(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 14 November 2017 at 10:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac has expanded its PP Lite range of labeling solutions for the European market with the introduction of a new clear film, PP Clear FTC Lite. The face materials, adhesives, and backing used in the PP Lite range offer brands new ways to achieve their sustainability objectives.
PP Lite label materials offer brand owners the opportunity to differentiate themselves from the competition by becoming a leader in sustainable product labeling while boosting productivity across the value chain at the same time. By combining a lighter face material, a lower coat-weight adhesive, and a lighter backing, products in the PP Lite range optimize raw material use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, and waste.
In line with the PP Lite concept, PP Clear FTC Lite is a multi-purpose label material suitable for labeling rigid containers with smooth surfaces in beverage, food, and home and personal care applications, and is compliant with EU food safety regulations. Clear labels on see-through packaging make products stand out on the shelf and help consumers make more informed purchasing decisions by showing them exactly what they are buying.
"Our Label Life demonstrates that by replacing conventional PP label materials with our PP Lite solutions, brand owners can optimize raw material use and make sustainability gains through a lower environmental footprint," explains Jan Hasselblatt, Director, Global Business Development, UPM Raflatac. "With the addition of PP Clear FTC Lite for achieving a no-label look, the range allows brands to take their packaging designs one step further while improving productivity and demonstrating their commitment to sustainable packaging."
For further information please contact:
Päivi Knihti, Segment Manager, Films, EMEIA, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 2041 68 395
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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 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.
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