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UPM Raflatac introduces new FDA-approved facestock

August 27, 2013

RH04FG is a hotmelt adhesive approved for direct contact with fruit and vegetable skin.

UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of RH04FG, a hotmelt adhesive that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for direct contact with fruit and vegetable skin.

According to the company, RH04FG offers high initial tack, securely affixing labels to all fruits and vegetables while increasing automated labeling accuracy. Currently, this adhesive is paired with Foodgloss OBA, an FDA-approved lightweight glossy paper that is optical brightening agent-free.

“We’re pleased to offer a unique fruit and vegetable labeling solution that goes the extra mile to increase customer confidence,” says Jean-Marc Borel, specials business director, Americas. “Both the facestock and adhesive meet tough FDA requirements for direct contact with raw fruits and vegetables.”

Foodgloss OBA and RH04FG meet FDA requirements 21 CFR 176.170 and 176.180 for facestocks and 21 CFR 175.125(b)(2) for adhesives.

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