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UPM Raflatac Introduces New Plant-Based PE Film for Home and Personal Care Applications

Self-adhesive label materials manufacturer UPM Raflatac has introduced new plant-based PE film for home and personal care applications.

Launched in European market, the company’s new RafBio PE film can be used for the squeezable bottles and contoured containers, which are mostly used in home and personal care applications.

Part of the RafBio family of bio-based labeling solutions, the new film solution serves as an alternative to fossil-based films and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during its life cycle.

Developed by using sugarcane ethanol, the film includes more than 80% renewable plant-based raw material and can be recycled within the same recycling streams.

RafBio PE can be combined with RP37 adhesive for multi-purpose labelling applications.

UPM’s RafCycle programme enables label printers and end users to convert waste into valuable resources.

UPM Raflatac films EMEIA segment manager Päivi Knihti said: “Our RafBio range is another significant step on our journey towards a more sustainable future.

“It will help our customers to reduce their dependence on fossil raw materials and differentiate themselves from the competition by demonstrating a desire to improve their environmental performance.”

In June this year, UPM Raflatac launched two new peel and reseal label materials for food labeling applications in the European market.

The new Peel-Rseal PP White FTC 60 and Peel-Rseal PP Clear FTC 50 have been developed for re-closure labeling applications, which need to be opened and closed multiple times.

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