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UPM Raflatac – label stock for prepacked foods

The new Thermal Top Food Fit PEFC is a next-generation label stock for prepacked food stored in chilled and moist environments

FINLAND • The new Thermal Top Food Fit PEFC is a next-generation label stock for prepacked food stored in chilled and moist environments. Suitable for vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), it offers high productivity, excellent print and conversion results, and a low environmental impact over its life cycle.

Part of UPM Raflatac’s Fit product range in the European market, Thermal Top Food Fit PEFC meets standard quality requirements for direct thermal printing, which means excellent print results and reliable scanning. It retains good strength to ensure reliable conversion and stable matrix stripping.

Compared to previous-generation products, Thermal Top Food Fit PEFC with RH9X adhesive and Honey Glassine 45 backing is thinner, allowing the use of longer reels, which translates to less reel changes, less downtime, and increased efficiency. The RH9X adhesive delivers high adhesion performance on MAP and vacuum packaging surfaces, keeping labels looking their best even in cold, moist environments like cold-chain delivery vehicles or in-store refrigeration cabinets.

Thinner face and backing materials also mean reduced raw material usage and label waste, lowering environmental impact over the product’s life cycle. The HG45 Honey Glassine backing is made of PEFC(TM) certified wood raw material, originating from sustainably managed forests.

Armin Karl Geiger

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