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UPM Raflatac launches two new lightweight face materials for wash-off logistics labeling

Press Release 13.4.2017 11:00 EEST

(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 13 April 2017 at 10:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac has launched two new face materials for the European market for wash-off logistics labeling applications. Thermalite Top+ PEFC and Thermalite Eco+ PEFC are lightweight and, when paired with the RP45 LW adhesive, they adhere permanently to even rough or patterned surfaces for the lifetime of the label then wash off with ease leaving no residue. With the new materials, plastic pallets, crates, and other containers can be labeled effectively and sent back into circulation over and over again - with minimal fuss and maximum efficiency.

Thermalite Top+ PEFC is a BPA-free direct thermal label face for wash-off applications. It has good image stability and keeps its functionality in both chilled conditions and during hot summer transport. Thermalite Eco+ PEFC is a light thermal label face, also for wash-off applications. It is more resource efficient than standard products as the grammage has been reduced - without compromising performance.

"These products are lightweight, making them much better for the environment," says Jouni Iiskola, Segment Manager, Logistics, UPM Raflatac "Less raw materials are used in production, and less transportation means reduced emissions. Thanks to their excellent functionality and high environmental performance, both products are approved by Svenska Retursystem, the Swedish system for circulating crates and pallets for reuse."

UPM Raflatac offers specialty labeling solutions for address labels, shipping and mailing labels and related applications. More information can be found on our transportation and logistics labeling solutions page.

For further information please contact:
Jouni Iiskola, Segment Manager, Logistics, UPM Raflatac, Specials, tel. +358 204 168 193

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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 labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. 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 Specialty Papers, 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 19,300 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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