UPM Raflatac opens new factory for specialty labelstock products in Fletcher, North Carolina, USA

(UPM, Helsinki, April 27, 2012) – UPM Raflatac announces the opening of its new specialty products factory in Fletcher, North Carolina. The facility, which began full-scale production in April 2012, will provide UPM Raflatac with the expertise, narrow-web coating capabilities and capacity to develop specialty labelstock solutions for demanding end-uses and allow the company to deliver on its promise of becoming a full product line supplier to its diverse industry customer base.

The specialty products factory will supply labelstock products for end-uses such as security, pharmaceutical, food, tire and durables labeling and ultra removable applications; provide coat-to-order services; and run small orders. This factory is located just a few miles from UPM Raflatac’s existing labelstock manufacturing facility in Mills River, North Carolina, allowing the company to streamline its logistics processes, accelerating production and order delivery.

“With our new label solutions center, UPM Raflatac achieves its vision of offering a full range of standard Prime, VIP and Specials products to our customers,” says Jouko Lähepelto, Senior Vice President, Americas & Asia Pacific, UPM Raflatac. “We can now provide labelstock converters with the industry know-how and production tools they need to supply specialty products to market-leading brand owners.”

For further information please contact:

Mr. Jouko Lähepelto, Senior Vice President, Americas and Asia Pacific, UPM Raflatac Tel. +1-828-275-0243

Mr. Jean-Marc Borel, Specials Business Director, Americas, UPM Raflatac Tel. +1-514-867-4945

 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. UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 13 factories on six continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs 2,400 people and made sales of over USD 1.6 billion (EUR 1.1 billion) in 2011. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.

In North America, UPM Raflatac currently operates labelstock factories in Fletcher, North Carolina, USA; Mills River, North Carolina, USA and Dixon, Illinois, USA. The company operates slitting and distribution terminals in Ontario, California, USA; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Mexico City, Mexico. In addition, there is a sales office in Ville Mont-Royal, Quebec, Canada. UPM Raflatac’s service network in South America comprises of a labelstock factory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and slitting and distribution terminals in Jaguariúna, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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