26 June 2019

UPM Raflatac to showcase sustainable labeling solutions

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UPM Raflatac will showcase its sustainable labeling solutions for various end uses which help printers and brand owners to reduce, recycle and renew, at Labelexpo Europe 2019.

By reducing the use of raw materials, the company offers thinner and lighter films. UPM Raflatac PP Lite range combines a lighter face material, a lower coat-weight adhesive, and a lighter backing. This makes them incredibly lightweight and optimizes the use of raw materials and resources.

Ultrathin UPM Raflatac Vanish™ PCR labels are also a good example, featuring 90% recycled content face and liners. The company optimizes the recycling process of plastic packages by ensuring that labels can be easily removed. UPM Raflatac wash-off adhesives enable the recyclability of PET containers.

Turning waste into a resource is a key concept in the circular economy and an important part of UPM Raflatac’s approach to sustainability. The RafCycle® by UPM Raflatac recycling programme supports this by offering a new life for label waste. In addition, UPM Raflatac helps to reduce the use of fossil raw materials by offering renewable options, such as certified materials and other bio-based alternatives.

Good examples are the forest positive UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+ product range which is 20% more carbon positive compared to standard labels and UPM Raflatac Forest Film™, a new wood-based polypropylene film material.