UPM Raflatac Begins Labelstock Production at New Facility in Fletcher, N.C.

UPM Raflatac, Finland, has begun full-scale production at its new specialty products factory in Fletcher, N.C., USA, providing the company with narrow-web coating capabilities and capacity to develop specialty labelstock solutions for demanding end-uses. The company noted that the facility also allows it to deliver on a promise of becoming a full product line supplier to its diverse industry customer base,

The specialty products factory will supply labelstock products for end-uses such as security, pharmaceutical, food, tire, and durables labeling and ultra removable applications. It also will provide coat-to-order services and run small orders. This factory is located just a few miles from UPM Raflatac's existing labelstock manufacturing facility in Mills River, N.C., allowing the company to streamline its logistics processes, accelerating production and order delivery.

"With our new label solutions center, UPM Raflatac achieves its vision of offering a full range of standard Prime, VIP, and Specials products to our customers," says Jouko Lähepelto, SVP, Americas & Asia Pacific. "We can now provide labelstock converters with the industry know-how and production tools they need to supply specialty products to market-leading brand owners."

UPM Raflatac, part of UPM's Engineered Materials business group, is a global supplier of self-adhesive label materials. UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 13 factories on six continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide.