UPM Raflatac expands its range of food-approved top coated label products

Press Release 6.6.2016 12:30 EEST

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 6 June 2016 at 11:30 EET) - UPM Raflatac is adding to its extensive range of food-safe labeling products in the European market with the addition of PP White FTC 60 and a food-approved version of its VANISHTM ultra-thin, clear PET label face material.

PP White FTC 60 is a multipurpose top-coated film designed for labeling applications on rigid packaging where good water, chemical, and oil resistance is required. The VANISHTM range of ultra-thin face materials makes it possible to create innovative and intricate food label designs on rigid plastic and glass packaging while providing consumers with an excellent view of the product. Furthermore, compared to other clear-film solutions, VANISHTM face material uses less raw material, making it a more economical and sustainable choice.

These new products will ensure that UPM Raflatac can continue to support its customers in creating attractive food labels that also meet strict consumer information and food safety regulations. The company's range of food-safe label materials and adhesives includes products designed specifically for use with ambient-temperature, chilled, and frozen foods, as well as adhesives and label materials for direct food labeling applications.

"We're proud to be able to offer our customers a wide choice of food-safe labeling options", says Jay Betton, Labeling Solutions Manager, Wine & Spirits, Food at UPM Raflatac EMEIA. "Our products are supported by Declarations of Compliance, and all our production units in Europe have a food safety management system that complies with the ISO 22000 food safety standard. Safety or compliance incidents that result in product recalls have huge implications for customers in the food supply chain. By choosing UPM Raflatac products our customers can avoid putting consumers, their brand, and their customers' brands at risk."

For further information please contact:
Jay Betton, Labeling Solutions Manager, Wine & Spirits, Food, UPM Raflatac EMEIA, tel. +44 1723 583661

High-resolution photos can be downloaded at http://pet.upm.com/l/DLBKt2w9jTkQ

Find out more about UPM Raflatac's food-safe labeling products here: http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/solutions-and-services/labeling-solutions/food/food-safety/

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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