UPM Raflatac introduces PE Film based on white plants for squeezable bottles

RafBio PE FilmExtending the range of film face materials, based on new white plants, UPM Raflatac provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. Its RafBio PE White with excellent flexibility is an ideal solution for the squeezable bottles and contoured containers that are widely used in home and personal care applications.

RafBio PE White and Clear are part of the RafBio family of bio-based labeling solutions. Customers looking for a sustainable film face material prefer RafBio family materials that reduce greenhouse gas emissions during their life cycle when compared to conventional PE and yet keeping their very best. The films are made from sugarcane ethanol and contain more than 80% renewable plant-based raw material. These films are recyclable within the same recycling streams as fossil-based PE. RafBio PE films are used for multi-purpose labeling applications in combination with RP37 adhesive. Furthermore, UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle program offers significant benefits to label printers and end users by turning waste into valuable resources.

Robert Taylor, Director, Sustainability, UPM Raflatac, said, “A bio-future is the logical solution for a circular society and we need more radical innovation to get there. At UPM Raflatac, we are taking steps to develop products that are thinner and lighter, recyclable and biobased. RafBio PE White is the logical choice for printers that want to go beyond eco-box-ticking. It’s a game-changing packaging solution that helps make the circular economy a reality for leading brand owners.”

UPM RAFLATAC, a global manufacturer of pressure sensitive label materials, develops and manufactures high-quality, high-performance self-adhesive label materials for product and information labeling.