UPM Raflatac's new UL-certified products with higher heat resistance

Press Release 13.4.2016 11:00 EEST

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 13 April 2016 at 10:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac is introducing a new UL-approved, durable label solution for electrical and electronic goods, their components and housing. PET Matt White TC 50 RX15 has been tested to withstand temperatures up to 200 °C and bonds strongly to galvanized and stainless steels.

At the same time, PET White TC 50 RC18 has been retested by UL under more rigorous conditions to take its temperature rating from 180 °C to 200 °C. This combination is suitable for aluminium and galvanized and stainless steel, as well as plastics such as PP and PE.

For label printers supplying durable solutions into electrical and electronics end-uses, UL-certified labels are essential. Both products have been tested according to the UL 969 standard for printing materials as a component of marking and labelling systems. Approved combinations of printing inks and TTR ribbons for these materials can be found on UL's website: http://www.ul.com/

In addition to providing outstanding durable performance, UPM Raflatac's UV-cured RC adhesives and catalyst activated RX adhesives are solvent-free, which significantly reduces environmental impacts compared to solvent adhesives. They fulfil performance requirements for a wide range of challenging conditions including exposure to heat, chemicals and weathering..

For further information please contact:
Martti Vähälä, Labelling Solutions Manager - Durables & Tyres, Film and Special Business, EMEIA, tel. +358 2041 6143

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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