Under the theme “Take the label to the limit,” UPM Raflatac highlighted thinner and higher performance materials, such as its expanded ProLiner PP30 product family, which now includes a filmic face for food applications. Also introduced was Retail Eco SWP for self-service weigh-price labeling. New materials for pharmaceutical, tire labeling and security labeling also were unveiled.
Committed to designing products with sustainable lifecycles, reducing waste, sourcing raw materials responsibly and offering recycling options, UPM Raflatac educated attendees on RafCycle, which now incorporates several ways to give film and paper liners and other labeling byproducts a second life as an alternative to landfill or incineration. The company is also continually expanding a range of FSC certified products, the latest including the FSC-certified wine range and high-volume Raflabrite FSC paper faces.
UPM Raflatac is present at the Digital Print Workshops, demonstrating a new labelstock printed on a UV inkjet press. Optimum Extra is a range of mid-gloss papers targeted at HP Indigo and UV inkjet digital presses.
The company’s new website for label and packaging designers, prolabelstudio.com, allows designers to browse label face materials and renders previews of the selected materials on different packaging. The tool also introduces a range of prototype materials that offer fresh combinations of color and texture to create innovative labels.