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UPM Raflatac focuses on food-safe label solutions and environmental efficiency at Alimentaria Food & Drinks Exhibition

Press Release 21.4.2016 14:00 EEST

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 21 April 2016 at 13:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac's label experts welcome brand owners, label printers and other interest groups to the Alimentaria International Food & Drinks Exhibition at Barcelona Gran Via Venue, on 25-28 April 2016. Visitors will have the opportunity to catch up with the latest developments in self-adhesive labelling and sustainability at Stand 184 in Hall 4A.

Sustainable solutions in the spotlight

At the exhibition, UPM Raflatac will demonstrate its commitment to sustainability by highlighting the Label Life and RafCyle® concepts. Label Life helps label printers and end-users understand the life cycle impacts of different label stock products and get credible information on the environmental performance of their labels.

UPM Raflatac's RafCycle® is a sustainable recycling solution for recovering self-adhesive matrix and release liner waste. The wine industry is among the leading adopters of RafCycle due to a brand ethic highly attuned to sustainability. A RafCycle partnership gives label converters and wineries the opportunity to reduce their waste costs while raising their environmental performance.

At Alimentaria, UPM Raflatac will be showcasing an extensive range of label materials dedicated to the wine industry - including exclusive face stocks. Various technical solutions will also be detailed for the most demanding applications.

Food label stocks reducing risk by raising safety

UPM Raflatac supplies a wide range of label stock specially formulated for food safety and tested to comply with regulatory permissions and limits. These materials support compliance with regulations such as EU 10/2011, which requires that labels applied to primary packaging must have Declarations of Conformity (DoCs) to document controlled, authorized substances.

High-quality DoCs are available from UPM Raflatac for quick and convenient distribution down the packaging supply chain. This significantly reduces the risks and repercussions of product recalls and provides a valuable safeguard for brand reputation.

For further information please contact:
Xavier Masdevall, Sales Director, Spain and Portugal, UPM Raflatac Ibèrica S.A., tel. +34 937131900, email: xavier.masdevall@upmraflatac.com

High-resolution photos can be downloaded at http://pet.upm.com/?cart=10658-iacjkijchg&l=EN

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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 Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America 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

UPM has been ranked 25th on the list of the one hundred most sustainable corporations by Corporate Knights. Companies who make the Global 100 ranking are the top overall performers in sustainability in their respective industrial sectors.