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UPM Raflatac Unveils Plant-based PE Film for Multi-purpose Labeling Applications

Published on 2017-09-27. Author : SpecialChem

UPM Raflatac is extending its range of film face materials for the European market with a new plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. RafBio PE performs just like standard PE film, and its excellent flexibility makes it ideal for the squeezable bottles and contoured containers that are widely used in home and personal care applications.

Plant-based PE Film for Labeling Applications
Plant-based PE Film for Labeling Applications

Waste into Valuable Resources


RafBio PE is combined with our RP37 adhesive for multi-purpose labelling applications. Furthermore, UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle program offers significant benefits to label printers and end users by turning waste into valuable resources.

Sustainability and Squeezability in Perfect Harmony


  • RafBio PE 85 performs just like standard PE film and is the ideal choice for a sustainable film face material that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while still keeping products looking their very best.
  • Its excellent flexibility for squeezable packaging and contoured containers makes it perfect for home and personal care applications. 
  • Made from sugarcane ethanol, RafBio PE 85 contains more than 80% renewable plant-based raw material and can be recycled in the same way as fossil-based PE films.
  • RafBio Compostable films are fully biodegradable and can be recycled along with regular household bio waste.

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Source: UPM Raflatac
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