UPM Raflatac Opens New Labelstock Products Plant in North Carolina

May 1, 2012 - UPM Raflatac said that it recently opened its new specialty products factory in Fletcher, North Carolina (USA).

The facility, which began full-scale production in April 2012, will provide UPM Raflatac with the expertise, narrow-web coating capabilities and capacity to develop specialty labelstock solutions for demanding end-uses and allow the company to deliver on its 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; provide coat-to-order services; and run small orders.

This factory is located just a few miles from UPM Raflatacís existing labelstock manufacturing facility in Mills River, North Carolina, 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 Lahepelto, Senior Vice President, Americas & Asia Pacific, UPM Raflatac.

"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."

SOURCE: UPM Raflatac