The company’s thinner and lighter film materials reduce the use of raw materials. The UPM Raflatac PP Lite range combines a lighter face material, a lower coat-weight adhesive and a lighter backing, which makes them lightweight and optimizes the use of raw materials and resources. Ultrathin UPM Raflatac Vanish PCR labels are another good example, featuring 90% recycled content face and liners.
The company optimizes the recycling process of plastic packages by ensuring that labels can be easily removed. UPM Raflatac wash-off adhesive is an excellent way to enable the recyclability of PET containers. Turning waste into a resource is a key concept in the circular economy and an important part of UPM Raflatac’s approach to sustainability. The RafCycle by UPM Raflatac recycling program supports this by offering a new life for label waste.
In addition, UPM Raflatac helps to reduce the use of fossil raw materials by offering renewable options such as certified materials and other bio-based alternatives. UPM Raflatac’s new Forest Film is the industry’s first wood-based polypropylene film material, the company says. Another labeling material that is being showcased at the exhibition is UPM Raflatac Fossil-Free Adhesive – a renewable multi-purpose product, which together with other responsibly sourced label materials, like the forest positive UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+, forms a comprehensive solution, making each layer of labeling even more sustainable.