UPM Raflatac's new conformable film combines the best features of PP and PE in a single material

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 25 November 2016 at 09:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac is launching Raflex PRO, an advanced new flexible film offering high transparency for contoured and shaped containers. This versatile material joins the Raflex family of conformable films alongside Raflex MDO, a high-performance and eco-designed solution for squeezable containers that have previously been reliant on polyethylene (PE) labeling materials.

Traditionally there have been two film labeling options: PE offering flexibility for squeezable bottles, and polypropylene (PP) providing transparency and gloss for rigid containers. While both films provide significant advantages over paper label faces, their very different properties often mean a compromise is needed. Raflex films have been developed to offer the benefits of both films in a single material, providing both flexibility and transparency for a variety of containers.

For applications where PP would be too rigid, Raflex PRO gives a high-quality, no-label look, combining an ultra-clear finish with good conformability on contoured and semi-squeezable containers. It is ideal for home and personal care, food, and beverage applications, offering chemical resistance and stability even in challenging conditions. Raflex PRO is just as thin and light as PP and supports good print results even without a topcoat.

Find out more about the Raflex family of conformable films

High-resolution photos of can be downloaded at UPM image gallery.

For further information please contact:
Päivi Knihti, Segment Manager - Films, UPM Raflatac, EMEIA tel. +358 2041 68 395

UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials. We supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.

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Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - www.upm.com

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