UPM Raflatac announces the opening of its new specialty products factory in Fletcher, NC, USA. The facility, which began full-scale production in April 2012, will provide UPM Raflatac with the expertise, narrow web coating capabilities and capacity to develop specialty labelstock products for demanding end-uses. Furthermore, it will allow the company to deliver on its promise of becoming a full product line supplier to its diverse industry customer base.
The specialty products factory will supply labelstock products for end-uses such as security, pharmaceutical, food, tire and durables labeling and ultra removable applications; provide coat-to-order services; and run small orders. This factory is located just a few miles from UPM Raflatac’s existing labelstock manufacturing facility in Mills River, NC, which will enable the company to streamline its logistics processes, accelerating production and order delivery.
“With our new label solutions center, UPM Raflatac achieves its vision of offering a full range of standard Prime, VIP and Specials products to our customers,” says Jouko Lähepelto, senior vice president, Americas & Asia Pacific, UPM Raflatac. “We can now provide labelstock converters with the industry know-how and production tools they need to supply specialty products to market-leading brand owners.”