UPM Raflatac launches new shipment within 48 hours service for a wide selection of RFID products

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 8 January 2009) – UPM Raflatac has enhanced its service level with a promise to ship a wide selection of RFID tags and inlays in its product offering to customers within 48 hours of order. As the number of new RFID implementations continues to grow on a global scale, availability of tags and inlays is increasingly important.

With UPM Raflatac's new service, companies can rely on rapid deliveries for their current and upcoming RFID implementations. "As a concrete benefit, our customers don't have to worry about tying up too much capital for storing large amounts of RFID tags. Instead they can rely on the availability of UPM Raflatac's RFID products based on occurring needs," says Marcus Vaenerberg, Vice President, Sales, UPM Raflatac, RFID.

In late 2008, UPM Raflatac strengthened its position as the leading manufacturer of RFID tags and inlays globally by opening a new production facility in China. "With production on three continents, Asia, North America and Europe, we are able to provide our customers with the best possible service level on a remarkably short notice," Vaenerberg highlights.

Complete and up-to-date information about products included in the shipment within 48 hours service is available at www.upmraflatac.com.

For further information, please contact:
Mr Marcus Vaenerberg, Vice President, Sales, RFID, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 40 555 8693

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 14 factories on five continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs 2,700 people and made sales of approximately EUR 1 billion (USD 1.4 billion) in 2007. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.