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UPM Raflatac introduces Thin Range substrates

September 24, 2009

Paired with thin liners, the materials contain more labels per roll and reduced overall weight.

UPM Raflatac presented a new range of thin paper and film products at Labelexpo Europe 2009. The Thin Range comprises 10 thinner labelstocks providing the opportunity to switch to longer roll lengths for fewer roll changes and more labels per roll. The Thin Range offers combinations with a new PP30 liner for major applications such as food, retail and logistics. Substrates with the PP30 liner offer more labels per roll, a reduced material weight, and more options to liner recycling. In addition, the company says, it features moisture resistance and greater tensile strength, both on press and during dispensing.

For beverage and home personal care labeling, the Thin Range offers a competitive PET25 liner in place of a standard paper liner with PE and PP faces. PET25 provides an improved adhesive profile which gives even PE a clearer appearance.

UPM Raflatac has recently introduced significant structural changes in Europe and invested in new production and distribution capacity to strengthen its service coverage in growing label markets in Eastern Europe. A new slitting and distribution terminal has been opened in St Petersburg, Russia, positioning UPM Raflatac as the first labelstock producer with its own distribution in Russia. A new distribution terminal will also open in Istanbul, Turkey, in the beginning of 2010. A new production and logistics center was opened in Poland in May 2009.

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