="margin:5px 0px;" /> </p><p> <img alt="Wine labels for red and white wines " src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2017/Stardust10.jpg" style="margin:5px 0px;" /> </p><p> <strong>Client</strong>: <a href="http://ezimitvino.com.mk/about-us/" target="_blank">Ezimit Vino winery</a><br><strong>Creative agency</strong>: <a href="http://www.thelabelmaker.eu/" target="_blank">Jordan Jelev, the Labelmaker</a><br><strong>Printing house</strong>: <a href="http://kartner-m.mk/en/" target="_blank">Kartner-M</a></p><p> </p>
Cielo e Terra: Assessing environmental impacts of wine bottleshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/na/en/news/details/cielo-e-terra-and-upm-raflatac-cooperate-on-lifecycle-assesmentCielo e Terra: Assessing environmental impacts of wine bottles<p>UPM Raflatac has cooperated with leading Italian wine producer Cielo e Terra on a life-cycle assessment (LCA) to study the environmental impacts of wine bottles. The comprehensive study took into account the full life cycle of the wine bottle and related packaging elements, and was performed in accordance with ISO 14040/44 standards. The study will be presented in a congress organised in connection to Vinitaly, international exhibition on wine and spirits, on 12th April 2016.</p><p><img alt="UPM Raflatac cooperates with Italian wine producer Cielo e Terra on lifecycle assessment" src="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2016/UPM-Raflatac-Cielo-e-Terra-Freschello-Rosso-Vivo-w570px.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p>“Our aim is to better understand the environmental impacts related to our products and, together with our suppliers, find new ways to reduce them. The impacts of our recent investments in renewable energy are clearly visible in the results of the LCA study,” says <strong>Giampietro Povolo</strong>, Finance and Operation Manager, Cielo e Terra. “When comparing the years before and after the investments, we can identify reductions in greenhouse gas emissions of 10% and water consumption of 24% during the life cycle of a wine bottle.”</p><p>The LCA demonstrated that glass production has the most significant environmental impact in the wine bottle product life cycle. Energy and fuels used on site, as well as secondary and tertiary packaging such as boxes, pallets and plastic wrapping, are also significant for a number of life-cycle impact categories.</p><p>Corporate social responsibility has long been an important focus for Cielo e Terra, and the company already prints a significant proportion of its labels on UPM Raflatac’s FSC<sup>TM</sup> and PEFC<sup>TM</sup>-certified materials, sourced from sustainably managed forests. Cielo e Terra also participates in UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle programme, where the discarded glassine backing paper from the label application process is collected and recycled into new paper at UPM Raflatac’s specialist Plattling mill in Germany.</p><p>“Our cooperation with Cielo e Terra in sustainability topics began with the RafCycle programme in 2013, says <strong>Stefano Pistoni</strong>, End-Use Manager, Wine and Spirits at UPM Raflatac EMEIA. “The joint LCA study is a natural continuation of this dialogue and a unique example of how a label producer and wine bottler can work together on sustainability topics.”</p><p> <strong>For further information please contact:</strong><br>Stefano Pistoni, End-Use Manager, Wine & Spirits, UPM Raflatac EMEIA</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Read more:</strong></p><ul><li> <a href="http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/product-ranges-and-services/labellife">Make sustainable choices based on the most comprehensive lifecycle assesment in the industry</a></li></ul><p> </p>

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