The portfolio will help brands in hospitality, retail and weigh scales, transport and warehousing, and industrial food sectors to increase efficiency and meet their sustainability goals
Sustainable labelling materials supplier UPM Raflatac has expanded its Direct Thermal (DT) Opticut Linerless labels portfolio.
The company said that the OptiCut products are tailored for use in hospitality, retail and weigh scales, transport and warehousing, and the industrial food sector.
According to UPM Raflatac, the expanded DT Linerless range was created with each end user’s functionalities in mind.
It covers logistics for shipping and warehousing, to-go orders for hospitality, cold conditions for industrial food, retail scales, and weigh scales.
UPM said that products made with UPM OptiCut DT Linerless adhesive are repositionable and resistant to high heat, moisture, and cold. The offering will also help brands to meet their sustainability goals.
Additionally, the DT Linerless process enables process enhancements and operational efficiencies by using its ability to use variable lengths when labelling and reducing material costs.
The portfolio also reduces the roll changes and lowers the storage and transportation costs due to 50% more length per roll, the labelling materials supplier said. It also has no release liner waste.
The firm claimed that the Carbon Trust certifies the carbon impact of UPM Raflatac Linerless products, and Climate Impact Partners certifies the entire line as a CarbonNeutral product as per The CarbonNeutral Protocol.
UPM Raflatac Americas Paper Laminates director Brinder Gill said: “We widened our OptiCut Linerless portfolio to enable brands to maximise efficiency and find solutions for each unique packaging type.
“The adhesive properties for each of our seven OptiCut products were designed for various application environments.”
“With these designations, our Linerless product portfolio not only provides brands with increased efficiency, accuracy, and reduction in waste, but also certified carbon savings.”
In September this year, the company completed the acquisition of Germany-based AMC (Advanced Methods of Coating).
AMC is said to have two production facilities in Northern Germany, at Kaltenkirchen and Hagenow, where it employs more than 300 people.