UPM Raflatac at Labelexpo India: faster delivery and new product innovations

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 8 December 2010) – Under the theme ‘Think Label’ at this year's Labelexpo India, UPM Raflatac is highlighting the expanding range of advanced label materials which combine performance, eco-friendliness and economy with uncompromising quality. In addition to the newly launched RP 31 Purus adhesive and other solutions for pharmaceuticals labelling, UPM Raflatac is presenting several product innovations for textile, beverage and cosmetics labelling.

RP 31 Purus for pharmaceutical performance

As the Indian pharmaceutical companies are fast expanding their global presence, UPM Raflatac is committed to helping them satisfy the specific needs and the strictest requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. The latest introduction for the Indian market is RP 31 Purus, a new non-migrating, proprietary adhesive, which provides uncompromising adhesion and environmental resistance. RP 31 Purus is suitable for the most demanding pharmaceutical applications, including products with small diameters and curved surfaces. Moreover, it performs equally well on different labelling substrates – from PP, PE and glass to low-density polyethylene which is used especially in squeezable nose or eye drop containers.

Fast delivery from the new terminal in Southern India

UPM Raflatac's brand new slitting and distribution terminal in Bangalore, India has got off to an excellent start since opening in June. The Bangalore terminal supplies film and paper labelstock products to customers in Southern India, a market that is growing at 15-20% a year. "Our customers have been pleased with the faster delivery of a wider range of products for the local market," says Ilkka Ylipoti, Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac Asia Pacific. The Bangalore terminal complements UPM Raflatac’s logistics network in Southeast Asia and South Asia, comprising a labelstock factory in Johor, Malaysia and terminals in Jakarta in Indonesia, Bangkok, Thailand and Mumbai, India.

For further information, please contact:
Mr Ilkka Ylipoti, Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac Asia Pacific, tel. +86 136 0187 2112

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About UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac, part of UPM’s Engineered Materials business group, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials and the world’s number one producer of HF and UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 13 factories on five continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs 2,600 people and made sales of approximately EUR 0.95 billion (USD 1.3 billion) in 2009. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.