New food-safe topcoat brings legislative compliance to premium-look food labels

Monday, December 7, 2015

image  UPM Raflatac’s new food-safe PET Gloss White FTC 50 for the European market fulfils the needs of packaging designers and brand owners seeking legislatively compliant food labels with a premium level of shelf-appeal.

“With the new topcoat, PET Gloss White FTC 50 supports quality print results with lasting resistance to rubbing, scratching and moisture. It’s ideal for labelling chilled, deep freeze and peel-and-reseal products with a loyalty enhancing brand experience,” says Jay Betton, Labelling Solutions Manager at UPM Raflatac EMEIA.

“Higher temperature resistance than other films commonly used in the food industry also makes this PET-based label film a perfect match for labelling ‘cook in the bag’ products. Using plastic-identical labels on PET packaging additionally offers more opportunities for recycling.”

Compliance to EU 10/2011 is a legal obligation which minimizes the risk of food contamination from packaging containing plastics. In addition to protecting consumers, compliance helps protect label suppliers and brand owners from the liabilities and reputation damage caused by product recalls.

UPM Raflatac supplies Declarations of Conformity for film-based food labelling solutions. Compliant materials and documentation are essential for label printers competing as suppliers to food packaging contractors and brands.

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