New UPM Raflatac special products coating line fully operational in Europe

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, January 18, 2008 at 13.00) – UPM Raflatac's new special products coating line at the Tampere factory in Finland is now fully operational and delivering high-quality 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 programme, 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.

For further information please contact:
Mr Jan-Erik Forsström, Senior Vice President, Europe, UPM Raflatac, mobile +358 40 502 9412
Mr Arto Tuomi, General Manager, Special Business, Europe, UPM Raflatac, mobile +358 40 501 6774


About UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is a world-leading supplier of self-adhesive label materials for a wide variety of needs in product and information labelling. In addition, the company is at the global forefront in the development and high-volume production of HF and UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. UPM Raflatac, which forms the Label Division of UPM, has around 2,500 employees and made sales of approximately EUR 1 billion in 2006. The company has a global service network consisting of 11 factories on five continents and a broad network of distribution and slitting terminals and sales offices worldwide. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.