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UPM Raflatac focuses on food-safe label solutions and environmental efficiency at Xeikon Café

imageUPM Raflatac is presenting self-adhesive labelling solutions in the print media category at the Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations event in Belgium on 10-12 March. The company focuses on latest food safety legislation, and choices for better environmental performance.

Food label stock reducing risk by raising safety

UPM Raflatac supplies a wide range of label stock with adhesives especially formulated for food safety and tested to comply with regulatory permissions and limits.

These materials support compliance with regulations such as EU 10/2011, which requires that direct food labels with a plastic layer and all labels applied to plastic primary packaging must have Declarations of Conformity (DoCs) documenting controlled, authorized substances.

High quality DoCs are available from UPM Raflatac for quick and convenient distribution down the packaging supply chain – significantly reducing the risks and repercussions of product recalls and providing valuable safeguards for brand reputation.

Sustainable decision-making with Label Life

UPM Raflatac is also demonstrating the web-based Label Life tool, which enables environmentally efficient choices by comparing different label materials and end-of-life scenarios.

Label life is based on the most comprehensive lifecycle assessment (LCA) model in the industry. This LCA has been developed following internationally recognized ISO 14040/44 standards and is consistent with the methodology used by major brand owners to evaluate their own environmental impacts.

With Label Life, label printers and end-users receive credible information on carbon emissions and water and energy consumption. These calculations enable sustainable decision-making for improved environmental performance.

· Food contact materials

· Label Life