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UPM Raflatac is a leading global supplier of pressure sensitive labeling solutions, employing more than 3,000 people in a network of 10 factories and sales offices and distribution terminals worldwide with annual sales of about 1.4 billion €. UPM Raflatac‘s parent company is UPM – The Biofore Company.
The company‘s films and papers are used for product and information labeling across a wide range of end-uses, ranging from pharmaceuticals and security to food and beverage applications.
Paper and film laminates are delivered in rolls and sheets. UPM‘S customers include large and small label printers focusing on roll-to-roll printing, and packaging providers. Also provided are sheet products for offset and screen printers in the graphics industry, which are distributed by paper merchants in Europe.
UPM Raflatac has global multisite certificates for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards. All factories in Europe are certified according to the ISO 22000:2005 food safety standard. The certificate ensures that the food label products manufactured at these factories meet all the relevant legal requirements for food contact materials. The management systems are certified and regularly audited by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
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UPM Raflatac produces an extensive range of paper and film materials for labels applied onto products of different shapes and materials, in various climates and a range of environments.
In 1976 the companies Raf. Haarla and United Paper Mills merged and the label business became the seperate unit Raflatac. By the end of the decade, Raflatac had achieved industrial-scale label stock manufacturing capabilities and was exporting its products to Western Europe. Thanks to the resources of a major forest industry company, state-of-the-art, proprietary adhesive technology and successful business acquisitions, the following decades saw Raflatac grow rapidly into the position it occupies today – one of the preeminent manufacturers of paper and film laminates.
1996 Raflatac became part of UPM a world‘s leading forest industry company. Beginning with the 21st century UpM Raflatac has continued to expand its geographical scope and production base. Investments in new production facilities has made UPM Raflatac a global player in the self adhesive label industry and today the company is growing and expanding into new, emerging markets in South America and Asia.