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UPM Raflatac to showcase their sustainability innovations in a multi-sensory experience at Labelexpo 2022

Press Release 9.8.2022 18:30 EEST

UPM Raflatac to showcase their sustainability innovations in a multi-sensory experience at Labelexpo 2022

UPM Raflatac, a global supplier of innovative and sustainable labeling materials, announces their participation in Labelexpo 2022 in Chicago. They will exhibit their latest pressure-sensitive labeling innovations and immerse their booth visitors in a multi-sensory forest experience, featuring their sustainable labeling solutions.

“We are very excited to see the industry once again come together under one roof, where we can exchange ideas and continue to collaborate with our customers, suppliers and technology partners. We believe that with proactive communications and strong collaboration through the entire value chain, we can ensure the robustness of our industry’s supply chain and continued attractiveness and reliability for our end-use partners,” stated Tim Kirchen, Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac, Americas.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to examine UPM Raflatac’s sustainable labeling materials as they learn how to help brands Make the Switch to more sustainable alternatives and Close the Loop for the circular economy.

As part of UPM Raflatac’s multi-sensory booth experience, attendees will be able to see and feel the following:

  • The latest innovation, The Ocean Action Label, made from ocean bound plastic waste
  • Sustainable films, including UPM Raflatac Forest Film™, PP PCR and PET PCR materials
  • UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+, verified by the Carbon Trust to help mitigate climate change and selected products certified as CarbonNeutral®*
  • Renewal® Hemp material made with FSC certified paper and recycled fibers
  • All while surrounded by the sights and sounds of a sustainably managed forest.

In addition, UPM Raflatac will exhibit their OptiCut™ linerless materials, which are certified as CarbonNeutral®*, and their Print-on-demand and Digital Labeling Solutions for digital printing systems.

Attendees can also receive in-booth demonstrations of the MyRaflatac customer portal. UPM Raflatac will reveal the portal’s newest capabilities during the expo.
        
To support knowledge exchange in the industry, Bruce Ruppert, UPM Raflatac’s Product Development Manager, will present as part of Labelexpo’s Label Materials Master Class. Ruppert will speak on the topic of release liner substrates. His presentation takes place on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 9:50 a.m. in Room 4 of the conference center.

Labelexpo 2022 takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, between 13-15 September.

To download UPM Raflatac brand/product images, please click here.

*UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+ is the world’s first label material verified by the Carbon Trust to help mitigate climate change. Compared to the company’s standard range, RAFNXT+ helps companies to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate climate change. This calculation model is verified by the Carbon Trust and is in accordance to international greenhouse gas accounting standard PAS 2050. Selected RAFNXT+ label materials are also available as CarbonNeutral® certified by Climate Impact Partners in accordance with the CarbonNeutral Protocol.

For more information, please contact:

Stephen Abel
Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.00 ET
tel. +1 828-290-4954
Stephen.Abel@upmraflatac.com

UPM Media Relations
Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 EET
tel. +358 40 588 3284
media@upm.com

UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is leading in sustainable labeling through our innovative self-adhesive label materials and services. We offer high-quality paper and film label stock for branding and promotion, informational labels, and labels with functionality. We operate a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. Our company employs around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.7 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2021. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM. Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at www.upmraflatac.com.

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UPM
We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As the industry leader in responsibility, we are committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. We employ 17,000 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 9.8 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils. www.upm.com

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