UPM Raflatac – Very thin squeezable film PE 65 introduced
FINLAND • UPM Raflatac launches its PE 65 film labelstock range in the EMEIA market. With 65 microns it is announced by UPM as the company’s thinnest squeezable films to-date and the thinnest PE label produced for the home and personal care market.
These thinner versions of UPM Raflatac’s standard PE 85 films offer the same conformability and squeezability and can create a seamless, no-edge look on bottles, according to the company. Combined with their resistance to water, oils and chemicals, new clear and white PE 65 film constructions are set to be a sustainable alternative for conformable and squeezable containers and tubes.
According to UPM Raflatac, the thinner overall construction of the film labelstock helps printers, converters and end-users run a more efficient operation. PE 65’s thinner caliper means more labels per roll and longer roll lengths, resulting in fewer roll changes and less down time. These 65 micron PE film label materials also reduce transportation and packaging waste at multiple stages in the operational process.
Choosing eco-designed products like PE 65 materials can also help reduce the environmental impact of labels. According to a UPM Raflatac Life Cycle Assessment study performed in accordance with internationally recognized ISO 14040/44 standards, by switching from PE 85 to PE 65, companies can see reductions in energy use (15%), greenhouse gas emissions (14%) and water consumption (13%).