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Ultra-thin, recyclable polypropylene liner for paper-faced labels

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Ultra-thin, recyclable polypropylene liner for paper-faced labels
Microliner construction enables 30 percent more labels per roll compared to labels carried on a 2.5 mil Kraft liner.
In Use – Commercially available in the USA

Packaging Reduction, Recycled content/recyclability, Resource efficiency (e.g. filling line efficiency), Storage and Transport efficiency

Product Categories
Drinks, Food

Relevant Materials
Paper, Plastic – Flexible

Relevant Packaging Formats

Supply Chain Phase


A specialist manufacturer has launched an ultra-thin, recyclable polypropylene (PP) liner for paper-faced labels.
The new  thinner construction with a liner thickness of 30 microns is said to result in 30 percent more labels per roll compared to products constructed with a 2.5 mil Kraft liner, which enables the use of longer rolls and reduces the number of roll changes. The thin light-weight construction also brings the benefit of reduced transportation and packaging costs. The liner offers high-speed converting and fast dispensing with few web breaks.The PP material is fully recyclable.
UPM Raflatac of the USA has developed the ProLiner PP30 products for customers in the American market.
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Potential Benefits

This technology has several potentail benefits including improved efficiency during distribution and packaging material reduction.  There are also additional benefits as the new thinner liner rolls enable greater quantities to be stored in the same space and this should result in transportation savings.  The thinner rolls also facilitate fewer roll changes and therefore imrpoves line efficiencies.

Intellectual Property

UPM Raflatac of the USA has developed the new ProLiner PP30 products.

Consultant View

The REID database features other technologies which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of labels and labelling. Try searching the database using the term "Labels" to find further relevant entries.

Contacts and Further Information

Mr. Patrick Goss,
Prime Business Director, America,
UPM Raflatac
400 Broadpointe Drive
Mills River,
NC 28759,
United States
Tel. +1-828-651-4893

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