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UPM Raflatac's BOPP Labels Earn APR Recognition for Recyclability in HDPE & PP Packaging

Sustainable Labeling Solutions Support Circular Economy with Third-Party Validation

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UPM Raflatac, a global supplier of innovative and sustainable self-adhesive paper and film products, has been formally recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for three types of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) label products for HDPE and PP package recycling. These include Undecorated BOPP with hotmelt adhesive, Undecorated BOPP with RW85C, and Metalized undecorated BOPP with general purpose acrylic adhesive.

“We are honored to once again be recognized for our continued commitment to supporting the transition to a more circular economy. This new guidance will help us further provide more sustainable solutions to our customers and brand owners,” stated Kyle Strenski, Business Director, UPM Raflatac Americas.Raf Brand Products Laundry Detergent Lowres

APR Design® for Recyclability Recognition provides third-party validation that a package or packaging component’s design is compatible with the North American recycling system. This process has now confirmed that UPM Raflatac’s BOPP products, as stated above, have met the highest criteria for recyclability according to the APR Design® Guide. UPM Raflatac’s latest recognitions are all for HDPE and PP recycling.Raf Brand Products Shower Gel Lowres

“APR congratulates UPM Raflatac for taking action to improve the recyclability of packaging and taking the steps to receive APR Design® Recognition,” said Steve Alexander, APR President & CEO. “Recyclable packaging means less waste, more efficient use of limited natural resources, and more high-quality post-consumer resin for new products.”

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