UPM Raflatac and Logopak offer solutions in print, apply labeling

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UPM Raflatac and Logopak offer solutions in print, apply labeling
Logopak’s fully automated Logomatic 410 Linerless labeling system

Label manufacturer UPM Raflatac and industrial labeling and identification solutions provider Logopak have agreed on a collaboration to provide their customers with the first robust linerless solution in print and apply labeling.

With linerless labeling, omitting the label liner significantly increases the running length and capacity of the label rolls saves costs, and benefits the environment by reducing the CO2 footprint in production and logistics. As a first step, the collaboration is expected to improve the automatic labeling of secondary packaging.

The benefits of the collaboration for customers are realized through the compatibility between Logopak’s linerless labeling technology and UPM Raflatac’s Linerless Opticut label material. Logopak has tested the functionality of linerless printing with more than one million cuts with UPM Raflatac’s OptiCut material without any significant pollution or major abrasion of the cutter. 

This result is proof that together Logopak and UPM Raflatac can provide a labeling solution that takes automatic linerless labeling to an unprecedented level of speed, accuracy, and reliability, tackling the challenges linerless labeling has conventionally faced.

Logopak’s fully automated Logomatic 410 Linerless labeling system provides sustainable, flexible, and budget-friendly labeling of secondary packaging and shipping cartons. The Logomatic enables cutting the labels, which are coated with active adhesives, to individual sizes, which optimizes both the material input and economically efficient use of Logopak’s innovative eco labeler.

UPM Raflatac’s Linerless Opticut is a labeling material that prevents paper jamming and provides excellent adhesion with minimal adhesive build-up. The solution minimizes service time and offers customers maximum uptime of the labeling system with reduced need for roll changes, lower material costs, and improved sustainability with FSC-certified (FSC-C012530) raw materials and requires less raw materials than standard pressure-sensitive label materials. UPM Raflatac’s linerless range is also certified as a carbon-neutral product against the carbon-neutral protocol by Climate Impact Partners.

“We have been determined to develop linerless labeling to new heights to drive both sustainability and efficiency. By joining the forces with Logopak, we can accelerate these advancements and offer first-class solutions in the field of automated labeling,” says Ville Pollari, Business Segment director, Paper Laminates EMEIA, UPM Raflatac.

“Our vision is to make industrial labeling consistently sustainable in order to improve the eco-balance in an efficient way. By close cooperation with UPM Raflatac, we achieve a perfect interaction in the field of linerless labeling technology, which enables us to offer complete solutions for our customers, from machinery and software to consumables. This underlines our mission to make business faster, safer and greener, says Patrick Petersen-Lund, product manager Logopak Systeme.

UPM Raflatac offers sustainable labeling through innovative self-adhesive label materials and services. They offer high-quality paper and film label stock for branding and promotion, informational labels, and labels with functionality.

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