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Friday, November 14, 2014

UPM Raflatac developes series of removable label materials for energy labeling

UPM Raflatac has developed a series of removable label materials to meet the requirements of EU Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU, which requires the efficiency of products which have a significant impact on energy consumption to be clearly labeled to guide decisions by purchasers.

White goods like refrigerators, washing machines and dryers, as well as TVs, window glazing and air-conditioning units have been included in the scope of the Energy Labelling Directive for some time. More product groups are gradually being included, with vacuum cleaners among the most recent products to require energy labels.

UPM Raflatac new series of removable label materials have been designed to suit the directive, and to meet brand owner requirements for full functionality, end-user convenience and visually high quality. They also fulfill brand owners’ increasingly rigorous demands for environmentally sound labeling alternatives, UPM Raflatac said.

UPM Raflatac’s energy labeling products offer filmic, coated paper and digital label faces with a choice of removable and ultra-removable adhesives selected for different types of surfaces and levels of smoothness or texture. Once the label is removed, sensitive surfaces remain free from adhesive residue.

Advanced water-based and UV acrylic adhesives offer more environmentally sound alternatives to solvent-based products and have equivalent or better performance in numerous applications, UPM Raflatac added.