UPM Raflatac ready to launch a new era in labelling

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, November 28, 2007) – UPM Raflatac's mission in Asia 'The Label for a New Era' is also the company's theme at this year's Labelexpo Asia. Through an expanding production capacity and industry-leading supply chain, UPM Raflatac is offering an increasingly diverse product range to the Asian market and launching a new era in labelling.

At the show, the focus will be on the US$40 million label materials factory that started operations in the spring 2007 in Changshu, China and the benefits to customers. Using the most advanced process management and technology available, the factory offers customers an extended product range including label materials with UPM Raflatac’s proprietary removable adhesives. In addition to paper products, the factory produces film label materials, which are gaining popularity throughout Asia.

UPM Raflatac will also showcase a versatile film labelstock portfolio including PP Clear TC 50 for the clear-on-clear look and the revolutionary Raflex Plus created especially for the beverage and personal care industries. Ongoing efforts to develop thinner, clearer and cleaner films will be highlighted, too. In addition, UPM Raflatac will present a range of tyre and removable labels as well as an expanding range of HF and UHF RFID tags and inlays.

UPM Raflatac has in recent months significantly expanded its operations in the Asia-Pacific labelling business. In addition to the new Changshu factory, terminals have been established in India, New Zealand and Thailand. The company currently operates factories in the Asia-Pacific region in China, Malaysia and Australia. Extensive local service is provided through a broad network of sales offices and terminals.

Labelexpo Asia 2007: UPM Raflatac at stand F1, Hall 4

For further information, please contact:
Ms Elisa Nilsson, VP, Communications, UPM Raflatac, mobile +358 40 500 3150

About UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is a world-leading supplier of self-adhesive label materials for a wide variety of needs in product and information labelling. In addition, the company is at the global forefront in the development and high-volume production of HF and UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. UPM Raflatac, which forms UPM’s Label Division, has around 2,500 employees and made sales of approximately EUR 1 billion (USD 1.3 billion) in 2006. The company has a global service network consisting of 11 factories on five continents and a broad network of distribution and slitting terminals and sales offices worldwide. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.