In Finland, UPM Raflatac and UPM Biofuels have joined forces to innovate for a future beyond fossils. As a concrete result of this collaboration, UPM Raflatac brings two wood-based renewable labeling materials into the market: UPM Raflatac Forest Film and UPM Raflatac Fossil-Free Adhesive. These innovative labeling materials will answer brand owners’ needs to replace traditional fossil-based virgin materials with renewable ones. Their main raw material is UPM BioVerno naphtha, an ideal renewable component for replacing fossil based raw materials with sustainably sourced renewable feedstock.
Forest Film is the first wood-based polypropylene film label material on the market. Fossil-Free Adhesive RP48 is a renewable multipurpose solution. Together with other responsibly sourced label materials like the forest positive UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+, this adhesive forms a comprehensive solution making each layer of labeling even more sustainable.
Both Forest Film and Fossil-Free Adhesive are drop-in solutions so they do not require any changes in production processes and can smoothly replace traditional fossil-based options. These products combine the circular economy with renewable bioeconomy – one ton of fossil raw material can now be replaced with one ton of renewable raw material.