UPM's label papers on show at Labelexpo Europe

(UPM, Helsinki, 23rd September 2009) – UPM, one of the world's leading paper producers, presents its comprehensive paper range for the labelling industry at Labelexpo Europe 2009. UPM is a leading supplier of both label face and release base papers.

UPM offers a variety of options for pressure sensitive and conventional labelling. UPM's C1S (one side coated), WFU and WFC (woodfree uncoated and coated) face papers are used successfully in self-adhesive laminating, converting, printing and labelling applications. In base papers the range consists of glassines as well as SCK (supercalendered kraft) and CCK (clay coated kraft) types of release liners, including good solutions for two-sided tapes.

"UPM's face and base papers have an excellent quality consistency, optimal surface properties and runnability. That's why they give the high performance throughout our customers' converting process", says Antti Heimola, UPM's Product Manager for label papers.

UPM is strongly committed to continuous improvement in economic, social and environmental performance. The manufacturing processes are continuously improved to ensure the lowest possible environmental footprint of the high quality paper.

During the Labelexpo Europe 2009, UPM will present its high environmental performance at the Green Park showcase area. The company demonstrates the most sustainable raw-material for labels – Paper.

New innovative paper products

In this year's label show, UPM especially highlights its latest innovations for product labelling and variable information printing as well as backing materials for graphic art and tape end-uses.

UPM LabelCoat lux is a woodfree, one side coated paper, with improved whiteness for product and information labelling. UPM LabelCoat lux performs well in varying climate conditions with excellent surface characteristics. Manufactured according to strict quality standards this grade has great printability and runnability properties. It is the basic face paper for the food and pharmaceutical industry suitable for both product and information labelling.

UPM LabelCoat pro is a woodfree, one side coated paper with improved printability and visual appearance, especially developed for self adhesive labelling. Being online calendered this grade has great printability and runnability properties. It is the basic face paper for the food and pharmaceutical industry suitable for both product and information labelling.

UPM CCK is a bulky, machine finished release liner. This woodfree clay coated kraft is a one side coated grade. Characteristic properties for CCK base papers are good silicone holdout, dimensional stability and lay-flatness. The new heavier grades in CCK product range can be used as backing material for self-adhesive graphic arts. The clay coated grades are suitable for solventless and solventbased siliconizing. The backside can be printed and it is suitable for PE-coating.

UPM Topaz duo is a tailor-made solution with enhanced back-side properties for two-sided tapes. This glassine provides a stable and easily controllable release performance. The typical features of glassine like strength, uniformity, purity and release stability are highly appreciated also by the diverse world of tapes and other technical end-use areas.

For further information, please contact:
Heikki Hyvärinen, Sales Operations Director for label papers, Tel. +358 40 573 0681
Antti Heimola, Product Manager for label papers, Tel. +358 40 5129009