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  • 22 Sep 2022

UPM Raflatac and Logopak collaborate on linerless system

Collaboration to offer system for printing and applying linerless labels

UPM Raflatac and the industrial labeling and identification product provider, Logopak, have teamed up to develop print and apply lintless labelling system. As a first step, the collaboration will improve the automatic labeling of secondary packaging.

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.

The benefits of the collaboration for customers are realized through Logopak’s linerless labeling technology and UPM Raflatac’s Linerless Opticut label material.

According to UPM Raflatac, Logopak has tested the functionality of the linerless printing with more than one million cuts with OptiCut material without any significant pollution or major abrasion of the cutter. Together, the two companies aim to provide a labeling system that takes automatic linerless labeling to unprecedented level of speed, accuracy and reliability tackling the challenges of conventional labelling.

The 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 labeller.

UPM Raflatac’s Linerless Opticut is a labeling material that prevents paper jamming and provides excellent adhesion with minimal adhesive build-up. The system 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 CarbonNeutral product against the CarbonNeutral 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 also in the field of automated labeling,' said Ville Pollari, business segment director of paper laminates for EMEIA at 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 until consumables. This underlines our mission to make business “Faster. Safer. Greener',' added Patrick Petersen-Lund, product manager, Logopak Systeme.

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