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Meet Thermal Top Logistics Fit PEFC: the next generation label for transport and logistics

Press Release 29.6.2016 11:00 EEST

(UPM Raflatac, 29 June 2016 at 10:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac is introducing the new Thermal Top Logistics Fit PEFC, a self-adhesive label material designed especially for transport and logistics. It offers higher productivity through less reel changes and exceeds the environmental credentials of its predecessors.

Thermal Top Logistics Fit PEFC resists scuffing and scratching, which makes it the perfect alternative to standard warehouse and shipping labels. Thanks to innovations in raw materials and production, it also offers excellent scanning reliability and printability with direct thermal, UV- and water-based flexography.

Less reel changes, better productivity

Compared to previous generations, Thermal Top Logistics Fit PEFC is significantly thinner. A thinner material allows the use of longer reels, which translates to less reel changes, less downtime and increased efficiency. Ultimately, that also shows in lower storage and transportation costs.

Thermal Top Logistics Fit PEFC retains good paper strength for reliable conversion and offers stable matrix-stripping in mainstream logistics label production. The combination of high performance and consistent quality makes it an unbeatable choice for converters.

A reliable and environmentally sound choice

Thermal Top Logistics Fit PEFC further improves the environmental performance of the label. It is made of PEFC(TM) certified wood raw material, originating from sustainably managed forests. Jon Lenck, Director, Business Segment VIP and Prime at UPM Raflatac EMEIA, shares that sustainability was a key consideration in product development:

"We're proud to say that the new Honey Glassine backing HG45 PEFC is thinner than the standard HG65 without compromising performance in conversion or end use. A leaner material reduces liner waste volumes and disposal costs. But it's not just waste reduction - we're talking about a lower environmental impact over the whole lifecycle in regards to water, energy and CO2 emissions."

For further information, please contact:
Mr Jon Lenck, Director, VIP & Prime, UPM Raflatac EMEIA, tel. +48 71 776 5000

High-resolution photos can be downloaded at: http://pet.upm.com/l/WxDmmr8Svbsc

UPM Raflatac
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 labeling 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 ENA 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

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