UPM Raflatac achieves global approvals on Star Micronics mC-Label3 linerless printers

Press Release 27.9.2023 11:00 EEST

UPM Raflatac has achieved global approvals for its OptiCut™ Direct Thermal (DT) Linerless RL50 on Star Micronics mC-Label3 printers. These approvals further expand the label materials' proven performance in the hospitality environment.

Extensive testing and approval processes have confirmed the exceptional efficiency and performance of the mC-Label3 printers when paired with OptiCut label materials. This synergy brings tangible benefits to quick service and fast casual kitchens, as well as other types of businesses in the hospitality sector.

“We are committed to tailoring our label materials to their intended end-use environments. The Linerless OptiCut RL50, designed for the fast-paced hospitality kitchen, eliminates concerns related to adhesive build-up and printer dust. These label materials are engineered to securely re-adhere as needed, enhancing order accuracy for consumers, and streamlining kitchen operations,” says Marko Tiainen, Global Manager for New and Emerging Technologies at UPM Raflatac.

"Star Micronics mC-Label3 linerless printers not only meet the evolving market demands for efficient label printing in the hospitality environment but also underscore our commitment to innovation and sustainability. The collaborative efforts have yielded excellent test results, revealing a seamless fit and synergy between our mC-Label3 printer technology and UPM Raflatac’s OptiCut label materials. This alignment offers significant gains in operational efficiency and meets the specific needs of quick-service restaurants," states Simon Martin, Director & General Manager, Star Micronics EMEA.

UPM Raflatac’s linerless range is certified as a CarbonNeutral® product for the entire life cycle. While the company continues to reduce its carbon footprint, it also compensates for the unavoidable product-related GHG emissions until the product's end-of-life. Within UPM Raflatac's product range, customers can discover a comprehensive selection of solutions tailored for all major linerless labeling environments.

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For further information please contact:
Marko Tiainen, Manager, New and Emerging Technologies, UPM Raflatac
David Pearce, Technical Director, Star Micronics EMEA

For media inquiries:
Claire Smith, PR Manager, Star Micronics EMEA, Tel: +44 (0)1494 471111, csmith@Star-EMEA.com

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UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac offers high-quality self-adhesive paper and film products including label materials, graphics solutions and removable self-adhesive products. We operate 12 factories and deliver our innovative and more sustainable products through our global network of distribution terminals. We are one of UPM’s growth businesses and employ around 3,300 people. Our sales reached almost EUR 2 billion (USD 2,1 billion) in 2022. Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at www.upmraflatac.com.

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Star Micronics
Founded in 1947, Star Micronics is one of the world's largest printer manufacturers and has worldwide production, marketing and support facilities. Employing over 1500 staff and achieving turnover in excess of £400 million, Star Micronics has developed a POS printer portfolio that spans thermal and dot matrix printers and mechanisms, designed for barcode, ticketing, receipts and labelling. Star's proven technology is also being utilised to install print mechanisms in multimedia kiosk environments. The Star Micronics' range is available internationally via a distribution channel comprising distributors and dealers.

We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As the industry leader in responsibility, we are committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. We employ 17,200 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 11,7 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils. www.upm.com

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