Their main raw material is UPM BioVerno naphtha, a renewable component for replacing fossil based raw materials with sustainably sourced renewable feedstock.
Forest Film is the first wood-based polypropylene film label material on the market, UPM Raflatac says. Meanwhile, Fossil-Free Adhesive RP48 is a renewable multipurpose solution. Together with other responsibly sourced label materials like the forest positive UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+, this adhesive forms a comprehensive solution making each layer of labeling even more sustainable.
Both Forest Film and Fossil-Free Adhesive are drop-in solutions so they do not require any changes in production processes and can smoothly replace traditional fossil-based options.These products combine the circular economy with renewable bioeconomy – one ton of fossil raw material can now be replaced with one ton of renewable raw material.
“With these product innovations, we are taking a big step forward on our journey towards labeling a smarter future beyond fossils. By choosing our renewable labeling materials brands can move even further in their quest to use more renewable packaging. Furthermore, these materials are identical in quality and performance to conventional fossil-based materials and an easy way to add the final touch to a sustainable package,” explains Oona Koski, sustainability manager at UPM Raflatac.
UPM Raflatac is emphasizing the use of sustainable raw materials to create new products and services based on wood fiber, biomolecules, residues and side streams.
“The main raw material of these products is UPM BioVerno naphtha made from tall oil, a residue of pulp production. They are a great example of new product innovations orginating from sustainably managed forests and concrete steps towards a future beyond fossils,” explains Panu Routasalo, vice president, UPM Biofuels.