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UPM Raflatac opens new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Chile

Self-adhesive label materials manufacturer UPM Raflatac has opened a new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Santiago, Chile.

The new terminal will provide an expanded range of advanced and sustainable paper, film and specials products to the customers in the Chilean and surrounding markets such as Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru.

It will mainly focus on customers in the wine and craft beverage segments.

With two meter-wide slitting capabilities, the new terminal joins the firm’s terminal network, which includes multiple facilities across North and South America.

UPM Raflatac global films SBU and Americas region senior vice president Mark Pollard said: "UPM Raflatac has the highest quality product portfolio on the market combined with world-class service and we are happy to now be able to offer them to the Chilean and regional pressure-sensitive label markets.

UPM Raflatac South America sales director Andreu Gombau said: "As we continue to expand our presence in South America with the opening of our new Chilean terminal, we will be there to meet customers' needs by offering them all the capabilities of our global company with a local touch.”

Earlier this month, UPM Raflatac has expanded offering for industrial chemical labeling with the launch of Synlite Xtra outdoor-resistant film.

Suitable for industrial chemical labeling applications, the lightweight and production-efficient PP-based matt film has high level of resistance required in challenging outdoor conditions.

The film is paired with UPM Raflatac’s high-tack RC77 adhesive, which is also said to offer good UV resistance as well as improved adhesion on polar and non-polar surfaces.

Image: UPM Raflatac has opened a new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Santiago. Photo: courtesy of UPM Raflatac.