UPM Raflatac invests in new hotmelt technology.

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* UPM Raflatac is investing in new hotmelt adhesive mixing and coating technology at its self-adhesive labelstock factory in Changshu, China. With this in-house hotmelt manufacturing capability, UPM Ratlatac says it will be offering label converters cuttingedge technology and expertise they require to develop cost-effective and high-quality label products. The new technology will be in use during the first quarter of 2013.

The latest hotmelt coating technology allows UPM Raflatac to expand its standard paper and film product ranges particularly in the food, retail and tire industries as well as in variable information printing (VIP), where hotmelts provide advantages such as high initial tack and reliable adhesion on chilled, moist or rough surfaces. The new technology also enables the development of special products designed for niche markets as well as shorter runs, meeting the individual needs of brand owners.

In addition to a wider product range, UPM Raflatac says its...

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