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New Raflatac plant

March 25, 2008

New Raflatac plant
now fully operational
UPM Raflatac’s new special products coating line at the Tampere factory in Finland is now fully operational and delivering self-adhesive label materials to label converters. The design of the new coating line is based on UPM Raflatac’s proprietary technology with special emphasis on versatility in terms of production technologies and cleanliness in production.
“In a large and diverse market like Europe there will always be a need for label solutions customized for special applications,” says Jan-Erik Forsström, senior vice president, Europe. “Our investment in new technology, quality development and competence demonstrates UPM Raflatac’s commitment to being a strong player in the future development of special products.”
The investment is part of UPM Raflatac’s long-term investment program, which strengthens the company’s position in an expanding pressure sensitives market. UPM Raflatac has also reinforced its special products development organization and team of technical experts. “We collaborate closely with our customers when developing solutions for entirely new or particularly demanding applications. Our technical experts play a vital role in this work,” comments Arto Tuomi, general manager, special business, Europe.
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