UPM Raflatac has launched a range of direct thermal and thermal transfer-printable products for the Americas food rotation market. These paper and film labelstocks reportedly allow restaurants to cycle containers in and out with ease – improving inventory efficiency and cost control, and reducing the risk of food allergies due to cross-contamination.
UPM Raflatac’s food rotation products are suited to pre-printed ‘day of the week’ labels that assist with inventory management and food spoilage waste by helping kitchen staff easily identify expiration dates on food storage bins.
The company’s water dissolvable paper labels are designed to break down in the presence of moisture and fully dissolve during the rinsing process. No face or adhesive residue is left behind, so drains are never clogged, and food containers can be rotated quickly.
Additionally, UPM Raflatac’s film labels for the food service industry can withstand tough dishwasher conditions – but still remove cleanly at the end of the process, according to the company. Container contents are visible both before and after cleansing, which helps restaurants avoid consumer food allergy issues due to container cross-contamination.