UPM Raflatac achieves ‘industry first’ RecyClass recognition in PE films

UPM Raflatac has announced it has received RecyClass recognition for PE Films with its multi-purpose UV acrylic adhesive technology.

This makes the business the first ever pressure sensitive laminate producer to receive technology approval in this category. The recognition expands UPM Raflatac’s portfolio of RecyClass approved PE (polyethylene) label materials. These materials are recognised to be recycling compatible with coloured and natural PE flexible films.

“We are working towards a more sustainable and circular future,” said Katja Kivelä, business director, food and HPC, films & specials SBU EMEIA, UPM Raflatac. “One big part of this is making plastic packaging recyclable. Labels not only serve as an important carrier of information on flexible packages and packaging films, but also offer a functional purpose as closure systems for example.

“We are proud to be the first ever self-adhesive label company to provide RecyClass approved recycling compatible labeling solutions for PE flexible packaging.”

RecyClass is an initiative designed to advance the recyclability of plastic packaging to improve recyclability and recyclate quality.