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Which UPM Raflatac label material is the best match for each container? Drag and drop the product names into the corresponding area under each container and test your knowledge!
  • VANISH™
  • PP
  • Raflex Pro
  • Raflex MDO
  • PE
    • Conditioner
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    • Shampoo
      Product Name
    • Face cream
      Product Name
    • Hair gel
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    • Hand cream
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    VANISH™
    Why? Rigid containers have stiff walls, and are not flexible at all when handled. The labelling surface must be flat or only simple curves in one dimension are allowed. The key requirement for rigid film materials is to integrate seamlessly on this substrate and provide optimal no-label look.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: VANISH™, PP Clear or PP White.
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    PP
    Why? Rigid film materials integrate seamlessly on this substrate and provide optimal no-label look.

    Things to consider: Although VANISH™ is thinner than PP films, still provides no-label look.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: VANISH™, PP Clear or PP White.
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    Raflex Pro
    Why not? This product offers conformability which is not required on rigid containers, but PP or VANISH™ are the preferred options.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: VANISH™, PP Clear or PP White.
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    Raflex MDO
    Why not? This product offers conformability which is not required on rigid containers, but PP or VANISH™ are the preferred options.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: VANISH™, PP Clear or PP White.
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    PE
    Why not? This product offers squeezability which is not required on rigid containers, but PP or VANISH™ are the preferred options.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: VANISH™, PP Clear or PP White.
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    VANISH™
    Why? Rigid film materials integrate seamlessly on this substrate and provide optimal no-label look.

    Label must be sized so it can be placed between the curves at the top and bottom of the bottle in order to avoid long-term lifting and darting. Rigid films will not conform to curvatures.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: VANISH™, PP Clear or PP White.
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    PP
    Why? Typical rigid containers have stiff walls, are not flexible at all when handled. They usually have simple curves only. The key requirement for rigid film materials is to integrate seamlessly on this substrate and provide optimal no-label look.

    Label must be sized so it can be placed between the curves at the top and bottom of the bottle in order to avoid long-term lifting and darting. Rigid films will not conform to curvatures.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: VANISH™, PP Clear or PP White.
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    Raflex Pro
    Why not? This product offers conformability which is not required on rigid containers, but PP or VANISH™ are the preferred options.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: VANISH™, PP Clear or PP White.
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    Raflex MDO
    Why not? This product offers conformability which is not required on rigid containers, but PP or VANISH™ are the preferred options.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: VANISH™, PP Clear or PP White.
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    PE
    Why not? This product offers squeezability which is not required on rigid containers, but PP or VANISH™ are the preferred options.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: VANISH™, PP Clear or PP White.
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    VANISH™
    Why not? Rigid films like VANISH™ cannot withstand a high number of squeezes or conform to contoured or fully squeezable containers without dimensionally distorting. This can lead to warped print and graphics, label creasing and edge-lifting.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: Raflex PRO

    Other feasible alternatives: Raflex MDO, PE depending on the container material and the label shape.
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    PP
    Why not? Rigid films like PP cannot withstand a high number of squeezes or conform to contoured or fully squeezable containers without dimensionally distorting. This can lead to warped print and graphics, label creasing and edge-lifting.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: Raflex PRO

    Other feasible alternatives: Raflex MDO, PE depending on the container material and the label shape.
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    Raflex Pro
    Why? This is a typical example of an application where PP is too rigid as a degree of conformability and semi-squeezability is required.

    Standard shampoo bottles typically contain low viscosity liquids and have a fairly flat labelling panel (in the front). Labels for these containers must have semi-squeezable properties combining the no-label look possibility. Raflex PRO is a perfect fit to help prevent creasing and bubbling due to its conformability.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: Raflex PRO

    Other feasible alternatives: Raflex MDO, PE depending on the container material and the label shape.
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    Raflex MDO
    Why? This is a typical example of an application where PP is too rigid as a degree of conformability and semi-squeezability is required.

    Standard shampoo bottles typically contain low viscosity liquids and have a fairly flat labelling panel (in the front). Labels for these containers must have semi-squeezable properties combining the no-label look possibility. Raflex MDO is a perfect fit to help prevent creasing and bubbling due to its conformability.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: Raflex PRO

    Other feasible alternatives: Raflex MDO, PE depending on the container material and the label shape.
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    PE
    Why? PE is a possible alternative, but not the prefered choice especially if high transparency is required.

    Raflex PRO or MDO are the preferred solutions as they combine semi-squeezability and no-label look.
    For this container type, we would recommend the following materials: Raflex PRO

    Other feasible alternatives: Raflex MDO, PE depending on the container material and the label shape.
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    VANISH™
    Why not? Rigid films like VANISH™ cannot withstand a high number of squeezes or conform to contoured or fully squeezable containers without dimensionally distorting. This can lead to warped print and graphics, label creasing and edge-lifting.
    For this container type, we would recommend: Raflex MDO materials.
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    PP
    Why not? Rigid films like PP cannot withstand a high number of squeezes or conform to contoured or fully squeezable containers without dimensionally distorting. This can lead to warped print and graphics, label creasing and edge-lifting.
    For this container type, we would recommend: Raflex MDO materials.
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    Raflex Pro
    Why not? Bottles like this feature a compound curve and also require full wall-to-wall squeezability based on the types of liquids they normally contain. The difference here is that a full squeeze is needed at the bottom of the bottle where the curve is wider. Raflex PRO will cause long-term label darting and edge-lifting.
    For this container type, we would recommend: Raflex MDO materials.
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    Raflex MDO
    Why? Containers like this feature a compound curve and also require wall-to-wall squeezability based on the types of liquids they normally contain. Typical example is hair conditioner containers, that are made of HDPE and are wall-to-wall squeezable due to the higher viscosity of the product.

    Typical example is a tottle, which is wider at the bottom. Full squeeze is needed at the bottom where the curve is wider. Compound two or three dimensional curves require high material flexibility.
    For this container type, we would recommend: Raflex MDO materials.
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    PE
    Why not? PE is a possible alternative, but not the prefered choice especially if high transparency is required.

    Raflex PRO or MDO are the preferred solutions as they combine semi-squeezability and no-label look.
    For this container type, we would recommend: Raflex MDO materials.
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    VANISH™
    Why not? Rigid films like VANISH™ cannot withstand a high number of squeezes or conform to contoured or fully squeezable containers without dimensionally distorting. This can lead to warped print and graphics, label creasing and edge-lifting.
    For this container type, we would recommend: PE 85.
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    PP
    Why not? Rigid films like PP cannot withstand a high number of squeezes or conform to contoured or fully squeezable containers without dimensionally distorting. This can lead to warped print and graphics, label creasing and edge-lifting.
    For this container type, we would recommend: PE 85.
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    Raflex Pro
    Why not? Due to the unique challenges of tube labeling Raflex PRO may not provide the high level of conformability needed for these fully squeezable containers.
    For this container type, we would recommend: PE 85.
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    Raflex MDO
    Why not? Due to the unique challenges of tube labeling Raflex MDO may not provide the high level of conformability needed for these fully squeezable containers.
    For this container type, we would recommend: PE 85.
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    PE
    Why? Tube labelling can present its own unique challenges and tube labels must have the highest flexibility and be fully squeezable.

    PE materials are highly robust, fully flexible and conformable, and will endure the heaviest of wall-to-wall squeezes.
    For this container type, we would recommend: PE 85.
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